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The Resource Understudy for death, by Charles Willeford

Understudy for death, by Charles Willeford

Label
Understudy for death
Title
Understudy for death
Statement of responsibility
by Charles Willeford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An unforgettable crime. An unforgettable novel. Why would a happily married Florida housewife pick up her husband's .22 caliber Colt Woodsman semi-automatic pistol and use it to kill her two young children and herself? Cynical newspaper reporter Richard Hudson is assigned to find out - and the assignment will send him down a road of self-discovery in this incisive, no-holds-barred portrait of American marriage in the Mad Men era. On the 30th anniversary of the death of the masterful novelist the Atlantic Monthly called the "father of Miami crime fiction," Hard Case Crime is proud to present Charles Willeford's legendary lost novel, unavailable since its original publication by a disreputable paperback house in 1961. One of Willeford's rarest titles (copies of the original edition sell for hundreds of dollars), Understudy for Death still has the power to disturb, half a century after its debut."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
YDX
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1919-1988
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willeford, Charles Ray
Dewey number
{Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Hard Case Crime book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Journalists
  • Florida
Label
Understudy for death, by Charles Willeford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 1961 as Understudy for love
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Hard Case Crime edition.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781785656989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007575309
Label
Understudy for death, by Charles Willeford
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 1961 as Understudy for love
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Hard Case Crime edition.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781785656989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007575309

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