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Hard Luck by  Barbara D'Amato - Paperback - 1993 - from Odds and Ends Shop and Biblio.com

Hard Luck

by D'Amato, Barbara

Condition: Very Good


Worldwide Library. Very Good. 1993. Paperback. The spine and front cover, next to the spine, are creased from reading. The pages are clean, no tears or soiling. The pages and binding are tight. ; A Cat Marsala Mystery; Vol. 3; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 250 pages; Chicago freelance journalist Cat Marsala watches the story of her career land--literally--in front of her when Jack Sligh, an Illinois lottery official, plummets to his death from a skyscraper. Cat recognizes the corpse because she'd made an appointment with Sligh in regard to an article she was writing on the proposed Central States Lottery, she suspects foul play. Convinced Sligh was pushed, Cat begins an in-depth investigation of his co-workers at the Illinois state lottery. Many of the employees Cat talks to belong to the large family of Sligh's estranged wife Doris Furman: her sister, brother, nephew, and her father, who may well have mob connections. Cat explores the ramifications the Central States organization might have on the Furman-cont rolled state lottery to determine what, if anything, Sligh knew or intended to reveal that might have gotten him killed. As the case proceeds, details of Cat's private life, including a parrot that quotes Shakespeare and a boyfriend in a detox unit, give the tough, street-smart reporter a distinctive, warmly human quality. Will combine shipping on more than one book. .
  • Bookseller: Odds and Ends Shop US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 364
  • Title: Hard Luck
  • Author: D'Amato, Barbara
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Worldwide Library
  • Date published: 1993

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