Like a Hole in the Head by Jen Banbury

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From a startling new writer comes a wisecracking novel starring one of the toughest, funniest heroines around. Jill, a part-time bookseller with a dangerous wit, buys a first-edition Jack London--and then unloads it for a profit. But her good fortune turns out to be short-lived when an outlandish cast of psychopaths, sleazy book dealers, and minor-league Hollywood moguls start sniffing around for the missing volume Author publicity .
 

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Published February 1, 1998 by Little Brown & Co (T). 296 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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The whimsy thickens as Jill's efforts to reclaim the fugitive book lead her to the Las Vegas casinos, a bit role in a film being shot by famed actor-director John Malcome, encounters with both disguised movie extras and real cops, and a climactic standoff that skillfully mimics the overexplanator...

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Part mystery, part hijinks, this first novel by Banbury (author of the play How Alex Looks When She's Hurt) takes the reader on an outrageous romp through a tough, gritty and eccentric criminal world.

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When an oversized goon (whose moniker is ""Joke Man"") tells her she must find the book or suffer the consequences, Jill sets off on a wild goose chase through Hollywood Hills and Las Vegas, pursued by hired thugs, booksellers, a film mogul and an assortment of underworld figures who variously se...

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The trouble started when Jill was working at the book store in LA and bought a first edition of a rare Jack London for $25 from a dwarf.

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