The Undertaker's Wife

Product Number: EB00099721
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429911832
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From award-winning author Loren D. Estleman comes The Undertaker's Wife. The undertaker's wife waits; she weaves; she builds. The undertaker practices his art, the Dismal Trade, with consummate skill. He has raised it to an art through the high craft of the Connable Method. Through it, he has managed to transform the ugliness of death into a thing of dignity and beauty. Victims brutalized by war, street fights, tavern brawls, ambushes, fires, every hazard in a raw West-these, in his hands, become presentable. Everywhere on the frontier, which erupts with life and death, he offers his skill: to the rich of San Francisco, the bawds and ruffians of the Barbary Coast, to Kansas cowboys, outlaws, soldiers, and sheriffs. He is devoted to dignifying the dead. She is devoted to making her marriage whole, in spite of the tragedy that surrounds it and, most especially, in spite of the tragedy that in one terrible afternoon strikes at its center. Today the undertaker is called to disguise the suicide of a famous financier. It is high drama, for only his art can save America's financial markets. Her task on this day is secret, an act of understanding and dedication. In the end, it is the undertaker's wife who, through love, is able to transcend death. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Author(s): Loren D. Estleman
Original Publish Date: Jul 06, 2010

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CD
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Author(s): Loren D. Estleman
Narrator(s): Henry Strozier
Product Number CW055
Released: Oct 18, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419363719
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Author(s): Loren D. Estleman
Narrator(s): Henry Strozier
Product Number Z0023
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449894283

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