Title: Yellow Dog Party/a Thomas Black Mystery
Publisher: William Morrow, New York
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Plain yellow Wrappers.
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: Uncorrected Proof
Athomas Black mystery. A practical joke veers out of control and turns to murder when four men hire Thomas to track down the woman of therr dreams who they've had a secret crush on and the arrange a mystery date. Price sticker and date, '5-17-91' iin black magic marker on front flap, creasing along spine,light crease to one corner of rear flap and light crease to front flap. Bookseller Inventory # 1000492
Synopsis: Four successful businessmen want Thomas Black to track down the four women they've had secret crushes on for years and set up "dream dates" with them. But Black, on the trail of the first dreamgirl, finds a woman battered into a coma instead. And then a double murder and the disappearance of another dreamgirl make Black realize how quickly dreams can turn into deadly nightmares . . .
From the Publisher:
Earl Emerson's acclaimed series about Seattle private investigator Thomas Black is much beloved by readers and critics. And with justification. (These novels, running the gamut from THE RAINY CITY to the just-issued CATFISH CAF, are among my all-time favorite detective tales, and I'm not just saying that because I'm Earl's editor.) But I don't know any other crime novelist who amasses such fervent praise from his peers. It would be a crime to call Earl Emerson merely a "writer's writer." But there sure are a lot of talented authors who revere him. To wit . . .
Aaron Elkins: "In every book he tries something new, and he always comes up a winner. In the best tradition of American crime fiction, Emerson is a master of witty dialogue; clever, complex plotting; and lucid, meaty prose."
Robert Crais: "Earl Emerson writes with the richness and grace of a poet, evincing a quality of phrase and nuance that elevates the genre."
Ann Rule: "Earl Emerson and Thomas Black only get better and better! Earl Emerson has taken his place in the rarefied air of the best of the best!"
--Joe Blades, Associate Publisher
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