Fadeout is the first of Joseph Hansen's twelve classic mysteries featuring rugged Dave Brandstetter, an insurance investigator who is contentedly gay. When entertainer Fox Olson's car plunges off a bridge in a storm, a death claim is filed, but where is Olson's body? As Brandstetter questions... show more
Fadeout is the first of Joseph Hansen's twelve classic mysteries featuring rugged Dave Brandstetter, an insurance investigator who is contentedly gay. When entertainer Fox Olson's car plunges off a bridge in a storm, a death claim is filed, but where is Olson's body? As Brandstetter questions family, fans, and detractors, he grows certain Olson is still alive and that Dave must find him before the would-be killer does. Suspenseful and wry, shrewd and deeply felt, Fadeout remains as fresh today as when it startled readers more than thirty years ago.
Publish date: November 4th 2004
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Pages no: 187
Edition language: English
Series: Dave Brandstetter -7 (#1)
And I am so happy it is a series! I like the main character, Dave Brandstetter. I love the writing, the crime/mystery plot, the characters and the pacing. It was an allaround great read.
Less is more.Fadeout is a 186 pages quicky, but a rather satisfying one. It's as well a mystery as a story about grief, and Hansen writes grief painfully well. Hard boiled as hard boiled can be, his laconic prose requires the reader to savour every single sentence. Maybe a bit too obsessed with what...
i loved this. Loved the old time California setting. Loved the mystery interspersed with Dave's personal story. Loved Dave. Loved the writing. I am so happy there are a bunch more of Dave Brandstetter books to read.
What a wonderful, wonderful surprise this story was! You go in there thinking that you’ll read about a mystery and that’s about it. Indeed you do : what happened to Fox Olson? This is what it is about. But as the story goes, and the insurance detective Dave Brandstetter worms his way into homes ...
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