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My face among strangers : a mystery
Shubin, Seymour.
Personal Author:
lst edition.
Publication Information:
Aurora, CO : Write Way Publishing, [1999]

Physical Description:
239 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
"A mystery"-- Jacket.
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I will send you my picture for $3.00. Suitable for framing. Vic. Box 2879.Which is how it all started. One silly prank by a couple of guys who got a wild hair, sort of a pre-real-life-and-have-to-work joke for a couple of young men just out of college looking to be marketing/public relations genius', We can run it in the paper and see what kind of answers we get. And now Vic is dead.Problem is, if the picture prank was the reason for Vic's death, then Matt's in a lot of trouble, because it wasn't Vic's picture in that paper -- it was Matt Kern's; and now he has to find the killer before the killer finds him.Believing that the people who actually answered and bought a picture would supply the first clues for who murdered Vic, Matt suddenly finds himself in worlds he barely knew existed: porno houses; women's detention centers; cults ... and divorce court, since Matt's wife cannot stand the terror of living with a death threat over her head.Once again, Seymour Shubin (Anyone's My Name; The Captain; Fury's Children) has taken one of our societies' invisible institutions and fashioned a first-rate, chilling murder mystery around it about what can happen when people you never knew, and never expected to know, become obsessed with something you've done with all the good intentions in the world. Seymour's characters, as always, are ones you'd expect to find next door and not expect would be latent killers.

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Library Journal Review

As in Fury's Children (LJ 5/1/97), a spontaneous, off-the-wall action backfires. A seemingly innocuous newspaper advertisement placed by two guys, recent college graduates, results in the murder of one and a subsequent search for the culprit by the other. A likely purchase for most collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.