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Denise Hamilton THE LAST EMBRACE First Edition Signed

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First US edition, first print hardback published by Scribner / Simon & Schuster Inc in July 2008. Signed by Hamilton on the title page. Full numberline 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2
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First US edition, first print hardback of THE LAST EMBRACE, by Denise Hamilton and published by Scribner/ Simon & Schuster Inc., New York in July 2008. Signed by Hamilton on the title page. With full numberline 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 on the copyright page.

The book is in very good condition (Clean quarter-bound in red cloth over mustard yellow paper boards with gilt lettering on spine), with only minor wear to the illustrated dust jacket which is not price clipped (light creasing to the edges). Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no other inscriptions.

Denise Hamilton is a writer-journalist whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan, and The New York Times and is the author of five acclaimed Eve Diamond crime novels, Prisoner of Memory, Savage Garden, Last Lullaby, Sugar Skull, and The Jasmine Trade, all of which have been Los Angeles Times bestsellers. She is also the editor of and a contributor to the short story anthology Los Angeles Noir, winner of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Award for Best Mystery of 2007.

"From Denise Hamilton, who has been hailed as "one of today's must-read writers" (Lee Child), comes a sexy, atmospheric, and seductive thriller set in 1949 Los Angeles, inspired by classic noir literature and a true unsolved crime.

Lily Kessler, a former stenographer and spy for the OSS, is asked by her late fiancé's mother to find out what happened to his sister Kitty, an actress who is missing from her Hollywood boardinghouse. Although the aspiring starlets at the house insist that Kitty is off somewhere furthering her career, her body is found the next day in a ravine below the Hollywood sign. Unimpressed by the local police, Lily investigates on her own.

As Lily delves further into Kitty's life, she encoun-ters fiercely competitive actors, gangsters, an eccentric special-effects genius, exotic denizens of Hollywood's nightclubs, and a homicide detective who might distract her from her quest for justice. But the landscape in burgeoning postwar Los Angeles can shift kaleido-scopically, and Lily begins to see how easily a young woman can lose her balance and fall prey to the alluring city's dangers....

With a vibrant cast of memorable characters, unerring insight into the desires and dark impulses that can flare between men and women, and a riveting narrative that builds to a stunning conclu-sion, The Last Embrace showcases Denise Hamilton at the height of her storytelling powers as she transports readers to a fascinating, transitional time in one of America's most beguiling cities."

'One great ride into classic L.A. noir. Smart, passionate, and filled with heart.' – Robert Ferrigno

'Evocative...this torrid, down-and-dirty expose of the postwar entertainment industry includes enough special effects to make all that glitter look-temporarily-like 24-carat gold.' — Publishers Weekly

384 pages.

ISBN: 1 4165 8493 3

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  • Condition:
    Used
  • Product Code:
    2021
  • Weight:
    0.7kg
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