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Death Is a Lonely Business

Death Is a Lonely Business

(1985)
(The first book in the Crumley Mysteries series)
A novel by

 
Ray Bradbury, the undisputed Dean of American storytelling, dips his accomplished pen into the cryptic inkwell of noir and creates a stylish and slightly fantastical tale of mayhem and murder set among the shadows and the murky canals of Venice, California, in the early 1950s.

Toiling away amid the looming palm trees and decaying bungalows, a struggling young writer (who bears a resemblance to the author) spins fantastic stories from his fertile imagination upon his clacking typewriter. Trying not to miss his girlfriend (away studying in Mexico), the nameless writer steadily crafts his literary effort-until strange things begin happening around him.

Starting with a series of peculiar phone calls, the writer then finds clumps of seaweed on his doorstep. But as the incidents escalate, his friends fall victim to a series of mysterious accidents-some of them fatal. Aided by Elmo Crumley, a savvy, street-smart detective, and a reclusive actress of yesteryear with an intense hunger for life, the wordsmith sets out to find the connection between the bizarre events, and in doing so, uncovers the truth about his own creative abilities.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 1999 : USA Library Binding
Title: Death is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 0-613-17166-7 / 978-0-613-17166-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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July 1986 : USA Hardback
Title: Death Is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 0-89621-721-3 / 978-0-89621-721-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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April 1986 : UK Hardback
Title: Death is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 0-246-12830-5 / 978-0-246-12830-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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October 1985 : USA Hardback
Title: Death is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 0-394-54702-0 / 978-0-394-54702-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

March 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: Death Is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 0-380-78965-5 / 978-0-380-78965-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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December 1991 : USA Paperback
Title: Death Is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 0-553-35462-0 / 978-0-553-35462-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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January 1988 : UK Paperback
Title: Death is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 0-586-06877-5 / 978-0-586-06877-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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January 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Death Is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 0-553-26447-8 / 978-0-553-26447-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Audio Editions

August 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: Death Is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 1-4001-1822-0 / 978-1-4001-1822-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: Death Is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 1-4001-4822-7 / 978-1-4001-4822-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2010 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Death Is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 1-4001-6822-8 / 978-1-4001-6822-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: Death Is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

August 2010 : UK Audio edition
Title: Death Is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 1990 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Death Is A Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 0-7366-1790-6 / 978-0-7366-1790-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Death is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Death Is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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