Search Results: "Joe Gores"


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WOLF TIME by Joe Gores
Released: April 13, 1989

More hard-nosed thriller entertainment from the veteran author of the DKA mystery series (Dead Skip, etc.) and four other novels (Come Morning, 1986, etc.); here, a man stalks his would-be assassin against the whirlwind backdrop of a presidential campaign. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"All in all, the collection demonstrates the variety of Gores's pitches while reminding you that he kept his best stuff for his novels."
Fans of Gores's peerless DKA Associates p.i. procedurals (Contract Null and Void, 1996, etc.) will want this collection of 14 reprints (1958—91) no matter what. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2009

"Along with the obligatory pleasures of watching Spade dealing with familiar supporting characters for the first time, Gores, a far more virtuoso plotter than Hammett, keeps multiple pots boiling furiously while providing a pitch-perfect replica of his master's voice."
Veteran Gores (Glass Tiger, 2006, etc.) spins the straw of an origin story for the firm of Spade & Archer, violently dissolved in the opening chapters of The Maltese Falcon, into storytelling gold. Read full book review >

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CASES by Joe Gores
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 1999

"Though this autobiographical pipe dream has been gestating so long that parts of it were published in the long-dead Manhunt, Rogue, and Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, it all seems as inevitable in retrospect as a Judas kiss."
It's 1953, and Pierce Duncan, fresh out of Notre Dame, has decided to see this great country of ours and fill some of the notebooks he'll be using in his career as a writer. Read full book review >

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MENACED ASSASSIN by Joe Gores
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Only the callowest of first- timers—or an old pro as canny as Gores (Dead Man, 1993, etc.)- -would ever have the brass to root an otherwise unmemorable tale in such a dazzling conceit."
The day before she dies, brilliant, randy Atlas Entertainment corporate counsel Molly Dalton phones her paleoanthropologist husband, Will—estranged from her since he returned early from an African trip to find her deeply immersed in the delights of Atlas president Kosta Gounaris—to ask for a meeting about a computer file she's found that ties Atlas's assets to the Mob. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN by Joe Gores
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Together with Gores's sublimely comic, and utterly different, 32 Cadillacs (1992): a towering pair of back-to-back home runs."
Eddie Dain's career as a lighthearted player of games from chess to computer research and private investigations ends the night two goons—hired by somebody unhappy about the way Dain's been sniffing around a conveniently accidental death—kill his wife and child and leave him for dead. Read full book review >

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32 CADILLACS by Joe Gores
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"You'll wish the shenanigans could go on forever—and they almost do."
Hours after gypsy king Staley Zlachi tumbles down an escalator in a Steubenville, Iowa, department store, word goes out that the dying king is prepared to anoint his successor—and the two leading candidates, Rudolph Marino and Madame Miseria (also known as Yana), both decide to ingratiate themselves with the king by bringing him a pink 1958 Cadillac ragtop convertible (just like the one he drove to his own coronation) to be buried in. Read full book review >

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GLASS TIGER by Joe Gores
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"Thin plot, derivative characters. A disappointment from a writer whose work has so often sparkled (Cons, Scams and Grifts, 2001, etc.)."
Only one man in America can foil a world-class assassin: his doppelgänger. Read full book review >

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CONS, SCAMS AND GRIFTS by Joe Gores
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 28, 2001

"Not every one has an equally surprising solution, but all are wonderfully ingenious—and the design behind them positively breathtaking."
According to gypsy legend, Jesus himself gave the Rom license to scam. Read full book review >

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STAKEOUT ON PAGE STREET by Joe Gores
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2001

"Best of all, the DKA files remind you that one reason detective stories are so much fun to read is because detective work itself can be so much fun to do."
This collection of the complete shorter works (1967-89) featuring San Francisco's Daniel Kearny Agency, repo men (and women) extraordinaire, demonstrates convincingly how the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts. Read full book review >

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CONTRACT NULL AND VOID by Joe Gores
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 1996

"Don't count on being able to do the same."
Just another month, the first since 32 Cadillacs (1992), for the repo specialists of Daniel Kearny Associates. Read full book review >

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JOE by Larry Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"It's lean, mean, and original."
With this, his fourth book in as many years, Brown delivers on the huge promise of his first, the tough-as-nails collection of stories, Facing the Music. Read full book review >