Books by Gaylord Dold

THE LAST MAN IN BERLIN by Gaylord Dold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Veteran Dold (Samedi's Knapsack, 2001, etc.) is better at settings than plotting, and his middles have been known to sag. His endings, though, tend to perk things up. This one sizzles."
A good cop battles to stay that way as the Nazis surge and the German republic crumbles. Read full book review >
SAMEDI’S KNAPSACK by Gaylord Dold
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Another competent hard-boiler from Dold (The Devil to Pay, 1999, etc.), though it does go a bit soft in the middle."
Needing some warmth after three years of dank, dreary London, Mitch Roberts—part-time p.i., part-time horse-trainer, full-time melancholic—tells his long-term love, Amanda, "I'll never forget you," and heads for Florida, where it's not just warm, it's hot enough to blister. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL TO PAY by Gaylord Dold
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 1999

"Still, this is a sturdy nightmare for readers who love lawyers, and a satisfying revenge fantasy for readers who don't."
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SCHEDULE TWO by Gaylord Dold
Released: Sept. 12, 1996

"It's only after the worst happens to Grace that the menace turns routine."
Grace Wu's been undercover for two years, gradually moving up in the ranks of San Francisco's narcotics trade. Read full book review >
BAY OF SORROWS by Gaylord Dold
Released: Feb. 9, 1995

"A break from Dold's Mitch Roberts series (The World Beat, 1993, etc.) that's equally moody and atmospheric, equally depressive, and equally unlikely to win the author any invitations from the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce."
The Vietnamese shrimper found dead in his shack seems far too inoffensive to have been a murder victim. Read full book review >
THE WORLD BEAT by Gaylord Dold
Released: Dec. 7, 1993

"Be warned, though: despite its greater length and self- seriousness, the plot is no more than an overdrawn anecdote."
Since the kidnapping insurance that Lloyd's of London has supplied to EuroCopper, the mining combine, won't cover the ransom Dr. Elyse Revelle's tribal captors demanded when they snatched her from her clinic in Zaire, Lloyd's needs somebody to head into the heart of darkness and negotiate the amount—somebody who doesn't have any inconvenient friends or relatives who might make a fuss if he disappears. Read full book review >
RUDE BOYS by Gaylord Dold
Released: Nov. 20, 1992

"Depicts a side of Jamaica the tourist board never mentions— in a nicely done, medium-boiled poke-in-the-heart at Empire race relations."
Mitch Roberts (A Penny for the Old Guy, etc.), now stranded in London while he beds down in Amanda's basement and tries to decide whether he loves her or not, is working off the books, so to speak, for Jamaican-born attorney Hillary Root, on the verge of trying her first case, when her Rastafarian half-brother is poisoned, then has his throat slit. Read full book review >
A PENNY FOR THE OLD GUY by Gaylord Dold
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"Low-key, and a nice example of the small, bittersweet mystery- -with appealing glimpses of a younger, more innocent Roberts."
The seventh adventure (first hardcover) for American detective Mitch Roberts, who accepts the unhappy task of discovering how young Jonathan, the son of an old love from his war days, happened to drown ``accidentally'' in the Cam. Read full book review >