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Ambrose Bierce and the queen of spades

a mystery novel

by Oakley M. Hall

  • 393 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading

Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Places:
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
    • Subjects:
    • Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914? -- Fiction.,
    • Serial murders -- Fiction.,
    • Journalists -- Fiction.,
    • San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementOakley Hall.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3558.A373 A84 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination261 p. ;
      Number of Pages261
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL362521M
      ISBN 100520215559
      LC Control Number98022719

      OAKLEY HALL will read from "Ambrose Bierce and the Queen of Spades" at p.m. tomorrow at A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, Van Ness Ave., San . Ambrose Bierce, the city's enigmatic newspaperman, famed cynic, and occasional sleuth, immediately blames the rash of murders on his old enemy, the Southern Pacific Railroad. Tom Redmond, a naive reporter at Bierce's Hornet, doggedly pursues the case, uncovering conspiracy and corruption at Brand: Oakley Hall.

      Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (J – circa ) was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and Civil War book The Devil's Dictionary was named as one of "The Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature" by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. His story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" has been described as "one of the most famous and.   "Ambrose Bierce and the Queen of Spades" () "Ambrose Bierce and the Death of Kings" () "Ambrose Bierce and the One-Eyed Jacks" () "Ambrose Bierce .

      As in Hall's first novel in the series, Ambrose Bierce and the Queen of Spades (), Redmond plays an engaging Watson to Bierce's Holmes. Redmond falls in love with the "monumental" Haunani. Ambrose Bierce and the Queen of Spades by Oakley Hall ratings, average rating, 12 reviews Ambrose Bierce and the Queen of Spades Quotes Showing of 1 “If you read novels you sympathize with people who are different kinds of people than you are.”.


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