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Wax Apple

Coe, Tucker (Westlake, Donald E.)

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ISBN 10: 0786230045 / ISBN 13: 9780786230044
Published by Five Star, Unity, Maine, 2001
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover, black with white and yellow printing on front, white on spine, without dust jacket as issued, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, 208 pages, printing of a nice size easy to read, sharp, tight, clean, no marks or names, cover is unworn and bright. Very good. Donald E Westlake is writing as Tucker Coe; Mitchell Tobin mystery taking place in a halfway house for mental patients. Bookseller Inventory # 01314

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Title: Wax Apple

Publisher: Five Star, Unity, Maine

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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At a mental institution, Mitch Tobin searches for a patient with a violent sense of humor. Mitch Tobin is about to be committed. Since his abrupt dismissal from the NYPD, Tobin's nerves have been frayed, and if it wasn't for his work as a private detective, he might well be in need of actual psychiatric care. But during his stay at the Midway, a halfway house for those recovering from mental illness, he'll only be impersonating a patient while trying to uncover the identity of a particularly dangerous prankster. Four booby traps have been set on the grounds of this stately old institution, each one more dangerous than the last. Tobin has only just checked in when he finds trap number five: a tripwire that sends him tumbling down the stairs, snapping his arm. This prankster is not playing around. Tobin will be lucky to leave the Midway with his life intact; hanging onto his sanity may prove even tougher.

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