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The Bitch

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  15 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
128 pages
Published 1958 by Avon
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Sep 09, 2009 David rated it really liked it
Shelves: noirboiled
Tate Morgan is a many-time loser who has long relied on his brother Sam to get him out of tight spots. In The Bitch, Tate faces his tightest spot of all after he betrays Sam's trust and helps to plot a robbery that goes horribly wrong. This novel resembles what I call Everyman noir, in which the main character is typically an ordinary, likable guy who, desperate for money, sets out to commit what seems a harmless crime (but then noir ensues). The Bitch is interesting novel of this type because T ...more
Jun 20, 2013 Still rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It ended almost exactly as I thought it would however I enjoyed it.
I was carping earlier about how much I disliked the principle character & narrator but it's a nice read and it's a fast read.
You could do worse.
I'm giving it 4 stars out of 5 because's Gil Brewer!

Nov 23, 2014 Steven rated it really liked it
Once this one gets into gear it is a typical Brewer nitro propelled plot of robbery, murder, chase and evasion. Starts a bit slow compared to most of Brewer’s other novels, but the slow setup actually plays huge dividends. Tate and Sam Morgan are brothers and partners in a private detective agency and as the novel starts we glean that it is not all brotherly love between them. The plot picks up quickly when we learn that Tate is planning a robbery with Thelma, “the bitch” of the title. There is ...more
Jun 01, 2015 Eric rated it it was ok
In looking around for some older, hard boiled crime fiction, I came across this book by Gil Brewer.

It is a short novel about two brothers that are investigators in a private detective agency. One brother is setting up a scam, while the other brother is portrayed as the better of the two brothers.

The book is so-so, the story, okay. My main criticism of novels like this is that for the story and novel to work, the lead protagonist, if one of questionable character, has to be likable, or either s
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Feb 11, 2014 Victor Whitman rated it liked it
Oddly titled, it is really about a hapless man who gets involved in a bungled robbery.
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Florida writer Gil Brewer (1922-1983) was the author of dozens of wonderfully sleazy sex/crime adventure novels of the 1950's and 60's, including Backwoods Teaser and Nude on Thin Ice; some of them starring private eye Lee Baron (Wild) or the brothers Sam and Tate Morgan (The Bitch) . Gil Brewer, who had not previously published any novels, began to write for Gold Medal Paperbacks in 1950-51. Brew ...more
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