The Velvet Touch by Edward D. Hoch

Edward Hoch is one of most prolific and best known short mystery writers today.

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The Velvet Touch by Edward D. Hoch


Features

  • Paperback: 225 pages
  • Publisher: Crippen & Landru, Publishers; 1 edition (August 7, 2000)
  • ISBN: 1885941420


    About the Author
    Edward D. Hoch, is a legend of ingenuity in the world of mystery writing. Author of more than 800 short stories, winner of the Edgar Award, former President of the Mystery Writers of America, and contributor to every issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine since 1973, Hoch is one of the great mystery writers of our time. And Nick Velvet and Sandra Paris are two of his greatest characters.


    Book Description
    Nick Velvet is the choosey crook, who steals only the seeminglyvalueless — for a hefty fee of course. In The Velvet Touch, Nick steals a bald man's comb, a faded flag, an overdue library book, an ordinary playing card, a menu -- and 9 other items

    While engaged in pilfering, Nick finds that he often has to become a detective, sometimes in order to save Sandra Paris, the White Queen, who is also a thief -- a mistress of bizarre crimes, who does "Impossible Things Before Breakfast." Nick Velvet and Sandra Paris sometimes compete, sometimes work together — as in the theft of a snake-charmer's basket on the front cover.

    Reader Reviews
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful: Vintage Nick Velvet., March 17, 2001 Reviewer: common_heritage from Chicago, IL USA Vintage Nick Velvet. The only problem is that reading more than one of these in a short period of time shows, in part, the formula that Hoch always follows. With that caveat, these are quite enjoyable.

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