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The Long Fall

(2003)
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At once authentic and flip, by turns wildly funny and deadly serious, as riveting as it is inventive, The Long Fall twists sibling rivalry inside out and sets the conventional crime novel on its head. In sunbaked Phoenix, Arizona, this never-predictable tale tosses into its antic mix a dead father, his two sons - one a small-time ex-con with a consistent genius for sabotaging his own best interests, the other a straight, uptight solid citizen with a moneymaking chain of dry-cleaning stores and a restive ex-stewardess of a wife named Evelyn - and a sicko cop with a twisted worldview. Recently released from prison - twenty-four months for possession of a truckload of black-market saguaro cacti - and in deep debt to an unforgiving crank dealer, Jimmy Coates returns home only to discover that his brother has cut him out of his inheritance. A not-unjustifiable desire to settle old scores and new sends Jimmy on a robbery spree that wipes out four of his brother's dry-cleaning establishments. But when he finds himself tumbling for a mutinously sexy Evelyn, the impulse to vengeance reverses itself. Unwittingly, however, Jimmy has already set in motion a series of dangerous consequences - adultery, blackmail, love, betrayal - that culminate in a blueprint for murder. And it could be Jimmy himself who is taking the long fall.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Long Fall: A Novel of Crime
Author(s): Lynn Kostoff
ISBN: 0-7867-1165-5 / 978-0-7867-1165-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The LONG FALL
Author(s): Lynn Kostoff
ISBN: 1-4405-5400-5 / 978-1-4405-5400-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Long Fall: A Novel of Crime
Author(s): Lynn Kostoff
ISBN: 1-5318-1270-8 / 978-1-5318-1270-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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March 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Long Fall: A Novel of Crime
Author(s): Lynn Kostoff
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Long Fall: A Novel of Crime
Author(s): Lynn Kostoff
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

July 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Fall
Author(s): Lynn Kostoff
Publisher: Gallery Books
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July 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Fall
Author(s): Lynn Kostoff
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon UK