From the book jacket:
At the annual convention of the American
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
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...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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