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Trial, by Hall, Parnell. Mysterious Press: New York, 1996. Edition: First edition with full number line.. ISBN: 0892965703. Hardcover, 311 pages. Quarter bound in black over blue paper-covered boards; gilt lettering on spine.
Condition: Book: Very Good. Lower spine bumped. Smaller-than-a-dime discoloration on lower page edges, (Not a remainder mark. More like a coffee splash, but there is no evidence of liquid damage.) Former owner's name in red ink on first free end paper. Jacket: Very Good. Rubbed with a small crumple at upper spine, but no chips or tears.
Contents: Stars series character Stanley Hastings, actor-turned-writer-turned-private=eye, variously described by reviewers as endearing, loquacious, and highly amusing. The Wall Street Journal says Hall's mysteries are reminiscent of an earlier era, when detectives lie Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin brought some humor to their chores. Mystery News calls his books: exceptionally good mysteries.
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