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The Magician's Tale


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ISBN 10: 0399142606 / ISBN 13: 9780399142604
Published by Putnam Adult June 1997, 1997
Used Condition: Fine (F) Hardcover
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Very collectable condition. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. Former owner name on FFEP page. Author first novel. A psychosexual thriller. Photographer Kay Farrow expects great things from her studies of Tim Lovsey. But when he turns up dead, Kay decides to investigate. Moving with her camera among the gay bars and clubs, she pieces together Tim's bizarre life and mysterious death. Bookseller Inventory # 20081118103917

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Title: The Magician's Tale

Publisher: Putnam Adult June 1997

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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The colors of Kay Farrow's landscape are black, white, and shades of gray. An achromat suffering from total color blindness, Kay's vision sharpens her skills as a photographer. When Tim Lovsey, a handsome street hustler, is brutally slain, he becomes much more than Kay's subject. She makes it her mission to find his killer, even though the police would prefer to quietly let the case drop.

Kay's search for answers takes her back in time to an unsolved serial murder case with disturbing parallels to Tim's killing. Searching for the truth, she moves from the back alleys and exotic clubs of San Francisco's sexual underground to the elite enclaves of the city's most privileged class. Kay knows that Tim's murderer resides at the murky intersection of these disparate worlds, where life is painted in shades of lust, jealously, greed, and desire.


a darkly magical tale, drawing the reader in with sleight of hand to an erotic, stylish and ultimately squalid series of encounters that end in a dazzlingly clever twist ( VAL MCDERMID)

brings San Francisco to life with a vengeance ... [David Hunt] writes like a dream ... a dizzy ride on the wild side ( Time Out)

An assured and accomplished book ( Sunday Telegraph)

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