Lucke, Margaret.

ISBN 10: 0312063075 / ISBN 13: 9780312063078
Published by New York: St Martin's, (1991.) dj, 1991
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. California author's first novel, introduces private investigator Jessica Randolph and set in San Francisco. INSCRIBED on the title page "To . . . Hope you enjoy meeting a Relative Stranger - and Jess Randolph, a fictional sister in crime! Best always." 295 pp. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 43252

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Publisher: New York: St Martin's, (1991.) dj

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Private investigator Jessica Randolph is surprised to hear from her father after twenty years, but she is shocked to learn that he is wanted for murder and expects her to prove his innocence

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Yet another plucky California p.i. debut--San Francisco's Jessica Randolph, who works for Parks & O'Meara Investigations (O'Meara's a dog). Her case: to prove that her father, who abandoned her years ago, did not murder his business partner's daughter, Debbie Collington, after escorting her to the Art & Flowers Ball. Like Jess, Debbie was estranged from her dad, and tabloid pictures showed her cavorting on the yacht of Colombian emerald/cocaine-importer Guillermo Reyes. Then Jess discovers Debbie's emerald necklace was really paste; a wildly expensive oil painting was stolen from her apartment (did her boyfriend Peter Brockway love her or her valuables?); and sweet Debbie was actually a blackmailer. Who was her target? Her own dad? Jess's dad? Or? Another murder occurs, a plane ticket is fudged, and the art thief is accosted before Deb's murder is brought to justice, and Jess and her father begin, tentatively, a small friendship. Earnest, simplistic, contrived--with a dull heroine, some unengaging romantic twinges, and a gooey (to say the least) father- daughter rapproachment. First, alas, in a series. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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