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Nothing Burns in Hell
Genre Mystery
Type Novel
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Farmer planned to write a sequel.
DEDICATION: "My heartfelt thanks for data provided me by the following: Rick Baker, Mary Kay Berjohn, Terry Bibo, Lynn and Julia Carl, Richard Corley, M.D., Bette Andre Farmer, Bob Hinman, Bill Knight, Gloria LaHood, George T. McWhorter, Don Oberle, Patrick Rhode, M.D., Charles and Janet Roth, Ralph Sawyer, Lil Schindler, Dede Weil, and Gary Wolfe. All were very helpful and saved me much time and sweat."
COVER TEXT:
This one is for fans of Quentin Tarantino and of the ever-present gratuitous violence of Robert Altman. It is a direct descendant of Micky Spillane's Mike Hammer and the mystery action pulps epitomized by Black Mask. Philip José Farmer, one of the great living SF writers, who has published many varieties of pulp fiction, who has written novels of Tarzan, Doc Savage, and Oz, now turns his hand to the detective novel, with colorful, violent results.
A self-obsessed private detective married to a sincere wiccan is hired to witness an illegal transfer of money in a rainy cemetery, a transaction that goes bloody wrong. Chasing the bad guys, he ends up the prisoner of a gruesome threesome in their Dogpatchy cabin in the woods. His escape involves nudity, blood, death, and a terrible snapping turtle.
That's how the mystery begins. Then it leads the private eye through all the levels of Peoria society, geography, and history. Absurdly funny things happen continually in the peripheral vision of the story. No violence is left out.
Greed, venality, and hatred are unleashed. Unpleasant family history is brought to light. All the sex is offstage. The body count mounts steadily, with occasional mutilations. Nothing Burns in Hell is pulp fiction at its most excessively gorgeous.
(Forge)
 
PUBLICATION HISTORY
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5 Publications
 
US

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FIRST PUBLICATION
New York, NY: Forge
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ISBN 0-312-86470-1
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
05/1998
287
$ 22.95
Thomas Canty
Black paper boards, with green gilt lettering on the spine. 'First Edition' stated on the copyright page.


Thomas Canty
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New York, NY: Tor Books
Mystery
ISBN 0-812-56495-2
paperback (17×10,5cm)
11/1999
287
$ 6.99
Thomas Canty
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Thomas Canty
FRANCE
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French: Rien ne brûle en enfer
Paris: Gallimard/NRF
Serie Noire 2598
ISBN 2-07-049929-4
paperback (18×11,5cm)
01/2001
380
FF 45,00
Laetitia Devaux
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Hungarian: Ördögszem
Budapest: Athenaeum
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ISBN 963-85966-2-7
trade paperback (19,5×11,5cm)
-/1999
277
Ft 1390,-
Tábori Zoltán
Kertész Dániel
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Kertész Dániel
ITALY
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Italian: Un mestiere difficile
Milan: Mondadori
Il Giallo Mondadori 2688
no ISBN
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
08/2000
234
L 6.900
Alessandro Golinelli
Birgit Koch
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Birgit Koch


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