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The Gold Solution

(1983)
(The first book in the Alexander Gold series)
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'Fast, funny, deliciously readable' Kirkus

Is this the perfect crime... ?


Meet Norma and Alexandra Gold - New York Sleuths with an old-fashioned solution to murder.

They solve it - it's as simple as that.

Irascible, brilliant, and somewhat overweight Alexander Gold was recovering from a heart attack.

Yet Norma Gold was sure her good friend Pearl would be the death of him with her incessant request that Alexander solve a murder!

But as Pearl pointed out, Alexander Gold was a genius at solving puzzles and this puzzling case had everybody stumped.

One of America's top architects, Roger Talbott, had been mysteriously killed in the locked studio atop his New York townhouse.

The only suspect happened to be the nice young man engaged to Pearl's niece, who was caught red-handed with the murder weapon.

When Norma starts digging, she soon finds multiple motives for murder bubbling just below the surface.

It is very clear that Talbott was not a popular man, particularly among his business partners.

Together, Norma and Alexander are a formidable crime solving duo.

But have they finally come across a case that they cannot solve?

The Gold Solution is the first book in the Norma and Alexander Gold Thriller series from Herbert Resnicow.

Praise for Herbert Resnicow



'A gem: sparkling dialogue, a neat lock room puzzle... Read this!' Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

'Herbert Resnicow's private eye, a new type, name of Gold, made me sit in awe when I wasn't chuckling at the wit of this whodunit ... Gold is a master of mind and matter and may his vibes increase in cases to come' - The New York Times

'A true original, unique, artful and very witty, with sharp, tart, delicious characters. First time a mystery made me laugh in decades' - Harold Q. Masur, author of The Broker

Herbert Resnicow was a late-blooming author. A civil engineer by training and trade, he changed careers at 60 with his first mystery The Gold Solution. Like his following novels, the plot reflects his long experience in construction. He died on April 5th 1997.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 1983 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Gold Solution
Author(s): Herbert Resnicow
ISBN: 0-312-33167-3 / 978-0-312-33167-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Gold Solution
Author(s): Herbert Resnicow
ISBN: 1-5350-2688-X / 978-1-5350-2688-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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October 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Gold Solution
Author(s): Herbert Resnicow
ISBN: 0-380-69278-3 / 978-0-380-69278-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Gold Solution (A Norma and Alexander Gold Thriller Book 1)
Author(s): Herbert Resnicow
Publisher: Lume Books
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