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The Poet's Funeral

(2005)
(The first book in the Guy Mallon mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
At the annual convention of the American Booksellers Association, everything goes wrong. Julia Child's cooking demonstration in the Random House aisle catches fire. A top New York editor catches a pie in the face. Invitations to the most exclusive publisher's party are stolen, and all the wrong people show up. Worse, Heidi Yamada, the world-famous poet, is found dead, spread over the late Elvis Presley's king-sized bed. It's all caught on film by a busy photographer from Publishers Weekly, a woman soon kidnapped. When the Las Vegas police shrug their shoulders, Guy Mallon, Heidi's first publisher (and a discarded lover) wonders what to do.
Poor Guy. He's a book man from Santa Barbara who, despite fellow residents Ross Macdonald and Sue Grafton, never felt inspired to be a sleuth, but he feels he owes it to Heidi. Besides, catching her killer may be his only chance to leave Las Vegas alive....
The Poet's Funeral is a romp rich with poetry, publishing, book collecting, and literary gossip. Its cast ranges from small-time players to the famous Rock Bottom Remainders. It's a story of ego, love, art, and murder during four hot days at the 1990 ABA.

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Hardback Editions

May 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Poet's Funeral (Guy Mallon Mysteries)
Author(s): John M Daniel
ISBN: 1-59058-144-X / 978-1-59058-144-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Poet's Funeral (Guy Mallon Mysteries)
Author(s): John M Daniel
ISBN: 1-59058-315-9 / 978-1-59058-315-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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November 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Poet's Funeral (Easyread Large Edition)
Author(s): John M Daniel
ISBN: 1-4587-4296-2 / 978-1-4587-4296-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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May 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Poet's Funeral (Guy Mallon Mysteries)
Author(s): John M Daniel
ISBN: 1-59058-161-X / 978-1-59058-161-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Poet's Funeral
Author(s): John M Daniel
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA