All the Dead Lie Down

By: Mary Willis Walker

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Signed by author on end paper without inscription. First edition with full number line. Quotations from Mother Goose and Macbeth (as well as the Emily Dickinson snippet of the title) provide the chapter headings in this engaging novel of suspense. The apparent peculiarity of such juxtaposition brings home the brutality of those childhood rhymes and the dangers of obsession and revenge. Both serve Mary Willis Walker's purpose well in setting up this tightly constructed mystery in which investigative journalist Molly Cates's own obsession with her father's untimely death from 30 years before gets mixed up in a current and far more dangerous scheme to release chemical gases into the Senate chamber of the Texas Capitol. The two plots, the first a traditional mystery, the second more a tale of suspense, are unconnected except for Cates's involvement; she is obviously central to one and initially only tangential to the other. Such a device would have proved unwieldy in less skillful hands, but in Walker's case the disparate strands are brought together beautifully, and Cates has a suitable sense of her own fallibility and the difficulty of harboring hate for the better part of a generation.

Title: All the Dead Lie Down

Author Name: Mary Willis Walker

Categories: Signed, Limited Editions, First Editions, Mystery,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Doubleday: 1998-04-13

ISBN: 0385478585

ISBN 13: 9780385478588

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8-2-102

Keywords: Signed by author, first edition, Mystery, Mary Willis Walker,