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The Marx Sisters

Maitland, Barry

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ISBN 10: 024100215X / ISBN 13: 9780241002155
Published by Hamish Hamilton, 1994
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed first British Edition and true first of author's extremely scarce first book. Slight wear, creasing to the front flap fold and some rubbing to dustwrapper. Introduces the detective team of Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla and Detective Chief Inspector David Brock. Maitland, whose real career started in architecture, centers his mysteries on intellectual, scholarly or arcane special knowledge that makes this series particularly enjoyable. In The Marx Sisters, e.g., there is a puzzle over a missing revision to Marx's Das Kapital, in which the reader is invited to speculate whether Karl had some second thoughts about his earlier economic theories. One of our 100 Best titles. Bookseller Inventory # 0910080005

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Title: The Marx Sisters

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla is surprised when Chief Inspector Brock joins her investigation. Was the elderly lady killed by a development consortium for the value of her house, by scholars planning to exploit her Marx correspondence, or are the roots of the murder buried in family histories?

About the Author:

Barry Maitland teaches at the University of Newcastle in Australia. He has received the Ned Kelly Award (Australia's Edgar), and The Marx Sisters was short-listed for the British Crime Writers Association's John Creasy Award for Best First Mystery.

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