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Ambrose Bierce and the queen of spades : a mystery novel

Author: Oakley M Hall
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A witty mystery in 1880s San Francisco featuring the anti-feminist journalist, Ambrose Bierce, as he investigates the murder of prostitutes. The tale is narrated by his young assistant, Tom Redmond. By the author of The Bad Lands.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hall, Oakley M.
Ambrose Bierce and the queen of spades.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607078313
Named Person: Ambrose Bierce; Ambrose Bierce
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oakley M Hall
ISBN: 0520215559 9780520215559
OCLC Number: 38966216
Description: 261 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Oakley Hall.
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In 1880s San Francisco the "Slasher" has been leaving the corpses of his naked female victims in Union Square, with a single spade playing card on the bodies. Ambrose Bierce blames the killings on  Read more...

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"[Hall] conjures up a wonderfully yeasty San Francisco in the 1870s . . . . The dialogue and detail are sung with perfect pitch."--"Chicago Tribune

 
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