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SON OF GUN IN CHEEK: An Affectionat eGuide to More of the "Worst" In Mystery Fiction (SIGNED)

Pronzini, Bill

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ISBN 10: 0892962763 / ISBN 13: 9780892962761
Editore: The Mysterious Press, New York, 1987
Condizione: Fine Rilegato
Da Kathleen Simpson (Simi Valley, CA, U.S.A.)

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A 229 page history and criticism of the "worst" in mystery fiction. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Small red remainder mark across bottom page edge. First edition, first printing. Dust jacket is enclosed in a clear mylar cover. Codice inventario libreria 10946

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Titolo: SON OF GUN IN CHEEK: An Affectionat eGuide ...

Casa editrice: The Mysterious Press, New York

Data di pubblicazione: 1987

Legatura: Hard Cover

Condizione libro:Fine

Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine

autografato: Signed by Author

Edizione: First Edition

Tipologia articolo: Remainder

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A study of substandard mystery writing, providing a new perspective on crime fiction and on the social attitudes it reflects

From Publishers Weekly:

The prolific Pronzini not only writes a lot of mysteries (The Nameless Detective series), he obviously reads a lot of them toobut not all of what he reads is good. His 1982 Gun in Cheek was a wickedly humorous collection of unbelievable plots, poor characterization, unlikely language and just plain dumbness in his favorite genre; here he presents another collection, subtitled "an affectionate guide to more of the 'worst' in mystery fiction." Some writers (Harry Stephen Keeler, Michael Avallone) are roasted at length, and some are sideswiped, including even fine writers experiencing temporary lapses (Ed McBain, Joseph Wambaugh). Not perhaps for the general reader, this volume should appeal to addicts who, like Pronzini, will apparently read anything labeled "mystery." Sex, pulp mags, B-movies and "The Alternative Hall of Fame" are featured in wittily titled chapters with a postmortem, bibliography and index.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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