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The Poet's Funeral

By John M. Daniel

The Poet's Funeral
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  • Hardcover: May 2005,
    257 pages.
    Paperback: Oct 2006,
    257 pages.

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A delicious sendup of the book trade!

From the book jacket: At the annual convention of the American Booksellers Association everything goes wrong. Julia Child's cooking demonstration in the Random House aisle blows up and catches fire. A top New York editor catches a pie in the face. Invitations to the most exclusive publisher's party are stolen and all the wrong people show up. Worse, Heidi Yamada, the world-famous poet, is found dead, spread over the late Elvis Presley's king-sized bed....

Comment: John Daniel sets his first "Guy Mallon" mystery at the real-life 1990 American Booksellers Association (ABA) convention in Las Vegas.  His protagonist, Guy, is a book collector (Post-World War II Poets of the American...

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