3rd out of 17 books — 8 voters
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The Brass Go-Between (Philip St. Ives #1)
Asked to deliver a quarter of a million dollars to whomever has stolen a prized African shield from a Washington museum, Philip St. Ives soon finds himself involved in a dangerous game. Reprint. PW.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 1987 by HarperCollins Publishers
(first published 1969)
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I wonder what readers thought when the first Oliver Bleeck novel showed up. If they had read any of Ross Thomas's earlier novels, especially THE SEERSUCKER WHIPSAW, would they have said, hey, this is Ross Thomas? The themes, political observations, and cynical asides are of a piece with Ross Thomas. When Ruth Rendell writes as Barbara Vine the same darkness is there but it has a smaller focus: Vine writes novels about psychology, Rendell novels of crime and society. THE BRASS GO-BETWEEN introduc ...more
Written in the late 60s, the first in a series of novels - the 3rd of which was made into a feature film starring Charles Bronson. Reminiscent of John D MacDonald in the way the author quickly encapsulates time place and character so that the novel seems bigger than it actually is.
(Audible) It's hard for me to resist Ross Thomas. I've liked these books since I first read them 20 years ago! There's snappy dialog - and always more trouble coming down the street and in the door! This is the perfect kind of book for a good audible experience.
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