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Thieves fall out / by Gore Vidal, writing as Cameron Kay.

Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012 author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library FIC Vidal (Text) 31208911143438 fiction Available -
Waterloo-Grant Township Public Library - Waterloo F VID (Text) 30090000716717 Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781781167922
  • ISBN: 1781167923
  • Physical Description: 237 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First Hard Case Crime edition.
  • Publisher: London : Hard Case Crime/Titan Books, 2015.

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Summary, etc.: In 1953, Vidal had already begun writing the works that would launch him to the top ranks of American authors and intellectuals. But in the wake of criticism for the scandalous content of his third novel, The City and the Pillar, Vidal turned to writing crime fiction under pseudonyms: three books as "Edgar Box" and one as "Cameron Kay." The Edgar Box novels were subsequently republished under his real name. The Cameron Kay never was. Lost for more than 60 years and overflowing with political and sexual intrigue, Thieves Fall Out provides a delicious glimpse into the mind of Gore Vidal in his formative years. By turns mischievous and deadly serious, Vidal tells the story of a man caught up in events bigger than he is, a down-on-his-luck American hired to smuggle an ancient relic out of Cairo at a time when revolution is brewing and heads are about to roll. One part Casablanca and one part torn-from-the-headlines tabloid reportage, this novel also offers a startling glimpse of Egypt in turmoil -- written over half a century ago, but as current as the news streaming from the streets of Cairo today.
Subject: Smuggling > Fiction.
Relics > Fiction.
Cairo (Egypt) > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.

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