The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket). Tom Corcoran.
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)
The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)

The Mango Opera (with scarce/ limited edition variant dust jacket)

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. Hardcover; 295 numbered pages, 8vo, original black paper boards, gilt lettering to the spine, white endpapers, TWO DUST JACKETS the standard for the title and a scarce, number 45 of only 50 (printed on the front flap) variant jackets printed (created by the author and Dinah George). The standard Dj is $22.95 priced unclipped, designed by Rachel McClain, jacket photo by Dennie Cody

Stated: First Edition: June 1998; with a full number line on the copyright page; First Printing

Signed/ Inscribed ‘for / best regards from this wild island - / dated: 5.23.98 / Key West’ by Tom Corcoran on the title page.

BOOK CONDITION: NEAR FINE; showing a bit of wear to spine and bottom board, front right corner bumped, tight, internally fine | JACKET CONDITION: dust jacket one (limited edition version): FINE; like new numbered on front inner flap 45 of 50. JACKET two (standard jacket) NEAR FINE; very minor shelf wear.

NOTES: First Alex Rutledge novel


About the book:


Although he prefers magazine work, freelance photographer Alex Rutledge won't turn down an occasional crime scene shoot for the City of Key West Police Department. But when a string of murders takes his viewfinder into strangely familiar territory, Alex's mellow island lifestyle shatters. One after another, someone is killing women who have intimately crossed Alex Rutledge's path. Maybe it's a coincidence. Maybe it's a conspiracy. Or maybe he's crazy. But the connection marks Alex as the prime suspect in a case so hot it's drawn in the county sheriff, the FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. In a desperate race to save his name and his life, Alex dives into a one-man search for the dark, sweltering truth beneath a case that's pounding toward meltdown.


About the author:


Tom Corcoran was born: 1943, a Florida-based writer of mystery novels. He first moved to Florida in 1970. He has been a disc jockey, bartender, AAA travel counselor, U. S. Navy officer, screenwriter, freelance photographer, automotive magazine editor, computer graphic artist, and journalist.

Corcoran’s photographs have appeared on seven Jimmy Buffett album covers. He co-wrote the Buffett hits, "Cuban Crime of Passion", and "Fins". His photos also have appeared on numerous book jackets, including those of Thomas McGuane ("An Outside Chance"), Winston Groom ("Forrest Gump"), and Florida novelists Les Standiford ("Black Mountain" and "Last Train to Paradise") and James W. Hall ("Hot Damn").

Tom's black-and-white photographs of Key West were displayed at the Key West Art and Historical Society's Custom House Museum in 2007. During the past three years he has returned to songwriting, collaborating with performer John Frinzi on the CD "Shoreline" and several songs to be included on Frinzi's next CD release.

As co-owner of The Ketch & Yawl Press, Corcoran has published twelve South Florida-related books including "Yesterday's Key West" by Stan Windhorn and Wright Langley, "Papa Hemingway in Key West" by James McLendon, "Undying Love" by Ben Harrison, "The Railroad That Died at Sea" by Pat Parks, and "The Young Wrecker" by Richard Meade Bache.

To keep his mind active between novels, Tom wrote the essay, "Jimmy with a Capital L" for the 32-page booklet included in each copy of Jimmy Buffett's April 2003 two-CD release, "Meet Me in Margaritaville".

Tom has contributed stories to three recent anthologies— "Florida Heat Wave", "Miami Noir" and "A Merry Band of Murderers".


The Mango Opera(1998)
Gumbo Limbo(1999)
Bone Island Mambo(2001)
Octopus Alibi(2003)
Air Dance Iguana(2005)


Hawk Channel Chase(2009)
The Quick Adios (Times Six)(2012)


Short Story:


Triple in Paradise(2012)


Nonfiction:


Shelby Mustang(1992)
Mustang '64 1/2 -'70


Restoration Guide(1992)
Hoofbeats: The Pulse of the Mustang World(1994)


Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mustang '64 1/2 -'73 Restoration Guide(1999)
Key West Collection(1999)
Muscle Car Legends(2002)e
Ultimate Muscle: GTO, Shelby, Mustang, Hemi(2002)
Jimmy Buffett: The Key West Years(2006)
Key West in Black and White(2007)


Notes: Key West Collection was written with Dorothy Raymer. Muscle Car Legends and Ultimate Muscle were co-authored by Anthony Young and Paul Zazarine.


**Information gathered from places such as Wikipedia and GoodReads.**.

Item #45

ISBN: 9780312186289

Price: $60.00

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