SIGNED BY AUTHOR. FINE IN FINE DJ. "AN AMANDA PEPPER MYSTERY". Bookseller Inventory # 2941
Synopsis: Book three in the Anthony Award-winning mystery series featuring Amanda Pepper, the resourceful English teacher at Philly Prep.
Amanda is sorting books for a school fundraiser, when she comes across a book for battered women that contains a special and frightening message from its original, anonymous owner. Desperate to learn who donated the books, Amanda's search leads her to deliberate brutality and its cold-blooded consequences.
Gillian Roberts is "the Dorothy Parker of mystery writers, laughing when--especially when--it hurts, and giving more wit per page than most writers give per book."
From the Paperback edition.
From the Publisher:
Even before I became her editor, starting with her third mystery novel, I was enamored of Gillian Roberts and the Philadelphia-set series she writes about schoolteacher Amanda Pepper. (The author herself was once a schoolteacher in Philadelphia, so she knows whereof she writes.) Gillian's debut, CAUGHT DEAD IN PHILADELPHIA, justly won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. And subsequent installments confirmed the promise of that first book. What's special about all the Amanda Pepper novels is Amanda's voice (i.e., Gillian's first-person narration): wry, commonsensical, and with commentary that alternates between compassionate and laugh-aloud funny. Maybe the best way to describe the appeal of Gillian Roberts is to quote another top-echelon crime novelist, Nancy Pickard, who says, "Here's the Dorothy Parker of mystery writers, laughing even when -- especially when -- it hurts, and giving more wit per page than most writers give per book." All I'll add is: don't miss Gillian Roberts!
--Joe Blades, Associate Publisher
Title: I'D Rather Be In Philadelphia
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Hard Cover
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition, First printing
Book Description Ballantine Books. Book Condition: Good. Signed Copy . Good dust jacket. Signed/Inscribed by author on title page. Slightly dampstained. Bookseller Inventory # SA15B-00599
Book Description Ballantine Books, New York, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. The third Amanda Pepper mystery. Jacket in mylar. Signed by Roberts on the title page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # D131341
Book Description Ballantine Books, New York, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Signed by Author on title page - Signature only This is a signed Book Club edition. Book is in Fine condition. Boards are clean, not bumped. Interior is clean and legible. Not remaindered. Dust Jacket is in Fine condition. Not chipped or crinkled. Not price clipped. Dust Jacket is covered by Mylar Brodart. All-ways well boxed, All-ways fast service. Thanks. Signed by Author. Book Club. Bookseller Inventory # 015905
Book Description Ballantine Books, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). A Very Nice Copy - Inscribed For Bob, Greetings on Cinco de Mayo in San Diego - a very un-Philadelphia place to live by the AUTHOR on the Title page. Book club edition. Book is in Very Good condition. Boards are clean, not bumped. Fore edges have a small amount of shelf wear. Interior is clean and legible. Not remaindered. Dust Jacket is in Very Good condition.Tiny bit of chip and crinkle. Not price clipped. Dust Jacket is covered by Mylar wrapper. Thanks and Enjoy. Inscribed by Author(s). Book. Bookseller Inventory # 005439
Book Description Ballintine Books, New York, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition of author's third novel featuring Amanda Pepper. SIGNED by the author on the title page at the 2005 Chicago Bouchercon. In fine / fine condition. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 460
Book Description New York: BallantineBooks, (1992), 1992. First Edition, First Printing indicated by row of numbers on verso of title page, hardcover in dust jacket; condition of both is VG++, as both book and jacket show light wear; Inscribed, dated and SIGNED as both Gillian Roberts and Judy Greber on title page. Bookseller Inventory # 1428
Book Description Ballantine Books, U.S.A., 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1ST. An Outstanding Copy - Signed By The Author On The Title Page. Signature Only. A First Edition, First Printing. Book Is In Fine Condition. Boards Are Clean, Not Bumped. Fore Edges Are Clean. Interior Is Clean And Legible. Not Remaindered. Dust Jacket Is In Fine Condition. Not Chipped Or Crinkled. Not Price Clipped. Dust Jacket Is Covered By Mylar Brodart. Thanks And Enjoy. Signed by Author(s). Book. Bookseller Inventory # 017097