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Saratoga Fleshpot (uncorrected proof)

Dobyns, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 039303805X / ISBN 13: 9780393038057
Published by Norton, New York, 1995
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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224 pages. SIGNED BY DOBYNS ON TITLE PAGE. Manilla covers, perfect binding. Extremely slight rubbing to covers, binding stiff and tight, crisp and unmarked pages. Record # 807130. Bookseller Inventory # 807130

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Title: Saratoga Fleshpot (uncorrected proof)

Publisher: Norton, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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When a rascally, high-priced mare named Fleshpot disappears from the Saratoga track under the nose of Victor Plotz, Charlie Bradshaw must help his roguish sidekick clear his name, leading to much mayhem and hilarity.

From Publishers Weekly:

No, this isn't a racy view of the racing city-simply the name of the horse at the center of Dobyns's lively new entry (following Saratoga Backtalk) in his series about laid-back Saratoga detective Charlie Bradshaw and his impossible sidekick, Vic Plotz. Fleshpot has been sold for more than half a million in the annual August horse sales, despite his tendency to nip people in the backside; Plotz, noticing after the sale that the horse no longer nips, wonders if a switch has been pulled. This observation puts him in trouble with the devious folk behind the switch, and since the powers that be in the city have never been fond of Plotz, his troubles soon accumulate. It takes three murders, a hilarious horsenapping (Fleshpot is stashed in the bridal suite of a hotel closed for the season) and a wing-ding climax at a parade honoring Saratoga's retiring police chief-another Plotz archenemy-before things are set to rights, more or less. Slow out of the gate but soon gaining pace, this tale stars Plotz, poet Dobyns's witty narrator: "The Saratoga Republicans had gone to bed early in order to build up the energy to grind it to the poor the next day... The few lights we passed probably belonged to Democrats, staring sullenly into their whisky glasses and wondering where the thrill had gone."
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