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The Mummer's Curse by Gillian Robberts


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The Mummers' Curse Stock PhotoAuthor: Gillian Roberts Category: Fiction Genres Publisher: Ballantine Books Mystery, General ISBN-10: 0345403231 ISBN-13: 9780345403230 Format: Hardcover Publication Year: 1996 conditionlooks unread, book in very good condition, dust cover has creases and shelfwear would give it good condition Portions of this page Copyright 1995 - 2009 Muze Inc. All rights reserved. Additional Information about The Mummers' Curse Portions of this page Copyright 1995 - 2009 Muze Inc. All rights reserved. SynopsisIn the middle of Philadelphian's Mummer's Day parade, a Pierrot is shot to death while schoolteacher Amanda Pepper watches. When one of Pepper's friend's becomes the top suspect, she decides to investigate the murder herself. DetailsEditor:Joe Blades SizeLength:231 pagesHeight:9.8 in.Width:6.8 in.Thickness:1.0 in.Weight:18.4 oz. Publisher's NoteThe famous Mummers' Parade is an extravaganza that draws enormous crowds who cheer as more than thirty thousand clowns, string bands, and fancy brigades strut their stuff up Broad Street. But this year, while the music blares and the Mummers dance, a reveling Pierrot suddenly sinks to the ground, shot dead. Amanda is, at first, only a horrified spectator. But when the prime suspect - her friend and fellow teacher at Philly Prep - falsely claims to have been with her at the time of the murder, Amanda can no longer stay on the sidelines. Is the murder a flare-up of deadly rivalries? Is it connected with the disappearance, the week before Christmas, of another Mummer, the heir of a meatpacking family? Does someone disapprove of the Mummers' feathers, sequins, and string bands? And why is no one in the tight-knit world Amanda investigates willing to tell the truth about anything? Industry reviewsPhiladelphia's New Year's Day Mummers' Parade, a splashy, fiercely competitive affair, turns murderous in yet another funny Philly puzzler for schoolteacher Amanda Pepper (In the Dead of Summer, etc.). Amanda watches as a costumed Pierrot collapses in the middle of the parade shot dead. Vincent Devaney, a Mummer who teaches with Amanda at Philly Prep, is prime suspect. An old friend of the dead man, Vincent had also been his rival for the leadership of their Fancy Club,'' one of the organizations in the secretive world of Mummerdom. Complicating matters is the fact that Vincent falsely claims he was with Amanda during the shooting. Amanda's significant other, homicide detective K.C. Mackenzie, trusts her sufficiently to ask her to chat with Vincent to find out what's really going down.'' But after a gun surfaces in Amanda's voluminous purse, and the corpse of another Mummer turns up in an abandoned factory, even Mackenzie's dinner conversation crosses the line from chit-chat to interrogation. Roberts effectively balances the subject of pride, Philadelphia's local color and Amanda's mounting problems. Written with a fine sense of just how much is enough, the Amanda Pepper series is notable for how comfortably it occupies the space between cozy and city-grit crime fiction. Author tour. (Aug.) Lopate This item weighs 1 lb, final shipping costs will include handling charges listed under booth details. please email me for shipping and handling costs and your preferred method of shipping or go to USPS.com and add the handling charge listed under booth details. Suggest media mail for books. Please Note: Almost all the items that are sold in my auction are Vintage in Nature, even if they are new in the box....they are from my aunt's estate...I use my best ability to describe any faults I see, if you want more photos, please request them, I will be happy to provide them to you. If an item is Mint to my eye, it still implies it has seen a baseline of wear due to it age.......VINTAGE, means that it has been around for awhile. Please ask any questions you may have before bidding. Additional photos can be provided, please ask. Please visit my blog at http://konoponopdesign.blogspot.com/ visit my auctiva store at http://store.auctiva.com/sheepthrills

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