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By Hook or by Crook
By Hook or by Crook
Author: Emma Lathen
ISBN-13: 9780671464813
ISBN-10: 0671464817
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 175
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Murder sells oriental rugs. The detective is John Thatcher, a senior vice-president of the Sloan Guarantee Bank in NY. He's a guy with a nose for money and villainy.
Emma Lathem is one of the major American detective storywriters in the middle to later 20th century. Newsweek said about her, "A masterful plotter, an elegant stylist, a comic genus, and an old fashioned purist who never sacrifices logic for surprise effect." John Putnam Thatcher has been ranked "alongside Nero Wolfe, Philip Marlowe, and Sam Spade at the summit of American detective heroes." (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Always a fun read.
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Funny, intelligent, and a very clever mystery.
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"A powerful family feud unravels a vicious pattern of deceit--and double murder!"