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THE GODWULF MANUSCRIPT by  Robert B Parker - Signed First Edition - 1974 - from Type Punch Matrix (SKU: 39947)

THE GODWULF MANUSCRIPT

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THE GODWULF MANUSCRIPT

by Parker, Robert B

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  • Signed
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1974. First edition. Near fine in very good plus jacket. Signed first printing of Parker's debut crime novel, in which private detective Spenser is hired to recover a distressed medieval manuscript held for ransom by criminals with no respect for literature or the niceties of the rare book trade. First of Parker's long-running and highly successful series of 'Spenser' novels, inspiration for the '80s TV series "Spenser: For Hire" and the recent film Spenser Confidential (2020). Parker, a onetime English professor at Northeastern who wrote his doctoral dissertation on "The Violent Hero" in the hard-boiled detective novel, set his debut novel at an unnamed Boston university full of student radicals, criminal schemes, and dark departmental politics: realism, more or less. 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original brown cloth with ornate "G" stamped in darker brown. In original price-clipped dust jacket, designed by Paul Bacon. Tan endpapers, red topstain. [6], 186 pages. Signed by Parker on front endpaper. Slight spine lean. Jacket with shallow edgewear, a few spots of soil.

Synopsis

The first of Robert B. Parker's Spenser Series. Private Investigator Spenser is hired by an unnamed university in Boston to track down a stolen illuminated manuscript from the Middle Ages. The head of a student group seemingly tied to the theft is murdered, and a blond co-ed seems responsible, although Spenser knows there's more to the murder and the theft. The search for the manuscript and the killer uncovers criminal activity within a radical student group, and even after the manuscript is returned the murders continue. Spenser knows that he himself is in danger if he doesn't solve the case.  

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Bookseller
Type Punch Matrix US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
39947
Title
THE GODWULF MANUSCRIPT
Author
Parker, Robert B
Book condition
Used - Near fine in very good plus jacket
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1974
Keywords
Mystery,20th century,American

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