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Cold Call

(1993)
(The first book in the Iris Thorne series)
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Cold Call is the first in the critically acclaimed Iris Thorne Mystery series by Los Angeles Times bestseller Dianne Emley.

Iris Thorne traded her job teaching the deaf for a career in Los Angeles' glittering financial district, where the day starts on Wall Street time at 6:00 a.m., and - in the "greed is good" late 1980s - all of life's questions have numbers for answers.

Big numbers. With her not-quite-paid-for Anne Klein suits and Triumph sports car, which leaks a little oil, Iris is a high-stakes success. Still, the only man at the office who knew the real Iris was Alley, the deaf and handicapped mailman. When Alley is killed, the police insist he was a victim of random gang violence. Iris doesn't buy it - and Alley's death has left her with several problems. The first is lanky, red-headed police detective John Somers. . . Iris's first love, back in her life after twenty years. Then there's Alley's secret legacy - a safe deposit box filled with souvenirs and some well-worn items of sentimental value: 238,000 of them, in hundreds, bundled together with rubber bands.

The cops are looking for a killer. Some professional hard guys are looking for revenge. And, for a lost friend, Iris is looking for justice - a high-priced commodity in L.A., where life can be even cheaper than dreams

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Robert B. Parker had Boston, Sara Paretsky Chicago, and now L.A. belongs to Dianne [Emley]." - Nancy Pickard


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Hardback Editions

September 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: Cold Call
Author(s): Dianne G Pugh
ISBN: 0-671-77841-2 / 978-0-671-77841-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria
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June 1993 : UK Hardback
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Title: Cold Call
Author(s): Dianne Pugh
ISBN: 0-7472-0828-X / 978-0-7472-0828-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
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Paperback Editions

November 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Cold Call: Iris Thorne Mysteries - Book 1
Author(s): Dianne Emley
ISBN: 0-9847846-5-9 / 978-0-9847846-5-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arroyo Bridge Books
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September 1994 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: COLD CALL (Iris Thorne Mysteries)
Author(s): Dianne G Pugh
ISBN: 0-671-77842-0 / 978-0-671-77842-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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December 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: Cold Call
Author(s): Dianne Pugh Bachelor of Arts UCLA; MBA UCLA
ISBN: 0-7472-4200-3 / 978-0-7472-4200-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Feature
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Cold Call (Iris Thorne Mysteries - Book 1)
Author(s): Dianne Emley
Publisher: Arroyo Bridge Books
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