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Shoot to Kill (Max Thursday and Austin Clapp #7)

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews

San Diego’s Chief of Homicide warns Max Thursday to keep out of the investigation of the murder of a beautiful redheaded divorcée. But Merle, the reporter girlfriend of the hard-fisted private investigator, begs Max to tackle the case, confessing a secret love affair with Bliss Weaver, the victim’s estranged ex-husband, whom the police are accusing of the killing. Then Wea

Kindle Edition, 179 pages
Published February 2012 by Prologue Books (first published 1951)
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Ken Kuhlken
Robert Wade and William Miller, who together became Wade Miller and Whit Masterson, were lifelong crime writers, and masters of, especially, the private investigator genre. Shoot to Kill, featuring PI Max Thursday (created prior to Joe Friday), written sixty years ago, exemplifies their art and craft. While the story delivers us to another time, in a long gone San Diego, the characters are alive, as complex as a mystery allows, and the themes and concerns are as vital as ever.

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Aug 02, 2012 Kenny rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Max Tuesday is in another jam; solve a case and lose his girl. Plenty of characters and plot twists that kept me reading. Some scenes seem forced. Recommended to hard-boiled and noir fans.
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See also Bob Wade

Wade Miller is a pen name of two authors, Robert Allison “Bob” Wade (1920-present) and H. Bill Miller (1920-61). The two also wrote under several other pseudonyms, including Whit Masterson and Will Daemer.

Received the Shamus Award, "The Eye" (Lifetime achievment award) in 1988.
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