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Moody Gets the Blues

Oliver, Steve

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ISBN 10: 0964413876 / ISBN 13: 9780964413870
Published by Offbyone Pr, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by Author 0964413876 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by the Author on the title page without inscription and dated 11/20/96 in his hand. Bookseller Inventory # 006332

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Title: Moody Gets the Blues

Publisher: Offbyone Pr

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

About this title


The first book in a new series! Scott Moody, out of the psychiatric hospital for three months drives a taxi through Spokane to pay the rent. He decides to become a private investigator after hallucinations about Humphrey Bogart. His first case is an investigation into the disappearance of a local real estate mogul whose wife turns out to have been Moody's ex-girlfriend.

From Publishers Weekly:

This first novel about a PI who is just out of a mental hospital and driving a taxi in Spokane, Wash., in 1978 has a few interestingly mordant moments, but they don't add up to much more than a decided oddity. "As I entered my apartment I almost knocked over Irving. He's a philodendron who resides on the table by the front window. He passed away two months ago when I was first out of the hospital and not doing too well at taking care of other living things." So says Scott Moody early on, setting a coy tone that rapidly begins to grate. "It's 1978, after all, and things are strange for everyone," he says on the same page?the first of literally dozens of times the date is mentioned. Moody, we soon learn, applied for his PI license while he was in the hospital, after having a hallucinatory chat with Humphrey Bogart. The case which keeps him busy?when he's not pushing his cab around Spokane's seedier streets or fighting off the many women who seem to find him fascinating?involves the missing husband of a temptress who was Moody's high-school flame. But the author, a Seattle-based former journalist and computer programmer, succeeds neither in creating a compelling story line nor in convincing us to believe in Moody or his setting.
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