The Autumn Dead

The Autumn Dead A BLAST FROM THE PAST Ex cop security guard and sometime actor Jack Dwyer feels a familiar buzz when after fifteen years he sees Karen Lane his old high school flame But things are going so well w

  • Title: The Autumn Dead
  • Author: Ed Gorman
  • ISBN: 9780312010355
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • A BLAST FROM THE PAST Ex cop, security guard and sometime actor Jack Dwyer feels a familiar buzz when, after fifteen years, he sees Karen Lane, his old high school flame But things are going so well with his girlfriend Donna, that he s pretty sure Karen is not what he needs right now Still, he agrees to retrieve a suitcase for her which she d left with her last lover, GlA BLAST FROM THE PAST Ex cop, security guard and sometime actor Jack Dwyer feels a familiar buzz when, after fifteen years, he sees Karen Lane, his old high school flame But things are going so well with his girlfriend Donna, that he s pretty sure Karen is not what he needs right now Still, he agrees to retrieve a suitcase for her which she d left with her last lover, Glendon Evans, a psychiatrist When Jack goes to Evans s ritzy house, he discovers the doctor out cold Jack helps him come to, and they talk about the suitcase Evans says he suspects its contents are important, but the suitcase has disappeared Jack must warn Karen, and he knows he ll find her at their high school reunion But Jack s little trip down memory lane doesn t last long, for murder will prevent one of his classmates from ever leaving the reunion The Dwyer books continue to be among the best of the new P.I series, and Dwyer and Harris are rapidly becoming the modern day Nick and Nora Charles The Orlando Sentinel As the narrator, Dwyer has an appealing, self deprecating sense of humor.The dialogue is snappy, and Gorman writes brightly and crisply The Washington Post Book World The sequel to Murder Straight Up and New, Improved Murder will add to Gorman s laurels and the popularity of his Midwestern hero narrator, Jack Dwyer.The author s salty humor and fast, tuned in dialogue quicken the pace of a dandy mystery Publishers Weekly This quickly moving story offers believable characters, an excellent setting, and a touching poignancy Booklist Jack Dwyer is once again lured into a tangle of sex and violence His narration is breezily sardonic The Kirkus Reviews

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    1. Gorman has written so many different novels in so many genres that it is hard knowing where to begin. Those who know Gorman well, however, claim that The Autumn Dead--the fifith novel in his Jack Dwyer series—is one of the best things he has done.In a small declining industrial city in the Northwest, Jack Dwyer—a former policeman now working as a rent-a-cop—is surprised when he hears that Karen, an old flame in town for their 25th reunion, wants to hire him to do one simple thing: retrieve [...]

    2. No doubt serious scholars of Ed Gorman's extensive literary oeuvre would sniff, or even snicker, were I to suggest that Sam McCain was conceived at least twelve years before The Day the Music Died. I hate being subjected to academic scorn. This is why I would never suggest that arguably Gorman's most popular character became a gleam in its creator's mind's eye sometime during the writing of The Autumn Dead.It is irrelevant, I would contend, that The Autumn Dead is only the penultimate Jack Dwyer [...]

    3. Gorman might be the most underrated name in crime fiction. He puts on a clinic in this book. Brilliant stuff

    4. it was good while reading but somewhat forgetable. in fact, i checked it out again./ dwyer helps his old girl friend karen lane.

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