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Pickard, Nancy

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ISBN 10: 033360816X / ISBN 13: 9780333608166
Published by Macmillan, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Pickard, Nancy. BUT I WOULDN'T WANT TO DIE THERE. London, UK: MacMillan, c1993. 243pp, signed and inscribed by the author on first free page. 8vo. Fine hardcover copy with fine bright d/w. Bookseller Inventory # 71444

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Publisher: Macmillan

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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After the brutal murder of her friend Carol Margolis, Jenny Cain travels to New York, where she takes charge of Carol's job and the murder investigation

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Jenny Cain, the author's energetic, emotionally vulnerable heroine (Generous Death, etc.), ex-director of a charitable foundation in Port Frederick, Massachusetts, has lost her New York friend Carol Margolis, killed by a street mugger. Carol worked for the Hart Foundation, and now her boss wants Jenny to take over Carol's projects--an idea not happily received by Jenny's policeman husband Geof. Arriving in New York, Jenny stays in Carol's apartment, in a building full of aging eccentrics, run by Jed Goodman, 19-year-old son of the loony landlady. She meets Carol's separated husband Steve, an unprosperous musician whose Brooklyn in-laws are certain he arranged Carol's demise. Steve wants Jenny to plead his innocence to them, but that's only the start of her problems. Carol had left behind a series of unresolved Foundation tangles--heavy donor Malcolm Lloyd, threatening to sue for return of his money; a theater group waiting penniless for their inexplicably overdue grant check; and an illiteracy program run by overwrought Frenchman Andrei Bolen in the dankest of slums. Jenny takes it all on--alternating between fear of the city and its weirdos and exhilaration at its vibrant pace and inexhaustible wonders--until Carol's murderer is unmasked and other matters are resolved, including her own future career. Robust, funny, touching, and engrossing all the way: Pickard peaks here. -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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