Title: SILENT SNOW - Scarce Fine Copy of The First ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Viking, 1999
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 340 pages. Published in 1999. The author's novel-sequel to "The Weatherman". One of Steve Thayer's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Steve Thayer's "Silent Snow". "This adept and fascinating novel revolving around the Lindbergh kidnapping explores the possibility that convicted kidnapper Bruno Hauptmann had an accomplice. This psychopath is alive today and living in Minneapolis. Now his victims are Rick Beanblossom, investigative journalist, and Andrea Labore, TV anchor. Local color abounds, exposing Minneapolis' sordid past as well as its pristine present. Thayer flashes back to reporter Grover Mudd (Rick's counterpart or previous life), investigating the original Lindbergh story. Grover's world is in sharp language, reminiscent of Cagney films sans Hollywood censor. Thayer does not step over the line, maintaining the integrity of the Beanblossom plot" (Denise Blank). An absolute "must-have" title for Steve Thayer collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Steve Thayer. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest American mystery novelists of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STEVE THAYER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0670865729. Bookseller Inventory # 10851
Synopsis: The majestically shifting Minnesota weather that dominated Steve Thayer's acclaimed novel The Weatherman swirls eerily through his second equally sophisticated thriller. March first finds Rick Beanblossom, hero of The Weatherman, now St. Paul's top investigative reporter, looking out on the icy, brooding night city. Rick, known as the man without a face--a face he lost to napalm while saving lives in Vietnam--is now married to beautiful anchor Andrea Labore, queen of Sky High News, and father of an infant boy. On Beanblossom's desk tonight lies a strange piece of anonymous mail, a memento of another March first--the date, in 1932, of the famous Lindbergh baby kidnapping.
But this night, at the height of a savage blizzard, Rick's own beloved child will be snatched from his nursery, with his mother only a room away. All Beanblossom's newspaperman instincts tell him the secret of his son's disappearance lies in his past--and so he begins a war on two fronts: to track every lead in the present while he delves into the tortured Lindbergh history and the history of another hard-boiled St. Paul reporter, Grover Mudd for a clue--any clue--that could bring his son back. His investigation, racing through snow against time makes Silent Snow a brilliant new blend of history and fiction for readers of Caleb Carr's The Alienist and Robert Harris's Fatherland.
About the Author:
Steve Thayer was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, and continues to make his home in the suburb city of Edina. Wolf Pass is his sixth novel, and continues the story of Wisconsin-local Deputy Pennington, who, now in secluded retirement, narrates his experiences working for the Kickapoo Falls sheriff's department in the 1960s.
His first book, published in 1994, is titled Saint Mudd. His second book and a national best seller, The Weatherman was published first in Hardcover in 1995 and then paperback in 1996. Silent Snow followed to rave reviews as well.
Steve always thoroughly researches his novels. In once instance, he took a part time job with a local weatherman to learn the ins-and-outs of weather for his upcoming novel. For Wolf Pass, Steve researched German prisoner-of-war camps located in Wisconsin during WWII.
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