The tooth and the nail novel

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the tooth and the nail novel

The Tooth and the Nail by Bill S. Ballinger

Its the gimmick that keeps on giving. As I described in my review of Bill S. Ballingers Portrait in Smoke, the authors narrative method is deceptively simple: First-person chapters alternate with third-person chapters with each narrative line raising questions about the other until the plot elements fuse at the end of the book. This time out, the first-person story of magician Lew Mountain alternates with the third-person story of a murder trial--but who is on trial for killing whom? And how exactly does Lew Mountain figure into the court case? The answers are great fun to discover.
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The Tooth and the Nail

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BILL S. Harper, hardcover, Signet , ; cover by Robert Maguire. A damsel in mild distress captures the attention of Lew Mountain, professional magician, and he comes gallantly to her rescue. She arrives in New York with a hatbox, an exceptionally heavy small satchel, and no dollar to pay the cab driver. Inevitably, given the folly of the female in distress, tragedy ensues. Mountain then and I give away nothing here, repeating only what the author says in the prologue avenges murder, commits murder, and is murdered in the attempt.

Published by Signet From: our kind of collectables Petersfield, United Kingdom. Seller Rating:. About this Item: Signet , Condition: Very Good. This Corgi Book first edition is in very good condition Light wear to the spine as per the photo. No inscriptions, markings or damage to the pages.

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Pulp poems, book reviews, and other tidbits from the noirboiled world. Post a Comment. Ballinger, The Tooth and the Nail It's the gimmick that keeps on giving. As I described in my review of Bill S. Ballinger's Portrait in Smoke , the author's narrative method is deceptively simple: First-person chapters alternate with third-person chapters with each narrative line raising questions about the other until the plot elements fuse at the end of the book. This time out, the first-person story of magician Lew Mountain alternates with the third-person story of a murder trial--but who is on trial for killing whom?

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