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The man who tried to get away, Stephen R. Donaldson

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The man who tried to get away
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The man who tried to get away
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Stephen R. Donaldson
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eng
Summary
  • Mick "Brew" Axbrewder was once a great P.I. That was before he accidentally shot and killed a cop-worse, a cop who happened to be his own brother. Then Mick's partner, Ginny Fistoulari, blew off her own hand protecting him from a confrontation brought on by his alcoholism. Unsurprisingly, Mick and Ginny aren't on great terms any more
  • Now, a week after an incident in which he was shot, barely back on his feet, Mick has agreed against his better judgement to join Ginny in providing security at a "murder mystery camp", where a dozen people stay in an isolated, snowbound lodge to play at being detectives. Then a real killer starts bumping people off, one by one..
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  • At the start of fantasy author Donaldson's tense "and-then-there-was-none" whodunit, PI "Brew" Axbrewder is recovering from a gunshot wound when he learns that crime kingpin el Señor has put a bounty on him. At the urging of his partner and sometimes lover Ginny Fistoulari, the two blow town for a temp job at Deerskin Lodge, providing security for "Murder on Cue," a mock murder junket for armchair detectives. The foul playfulness turns deadly serious as soon as a storm leaves the lodge snowbound: someone cuts the phone lines, hobbles all transportation out and pops one of the players. Brew knows the bullet was meant for him, but as the body count escalates, he has no clear clue who of the 10 amateur sleuths is the pro assassin. Kooky and kinky, the large supporting cast offer lively counterpoint to terminally sullen Brew and Ginny, but even the complications they introduce can't dispel the period mustiness of a story whose suspense could be dissipated today with a single cell-phone call. Donaldson (The Runes of the Earth ) is in the driver's seat as far as mastering the modern hard-boiled idiom, but his vehicle is a little outdated. Agent, Howard Morhaim. (Nov. 1) FYI: This novel, one of four in a series, has been slightly revised since it was first published in 1990 under the pseudonym Reed Stephens. --Staff (Reviewed October 25, 2004) (Publishers Weekly, vol 251, issue 43, p31)
  • PI Mick Axbrewder swerved off track when he accidentally killed the cop who was also his brother. Now he agrees to work security for his boss, Ginny, at a "murder mystery" camp. Unfortunately, someone is really bumping off attendees. Acerbic prose and a nifty plot. Bestselling author Donaldson (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant ) lives in New Mexico. --Rex E. Klett (Reviewed November 1, 2004) (Library Journal, vol 129, issue 18, p60)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
129471
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DLC
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Donaldson, Stephen R
Dewey number
813/.54
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Man who novels
Series volume
0003
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  • Axbrewder, Mick (Fictitious character)
  • Fistoulari, Ginny (Fictitious character)
  • Campers (Persons)
  • Women private investigators
  • Private investigators
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The man who tried to get away, Stephen R. Donaldson
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780765302052
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2004050082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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MYSTERY
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  • ocm55068106
  • OCoLC
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The man who tried to get away, Stephen R. Donaldson
Link
Publication
Copyright
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
304 pages
Isbn
9780765302052
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2004050082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
  • ocm55068106
  • OCoLC

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