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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: F
Author: Smiley, Jane
Title: A dangerous business
Summary, etc. note: "From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author: a rollicking murder mystery set in Gold Rush California, as two young prostitutes follow a trail of missing girls. Monterey, 1851. Ever since her husband was killed in a bar fight, Eliza Ripple has been working in a brothel. It seems like a better life, at least at first. The madam, Mrs. Parks, is kind, the men are (relatively) well behaved, and Eliza has attained what few women have: financial security. But when the dead bodies of young women start appearing outside of town, a darkness descends that she can't resist confronting. Side by side with her friend Jean, and inspired by her reading, especially by Edgar Allan Poe's detective, Dupin, Eliza pieces together an array of clues to try to catch the killer, all the while juggling clients who begin to seem more and more suspicious. Eliza and Jean are determined not just to survive but to find their way in a lawless town on the fringes of the Wild West-a bewitching combination of beauty and danger-as what will become the Civil War looms on the horizon. As Mrs. Parks says, 'Everyone knows that this is a dangerous business, but between you and me, being a woman is a dangerous business, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise . . . '"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780525520344
: (ebk)
: (hardcover)
: (paperback)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780525520337
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780525436089
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PS3569.M39
Edition number: 23/eng/20220224
Classification number: 813/.54
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Jane Smiley.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York , NY
Name of publisher: Knopf,Albert,division of Penguin Randon House
Date of publication: 2022
Projected publication date: 2212
: New York :
: Alfred A. Knopf,
: [2022]
Extent: 208 pages
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: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: computer
: c
: rdacarrier
: online resource
: cr
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B&T 12/16/22
Purchase price: 28.00
: Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Subject: Wild West
Subject: Mystery
Subject: Detective
Source of term: lcgft
Source of term: lcgft
Genre/form data or focus term: Detective and mystery fiction.
Genre/form data or focus term: Novels.
Main entry heading: Smiley, Jane.
Edition: First edition.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2022]
Display text: Print version:
Title: Dangerous business
Record control number: (DLC) 2022007952
International Standard Book Number: 9780525520337
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: ecip ebook
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: ecip ebook 2022-02-25
: LC online resource
: 2022-02-25

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