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The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes

The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes

(1982)
(The fifth book in the Rocksburg series)
A novel by

 
K.C. Constantine's Mario Balzic is one of those police chiefs so close to his people that nothing moves in his town without his knowing how and why. His town is Rocksburg, a coal-mining town in Pennsylvania where most of the coal has run out. In this, his fifth case, out-of-season tomatoes are the key. It begins at Muscotti's Bar, when Jimmy Romanelli sells several baskets of tomatoes to the bartender; it ends some weeks later with three deaths and a drained, disgusted Balzic, unable to take any satisfaction in his solution of Romanelli's murder.

As in all the Balzic novels, the Chief is the center of the action. He's fiercely unpretentious, in absolute command, and so fundamentally good at what he does that not even his profanity succeeds in hiding his detective genius. If you haven't met this Serbo-Italian, profoundly American cop, it's time you did.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 1984 : UK Hardback
Title: Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes
Author(s): K C Constantine
ISBN: 0-906293-05-7 / 978-0-906293-05-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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March 1982 : USA Hardback
Title: The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes (Balzic Mystery Series: No. 5)
Author(s): K C Constantine
ISBN: 0-87923-407-5 / 978-0-87923-407-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R Godine Pub
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Paperback Editions

July 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes
Author(s): K C Constantine
ISBN: 1-56792-192-2 / 978-1-56792-192-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R Godine
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March 1993 : USA Paperback
Title: Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes (A Mario Balzic Detective Novel)
Author(s): K C Constantine
ISBN: 0-87923-953-0 / 978-0-87923-953-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
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March 1983 : UK Paperback
Title: The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes
Author(s): K C Constantine
ISBN: 0-14-006621-7 / 978-0-14-006621-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking Pr
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