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Kill Your Darlings

(1984)
(The third book in the Mallory series)
A novel by

 
 
Roscoe Kane is one of the last - and, in Mallory's opinion, best - of the old-school mystery writers. Back in the day, he turned out crime thrillers filled with babes, bullets, and tough-guy banter. But today Kane is filled with bitterness over the nosedive his career took after he sued a publisher. For Mallory, who learned his craft at Kane's knee, it's tough watching his literary hero drown his sorrows in booze - but it's a million times tougher finding the old master drowned in a hotel bathtub.
Some call it ironic that Kane meets his end in the middle of Bouchercon, the famed convention that's a mecca for mystery writers. The Chicago coroner calls it a drunken mishap. But Mallory spies treachery mingled with the tragedy.
Just like a classic whodunit, there's a gallery full of suspects - from a scorned ex-wife and an ostracized gay son to an underhanded publisher and a roster of rival writers with axes to grind. Throw in a knockout dame who gives Mallory a private eyeful, an alluring widow who's not too sad to be seductive, and a clutch of thugs who let their knuckles do the talking, and Mallory has his hands full finding justice for his hero.

    

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Hardback Editions

December 1986 : UK Hardback

Title: Kill Your Darlings (Connoisseur crime)
Author(s): Max Allan Collins
ISBN: 0-7090-2535-1 / 978-0-7090-2535-1 (UK edition)
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October 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: Kill Your Darlings
Author(s): Max Allan Collins
ISBN: 0-8027-5594-1 / 978-0-8027-5594-0 (USA edition)
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December 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Kill Your Darlings (A Mallory Mystery)
Author(s): Max Allan Collins
ISBN: 1-61218-522-3 / 978-1-61218-522-4 (USA edition)
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February 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Kill Your Darlings
Author(s): Max Allan Collins
ISBN: 0-8125-0161-6 / 978-0-8125-0161-2 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Kill Your Darlings (A Mallory Mystery)
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Title: Kill Your Darlings (A Mallory Novel)
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Title: Kill Your Darlings (A Mallory Novel)
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Title: Kill Your Darlings (A Mallory Mystery)
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Title: Kill Your Darlings (A Mallory Novel)
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Title: Kill Your Darlings: A Mallory Novel
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Title: Kill Your Darlings: A Mallory Novel, Book 3
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December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Kill Your Darlings (A Mallory Mystery)
Author(s): Max Allan Collins
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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