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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Title: Death Is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Death Is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 1990 : USA Audio Cassette
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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
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Title: Death is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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April 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Death Is a Lonely Business
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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