Man With an Axe

Jackson, Jon A.

Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1998
ISBN 10: 0871137089 / ISBN 13: 9780871137081
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Signed. Slight lean to spine. Upper spine edge wrinkled. Inscribed "To Keith - a fellow rider on the road. Regards Jon Jackson". Signed publicity postcards included. Please check our inventory for more books by Jon Jackson. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Synopsis: Detroit Detective Sergeant "Fang" Mulheisen is about to begin an investigation into the mystery surrounding a headless corpse when a young kid arrives with an e-mail cartoon message addressed to Mulheisen. Soon the detective is being led on a scavenger hunt that takes him into modern jazz history, the Detroit police archives, and the notebook diaries of Grootka, his now-dead mentor .

From Booklist: Through five novels, Jackson's Fang Mulheisen series quietly established itself as perhaps the toughest, most darkly comic, consistently superior American procedural on the market. Then, with the publication of Dead Folks (1996), the chorus of critical praise grew to a crescendo, and the word was finally out. Now comes number seven, and there is no reason to stop shouting. Jackson bites off a lot here--a plot hinging on who killed Jimmy Hoffa; a narrative structure in which much of the story is told in the form of a dead cop's diary--but for the most part, he pulls it off superbly. The diary interludes impede narrative flow just a bit, but they allow Jackson to resurrect Fang's delightfully obscene former partner, Grootka, who posthumously leads Fang on a scavenger hunt into the past, revealing not only what happened to Hoffa but also why it happened and who was involved. The explanation has the ring of plausible speculation, but more important, it works as fiction, as does the parallel plot strain involving a saxophone player who makes the mistake of giving Hoffa a ride. Like Loren Estleman's Amos Walker series and the early Elmore Leonard novels, Jackson makes the most of Detroit's mean streets and Mob-stained history, but in addition to these obvious connections, the rumpled, jazz-loving, crotchety but empathetic Fang has a perfect complement across the ocean in the form of John Harvey's bedraggled British copper, Charlie Resnick. Anyone who sits on the hard-boiled side of the aisle and hasn't yet met Fang Mulheisen is in for a rare treat. Bill Ott

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Man With an Axe
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jon A. Jackson
Published by Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
ISBN 10: 0871137089 ISBN 13: 9780871137081
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Free State Books
(Halethorpe, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0871137089I4N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jon A. Jackson
Published by Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
ISBN 10: 0871137089 ISBN 13: 9780871137081
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Silver Arch Books
(St Louis, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # G0871137089I4N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jon A. Jackson
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN 10: 0871137089 ISBN 13: 9780871137081
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
OwlsBooks
(Toledo, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2511445583

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jackson, Jon A.
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press, N . Y. (1998)
ISBN 10: 0871137089 ISBN 13: 9780871137081
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Add-More Books
(Danville, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press, N . Y., 1998. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Cover Art (illustrator). 1st. X-Library with normal flaws.The hard cover and the jacket has very light shelf wear.Slight spine cock. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Bookseller Inventory # MY 13116

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 2.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jackson, Jon A.
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 0871137089 ISBN 13: 9780871137081
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Lover's Warehouse
(Watauga, TN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. This book is inscribed by the author on the title page. The binding is clean and bright with minor bumping. The spine remains free of creasing. The outer edges are a little smudged and the bottom has red permanent pen on it but it does not look like the standard remainder mark to me. The pages of this book are clean and unmarked. A good solid copy. FAST SHIPPING & FREE TRACKING!. Bookseller Inventory # 151117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jackson, Jon A.
Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A. (1998)
ISBN 10: 0871137089 ISBN 13: 9780871137081
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BIRDS NEST BOOKS
(missoula, MT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1998. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. signed and inscribed by Jon first printing tiny nick on the corner of the jacket. S. Bookseller Inventory # 10cd181

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 5.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jon A. Jackson
Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr (1998)
ISBN 10: 0871137089 ISBN 13: 9780871137081
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0871137089

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Jon A. Jackson
Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr (1998)
ISBN 10: 0871137089 ISBN 13: 9780871137081
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BookHouse On-Line
(Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket. First Edition. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. DJ has minor rubbing. Text, boards, and binding in very good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 132583

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 5.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Jackson, Jon A
Published by Atlantic Monthly, New York (1998)
ISBN 10: 0871137089 ISBN 13: 9780871137081
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Black Dog Mystery Firsts
(Lake Stevens, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly, New York, 1998. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition, First Printing. SIGNED by author on title pg. Also has promo card signed and laid in. Not clipped, no marks. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 006519

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jon A. Jackson
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 0871137089 ISBN 13: 9780871137081
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
4Shadows Books, IOBA
(Cherry Hill, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Clean hardcover, crisp unclipped dustjacket in clear archival cover. Signed by author to the title page without inscription, no other marks. Binding and corners square. NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2001. Stated First Edition with full number line, 1st printing. - - Carefully boxed and promptly shipped with tracking provided. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # b5s1-111025-h01

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 29 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book