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The Lunatic Fringe: A Novel Wherein Theodore Roosevelt Meets the Pink Angel

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A warm, humorous story in which Teddy Roosevelt, as police commissioner of New York City, and a cop named Muldoon set out to thwart a group of anarchists. DeAndrea put a lot of effort and affection into this story, and it shows. - The Mystery Lover's Companion, Art Bourgeau ...more
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published August 28th 1980 by M Evans & Co (first published August 1980)
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - April 7, 2011
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I've sometimes been associated w/ what some of us have affectionately called "the lunatic fringe" - esp as an anarchist in the 1980s - so it was interesting to find this bk published in 1980 called The Lunatic Fringe that's about the 1890s & that features anarchists as the diabolical 'bad' guys. I'm not familiar w/ the author but I see 2 other bks of his listed
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Although I enjoyed this book, it was too glib for the most part. The characters bordered on being stereotypical and the actions rushed. Nevertheless it was a pleasant read.
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It was OK. If I wasn't interested in that period of history, then it would have been 2 stars. ...more
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William L. DeAndrea (1952–1996) was born in Port Chester, New York. While working at the Murder Ink bookstore in New York City, he met mystery writer Jane Haddam, who became his wife. His first book, Killed in the Ratings (1978), won an Edgar Award in the best first mystery novel category. That debut launched a series centered on Matt Cobb, an executive problem-solver for a TV network who unravels ...more

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