Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1978
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 25086
Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj
[nice tight clean book, with no discernible wear; jacket nice and bright, the only blemish being one tiny closed tear and associated short diagonal crease at top of front panel]. This very funny author's very funny debut novel, "a poignant, comic look at the high-pressure world of college football, as seen through the eyes of a small-town football hero from Texas who wants to make it to the big time." Cronley (1943-2017), a longtime Tulsa newspaper columnist, was elected to the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame in 2002; a number of his later novels (although not this one) were adapted fo... View More...
Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1981
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 13876
Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dj
[clean tight book, light remainder spray on bottom edge, otherwise only minor shelfwear; jacket edgeworn, moderately scuffed/soiled, a couple of unobtrusive closed tears]. Comic novel about "the Emmett Kelly of crime" -- a bank robber who pulls off his heists dressed in a fright wig and a polka-dotted clown suit. Basis for the somewhat underrated 1990 film directed by and starring Bill Murray (and also bearing at least a glancing resemblance to the 2006 Spike Lee joint "Inside Man"). View More...
[nice tight clean copy, appears unread, NO remainder or other marks, very tiny dent at right edge of front cover; jacket shows a little shopwear at edges (and a tiny bump/scrape matching aforementioned cover dent), light scuffing here and there]. A very funny novel by a very funny writer -- about a discontented married couple, each of whom simultaneously hits on the solution to their problems: hiring a professional killer to eliminate their (well-insured) other half. View More...
[minor shelfwear to bottom edge, slight bump to base of spine, otherwise a tight clean book; jacket shows a little wear at top of spine, a couple of tiny scrape marks on front panel]. A comic novel about "four would-be thieves with rich fantasy lives and borderline incomes [who] come up with a scheme that is devilishly clever and astounding in its simplicity. They will rob one of the world's richest museums, whose state-of-the-art alarm system is hooked directly into the local police headquarters. All they must do to ensure their success is to capture the entire night shift, pack the co... View More...