Hemingway Deadlights : A Hemingway Mystery

Hemingway Deadlights : A Hemingway Mystery

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Having sequestered himself in his Key West home away from tourists and fans, Ernest Hemingway is compelled out of hiding by the suspicious death of a friend, a part-time smuggler who was brought down by a harpoon. A first novel. 10,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
It is 1956 and Hemingway has spent much of the year at his home in Key West, hiding from tourists and autograph hunters. But a friend’s sudden death rouses Papa from his idyll. To say that the cause of death is suspicious is to put it lightly. It’s not every day that a part-time smuggler is impaled on a harpoon.

A witty, literate, and action-filled debut, Hemingway Deadlights catches the famed author in his later years, battling to solve the injustices in a flawed world.


Blackwell North Amer
It is 1956, and the world-famous author has landed, booze-dazed and weary, at his home in Key West, hiding out from his fourth wife and struggling with writer's block. But the violent death of one of his many drinking companions - impaled on an antique harpoon down on the night docks - awakens Hemingway's sense of purpose.
Key West is still a semi-lawless corner of the country, and the local authorities are much more concerned by what's happening ninety miles south in Cuba, where Batista is fighting off the Communists, than by the death of a small-time smuggler/fisherman /barfly. Always a sucker for a good hunt and a reckless crusade, Hemingway takes up the challenge to find his friend's killer, a mission that takes him to the tropical heart of darkness and back again.
Hemingway Deadlights is caustic fun, even as it catches the famed novelist in his later years, considering his legacy, fighting to regain his literary prowess, and trying to single-handedly solve the injustices of a seemingly amoral modern world.

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Secluded in his Key West home away from tourists and fans, Ernest Hemingway is forced out of hiding by the suspicious death of a friend, a part-time smuggler brought down by a harpoon.
When Ernest Hemingway, yes that Ernest Hemingway, wakes up with a hangover one day to learn of the murder of one of his drinking buddies--impaled on an antique harpoon down on the docks--he decides to take on the most dangerous game of all and hunt down his friend's killer.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312379711
0312379714
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY ATKIN...M

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