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Inhaltsangabe: Hector Lassiter is a legendary crime novelist who writes what he lives and lives what he writes. But Hector frequently goes a step beyond, drawing friends and lovers into the tawdry and turbulent territory of his fiction. Now, the large-living pulp author has at last met his match in the ultimate performance artist: a phantom killer committed to the art of murder? a blood-thirsty provocateur who leaves a string of macabre tableaus modeled on famous works of surrealist painting and photography?
Against the vivid backdrops of a killer hurricane that nearly destroyed the Florida Keys in 1935, the Spanish Civil War, post-war Hollywood and the first days of the Castro regime in Cuba, Hector engages in a decades-long duel against a cabal of killer artists?
As in its Edgar-nominated predecessor Head Games, history and myth merge, drawing on recent scholarship pointing to the existence of a dark underground of artists, photographers and art collectors that flourished in Europe and United States through most of the Twentieth Century.
In a blood-limned haze of love, deception, murderous metaphor and devastating betrayal, nothing is what it seems and obsession and creativity collide in a wicked and unexpected climax that will shake the art world to its foundations?
A question every author is asked is which of his own books is his favorite. Selecting between your novels that way is said to be a little like choosing between your kids. Not so, at least for me: You simply can't hurt your own books' feelings and novels--even your own, if you're honest--don't inspire unconditional love the way that your children do. "Toros & Torsos" is my favorite of my Hector Lassiter novels and the one I recommend when a potential reader is faced with an array of titles and asks which one to start with. T&T turns on many of my longstanding obsessions springing from larger-than-life personalities (Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth, to name just a few found in this novel), to notorious unsolved crimes (one of those being the murder of Elizabeth Short, the so-called "Black Dahlia") and one of my favorite locales, Key West, Florida.
Another question you often get when you write novels that use real people and real events in fiction: "What's real, and what did you make up?" If you've done your job as a historical novelist, that never really becomes clear for your readers. One of my delights related to this novel, in particular, is the number of people who confide that they thought something was "too over-the-top to be real, but then I Googled, and..." --Craig McDonald
Buchbeschreibung Bleak House Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1606480006I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Bleak House Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1606480006I4N10
Buchbeschreibung Bleak House Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2606631877
Buchbeschreibung Bleak House Books, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex library book - Has the usual strikeovers and marks 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1Z-2TBY-DNK6
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97816064800073.0
Buchbeschreibung Bleak House Books, Madison, WI, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. A very slight wrinkle to the top of the front flap. Spanning the years from 1935 to 1959, Edgar-finalist McDonald's second novel to feature crime novelist Hector Lassiter mixes myth, history and a serial killer who arranges dead bodies to resemble surrealistic art. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 14301
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR008164941
Buchbeschreibung Bleak House Books, Wisconsin, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: near fine. First edition. Heavy black cloth, hardcover 1st edition in dustjacket. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Sophie: 'It's not art until somebody dies!' (Thanks for Everything) Warmest Wishes, Craig. Craig McDonald 10/11/08." A clean, bright, unread copy with minor shelf-wear at the jacket and board edges. Attractive well bound. 398 pp., the author's second Hector Lassiter novel. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 490
Buchbeschreibung Bleak House, 2008. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. 1st Edition. Book is Unread, Brodart cover, safe shipping. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002392
Buchbeschreibung Bleak House Books, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1606480006