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The Melting Clock: Kaminsky, Stuart M.

The Melting Clock

Kaminsky, Stuart M.

ISBN 10: 0892964359 / ISBN 13: 9780892964352
Published by Mysterious Pr, 1991
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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NY: St. Martin's Press, 1991. Hard cover w/DJ. First Edition (stated). SIGNED by the author, Stuart Kaminsky, on the title page. 16th Toby Peters mystery (out of 24). Text is clean and solid no names or remainder markings. Covers are clean and straight, appears unread. DJ is bright but lightly shelfworn (unclipped $17.95), and protected in mylar jacket. Book and DJ condition: Near fine. Bookseller Inventory # 5693

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Title: The Melting Clock

Publisher: Mysterious Pr

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Tie into this month's Toby Peters mystery hardcover, The Devil Met a Lady, with his 16th adventure. Surrealist painter Salvador Dali enlists Toby's help in retrieving three stolen paintings--from thieves Dali hired as a publicity stunt.

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Written in a style similar to Dashiell Hammett's, this Toby Peters crime story is read with the panache and drama of the strong, silent type. Reminding one of Humphrey Bogart when he played Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep, Parker, with tongue firmly in cheek, reads Kaminsky's succinct descriptions of the quirky Salvador Dali and his entourage; listeners can almost hear him drag on a cigarette and see it dangling from his lip. Set in wartime L.A., the story draws Toby into a bizarre art world of mustaches without faces, crumbling stone women and melting watches. This one keeps listeners tuned in for the big finish. S.C.A. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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