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The King of Nothing

(The seventh book in the Fiddler and Fiora series)
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The seventh Fiddler mystery (after Money Burns ) is smooth, fast-paced, intricate and ultimately quite satisfying. Narrator/PI Fiddler visits with 75-year-old mentor Rory Cairns on the Washington State coast while Fiora, Fiddler's ex-wife and present lover, negotiates the sale of her California securities business to a Japanese investment firm. Rory, who has named Fiora his heir and given Fiddler an ancient samurai sword, is fatally injured after an apparent burglary. Fiddler and Fiora--who has joined him, planning to finalize her deal in Seattle--are sure of foul play. In Seattle, Fiora's deal turns sour and Fiddler's dealings with a sleazy Japanese businessman, an old martial arts master and various Pike Place hustlers convince him that the sword is extremely valuable and the cause of all the skulduggery. He sets a trap on Rory's boat in a Pacific storm that endangers him and Fiora. Fiercely independent and interdependent, Fiddler and Fiora are attractive leads; Maxwell (actually husband-and-wife team Anne and Evan) captures the slightly goofy sleaze of Seattle's First Avenue nicely.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

June 1995 : USA Hardback

Title: The King of Nothingness
Author(s): Ann Maxwell
ISBN: 0-517-14419-0 / 978-0-517-14419-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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June 1992 : USA Hardback

Title: The King of Nothing
Author(s): A E Maxwell
ISBN: 0-679-40458-9 / 978-0-679-40458-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Villard
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Paperback Editions

July 1994 : USA Paperback

Title: The King of Nothing: A Fiddler and Fiora Mystery
Author(s): A E Maxwell
ISBN: 0-06-104230-7 / 978-0-06-104230-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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January 1993 : USA Paperback

Title: The King of Nothing: A Fiddler and Fiora Mystery
Author(s): A E Maxwell
ISBN: 1-56054-594-1 / 978-1-56054-594-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The King of Nothing (A Fiddler and Fiora Mystery Book 7)
Author(s): Elizabeth Lowell
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