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The Resource The man who killed his brother, Stephen R. Donaldson

The man who killed his brother, Stephen R. Donaldson

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The man who killed his brother
Title
The man who killed his brother
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Stephen R. Donaldson
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Language
eng
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Review
The author of the bestselling Chronicles of Thomas Covenant SF series delivers a pretty good tough guy yarn in this minimally revised reissue, the first of Donaldson's mysteries to feature alcoholic ex-PI "Brew" Axbrewder, who dries out occasionally to assist Ginny Fistoulari, his former partner and romantic interest. Axbrewder can't overcome his guilt and shame over the accidental slaying of his policeman brother. When Fistoulari rousts him from his drinking this time, it's because his young niece, Alathea, has gone missing. Fighting withdrawal through much of the book, Axbrewder joins Fistoulari in helping the girl's mother—talking to unsympathetic policemen, hostile school officials and, as their investigation expands, parents of other children who have simply disappeared from school only to turn up as dead junkies and whores. The book is dated in ways important and not: Axbrewder rents a Torino to drive; the large urban school district is just beginning to computerize records; the police seem indifferent to a bunch of 12- or 13-year-old schoolgirls disappearing from school and later showing up as corpses. Fans of the author's most recent Axbrewder story, last year's The Man Who Fought Alone , might relish this peek at his origins, but readers seeking a contemporary mystery are likely to be disappointed. (Dec. 10) FYI: The novel was first published as a paperback original in 1980 under the pseudonym Reed Stephens. --Staff (Reviewed November 18, 2002) (Publishers Weekly, vol 249, issue 46, p45)
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129470
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DLC
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Donaldson, Stephen R
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Man who novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Private investigators
  • Missing persons
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The man who killed his brother, Stephen R. Donaldson
Instantiates
Publication
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780765302038
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2002074245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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MYSTERY
System control number
  • ocm49976575
  • OCoLC
Label
The man who killed his brother, Stephen R. Donaldson
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780765302038
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2002074245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
  • ocm49976575
  • OCoLC

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