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Goldilocks

(1989)
(The third book in the Rita Gardella O'Dea series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Goldilocks is vintage Coburn, the Coburn of Sweetheart, The Babysitter, and Love Nest. This is a story of a New England town where all the deals have been quietly cut, the cops have traded their souls to crime bosses, and the crime boss of crime bosses-a beautiful woman from the wrong side of the tracks-has married up, into the WASPs, and her name decorates ever corner and library in town. And into this quiet swamp with its smooth surface drops Goldilocks-tall and blond, with exquisite blue eyes, the new boy in town, and so vicious he makes the rest of them know that life before Goldilocks was like a fairy tale.

Small wonder The New York Times crime book critic Newgate Callendar writes, "Natural storytellers are not too common but Mr. Coburn is one." An angry yet still sexy widow becomes the prey of Vietnam vet Goldilocks, but he, too, gets caught in the web of evildoing and gets his just deserts, though not till the town is turned end to end. No question-Coburn can write up a storm.

Genre: Mystery
 
Used availability for Andrew Coburn's Goldilocks


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Hardback Editions

January 1990 : UK Hardback
Title: Goldilocks
Author(s): Andrew Coburn
ISBN: 0-436-19984-X / 978-0-436-19984-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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January 1989 : USA Hardback
Title: Goldilocks
Author(s): Andrew Coburn
ISBN: 0-684-18997-6 / 978-0-684-18997-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Schuster Trade
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January 1920 : Hardback
Title: Goldilocks
Author(s): Andrew Coburn
ISBN: 5553447305 / 978-5553447304
Publisher: World Publications
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Paperback Editions

December 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Goldilocks
Author(s): Andrew Coburn
ISBN: 0-8439-5707-7 / 978-0-8439-5707-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Leisure Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Goldilocks (Prologue Crime)
Author(s): Andrew Coburn
Publisher: Prologue Books
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