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Quintet: The Cases of Chase and Delacroix

Lupoff;Richard A.

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ISBN 10: 193200968X / ISBN 13: 9781932009682
Published by Crippen & Landru, Norfolk, VA, U.S.A., 2008
Condition: As New Hardcover
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This is a fine, as new, hardcover copy number 58/200 signed and numbered by the author. With the pamplet "The Laddie in the Lakel" laid in. In a mylar protected as new DJ, brown spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 067766

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Title: Quintet: The Cases of Chase and Delacroix

Publisher: Crippen & Landru, Norfolk, VA, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION!! The Era of Wonderful Nonsense was over, replaced by the grimmer, grittier world of the Great Depression. But millionaire autodidact polymath Akhenaton Beelzebub Chase and his brilliant, lissome associate Claire Delacroix, live on comfortably in their neo-Tudor mansion. They practice duets on priceless classical instruments, dine on haute cuisine and sip choice vintage wines. It is a milieu reminiscent of the surroundings of Philo Vance, young Ellery Queen, and other amateur sleuths of that bygone era. Chase and Delacroix's luxuriant lives are interrupted when Captain Cleland Baxter, head of the San Francisco Police Department s detective bureau, calls on them to solve baffling cases. They must unravel the mysteries of a famous Hungarian actor found dead in his dressing room, two tiny puncture wounds in his neck . . . a deep-water explorer who disappears from his diving suit forty feet beneath the surface of Monterey Bay . . . a test pilot who flies an experimental fighter plane into a cloud with a passenger on board and emerges seconds later, alone. This is a signed, numbered edition with an extra stiory in a separate chapbook.

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Richard A. Lupoff is the author of many books including the Hobart Lindsey/Marvia Plum mysteries, Marblehead: A Novel of H. P. Lovecraft, The Universal Holmes, and The Great American Paperback.

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