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Son of Gun in Cheek

(1987)
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Publisher's Weekly
The prolific Pronzini not only writes a lot of mysteries (The Nameless Detective series), he obviously reads a lot of them toobut not all of what he reads is good. His 1982 Gun in Cheek was a wickedly humorous collection of unbelievable plots, poor characterization, unlikely language and just plain dumbness in his favorite genre; here he presents another collection, subtitled ''an affectionate guide to more of the 'worst' in mystery fiction.'' Some writers (Harry Stephen Keeler, Michael Avallone) are roasted at length, and some are sideswiped, including even fine writers experiencing temporary lapses (Ed McBain, Joseph Wambaugh). Not perhaps for the general reader, this volume should appeal to addicts who, like Pronzini, will apparently read anything labeled ''mystery.'' Sex, pulp mags, B-movies and ''The Alternative Hall of Fame'' are featured in wittily titled chapters with a postmortem, bibliography and index.



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September 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Son of Gun in Cheek
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-89296-276-3 / 978-0-89296-276-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Pr
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September 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Son of Gun in Cheek
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-89296-287-9 / 978-0-89296-287-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Pr
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May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Son of Gun in Cheek: An Affectionate Guide to More of the "Worst" in Mystery Fiction
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-486-81798-9 / 978-0-486-81798-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dover Publications
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September 1988 : USA Paperback

Title: Son of Gun in Cheek
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-89296-952-0 / 978-0-89296-952-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Pr
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Title: Son of Gun in Cheek
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Title: Son of Gun in Cheek: An Affectionate Guide to More of the "Worst" in Mystery Fiction
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Dover Publications
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