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Bernhardt's Edge

(1988)
(The first book in the Alan Bernhardt series)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
Wilcox's latest California thriller marks the debut of actor-playwright Alan Bernhardt of San Francisco as a freelance private eye. A rehearsaland his flirtation with new cast member Pamela Brettis interrupted by a message from Hubert Dancer, head of the detective agency that gives the actor outside jobs. Accepting a supposedly brief assignment, Bernhardt leaves town to trace Betty Fields, missing from her post as art consultant to a corporation of venture capitalists. The firm has hired Dancer's agency to find Betty and her lover, Nick Ames, but after doing so and reporting back to Dancer, Bernhardt is outraged to hear that Ames has been stalked and murdered. He breaks with Dancer, going off on his own to find the fugitive again before she also is ''neutralized.'' Betty knows that her life is endangered by the real power behind her corporate employer, reclusive, amoral billionaire Daniel DuBois, who is determined to prevent her from exposing his guilty secrets. When Bernhardt catches up with Betty a second time, the professional killer makes a move that creates the story's stunning climax. This is a remarkably well-handled mystery with strong characters. Readers will want more tales of the thespian and Pamela, his new romantic lead.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Collin Wilcox's Bernhardt's Edge

Hardback Editions

June 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bernhardt's Edge
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
ISBN: 0-312-93076-3 / 978-0-312-93076-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

January 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bernhardt's Edge
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
ISBN: 0-8125-1148-4 / 978-0-8125-1148-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bernhardt's Edge
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bernhardt's Edge (The Alan Bernhardt Novels Book 1)
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
Availability: Amazon UK