The Dave Brandstetter Mysteries Volume One
Three hard-hitting crime novels in the groundbreaking series featuring a hardboiled openly gay detective from “an excellent craftsman, a compelling writer” (The New Yorker). When award-winning author Joseph Hansen introduced his unapologetically gay insurance investigator, Dave Brandstetter, in his 1970 novel, Fadeout, the Los Angeles Times raved: “Hansen is the most exciting and effective writer of the classic private-eye novel working today,” and The Times (London) enthused: “After forty years, Hammett has a worthy successor.” Adhering to the noir tradition while quietly revolutionizing the tough-guy hero, Hansen would pen a dozen Dave Brandstetter titles in total, concluding with A Country for Old Men, which earned him a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America and a Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men’s Mystery. Troublemaker: Brandstetter investigates the murder of a gay bar owner, shot stark naked in his home. His mother insists the victim’s hippie lover killed him, but something doesn’t add up. “Hansen knows how to tell a tough, unsentimental, fast-moving story in an exceptionally urbane style.” —The New York Times The Man Everybody Was Afraid Of: In the small fishing town of La Caleta, Brandstetter finds himself almost as unpopular as the corrupt police chief whose murder he’s there to solve. One of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Crime Novels of the Year Skinflick: When a crusading evangelist is murdered, the owner of a pornography store he targeted takes the fall for the crime. But as Brandstetter digs into the preacher’s private life, he uncovers dark secrets and a lot more suspects. “Most exciting book of the year . . . superbly plotted.” —The Advocate
- 1975 Joseph Hansen
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- Open Road Media
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- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender, Literature and Fiction, Mystery and Thrillers,
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- This is a copyrighted book.
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