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The Resource No room at the morgue, by Jean-Patrick Manchette ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters ; afterword by Howard A. Rodman

No room at the morgue, by Jean-Patrick Manchette ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters ; afterword by Howard A. Rodman

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No room at the morgue
Title
No room at the morgue
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by Jean-Patrick Manchette ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters ; afterword by Howard A. Rodman
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"No Room at the Morgue came out after Jean-Patrick Manchette had transformed French crime fiction with such brilliantly plotted, politically charged, unrelentingly violent tales as Nada and The Mad and the Bad. Here, inspired by his love of Dashiell Hammett, Manchette introduces Eugene Tarpon, private eye, a sometime cop who has set up shop after being kicked off the force for accidentally killing a political demonstrator. Months have passed, and Tarpon desultorily tries to keep in shape while drinking all the time. No one has shown up at the door of his office in the midst of the market district of Les Halles. Then the bell rings and a beautiful woman bursts in, her hands dripping blood. It's Memphis Charles, her roommate's throat has been cut, and Memphis can't go to the police because they'll only suspect her. Can Tarpon help? Well, somehow he can't help trying. Soon bodies mount, and the craziness only grows"--
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1942-1995
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Manchette, Jean-Patrick
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2673.A452
LC item number
M6713 2020
Literary form
fiction
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1955-
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Waters, Alyson
Series statement
New York review books classics
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  • Private investigators
  • Alcoholics
  • Murder
  • Suspects (Criminal investigation)
  • France
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No room at the morgue, by Jean-Patrick Manchette ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters ; afterword by Howard A. Rodman
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1128195079
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9781681374185
Lccn
2019058956
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Label
No room at the morgue, by Jean-Patrick Manchette ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters ; afterword by Howard A. Rodman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1128195079
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9781681374185
Lccn
2019058956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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