Backhand

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Random House, Jan 1, 1993 - Fiction - 288 pages
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The award-winning author of Dupe offers a mystery filled with "spare prose, lively dialogue, and a beautiful sense of time and place" (Sara Paretsky), featuring street-smart, tart-tongued, English P.I. Anna Lee. On the trail of some stolen sweater designs, Anna winds up in the Florida Keys, where a mob-style execution and a drugged teenaged runaway tell her she's in for more than haute couture.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Another rambling adventure for London's p.i. Anna Lee (Under Contract, 1987, etc.), who works, with much dissatisfaction, for Brierly Security. Here, crisp, take-charge clothing retailer Lara Crowther ... Read full review

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User Review  - MuseofIre - LibraryThing

Takes Anna out of foggy London into steamy Florida and faces her with charming villains, stalwart local PIs, and the ultimate in unreliable clients. By the end of this one, Anna seems ready to burn her bridges personally and professionally. An ambiguous end to an entertaining series. Read full review

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Liza Cody was born in London. She attended the City and Guilds of London Art School and the Royal Academy School of Art. She managed to support herself as a painter before becoming a film studio technician. Before turning to crime writing she also worked as a furniture-maker, a photographer, a graphic designer and an assistant at Madame Tussauds.

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