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The Fabulous Clipjoint - Fredric Brown
The Fabulous Clipjoint
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1948 Edgar Award Winner! Ed Hunter is eighteen, and he isn't happy. He doesn't want to end up like his father, a linotype operator and a drunk, married to a harridan, with a harridan-in-training stepdaughter. Ed wants out, he wants to live, he wants to see the world before it's too late. Then his... show more
1948 Edgar Award Winner! Ed Hunter is eighteen, and he isn't happy. He doesn't want to end up like his father, a linotype operator and a drunk, married to a harridan, with a harridan-in-training stepdaughter. Ed wants out, he wants to live, he wants to see the world before it's too late. Then his father doesn't come home one night, and Ed finds out how good he had it. The bulk of the book has Ed teaming up with Uncle Ambrose, a former carny worker, and trying to find out who killed Ed's dad. But the title is as much a coming-of-age tale as it is a pulp. Author Brown won the Edgar award in 1947 for this spectacular first-effort.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781596541191 (1596541199)
Publisher: Blackmask.com
Pages no: 136
Edition language: English
Series: Ed & Am Hunter (#1)
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sandin954
sandin954 rated it
Winner of the 1948 Edgar for best first. Both a mystery and coming of age tale.
The Cranky Old Reader
The Cranky Old Reader rated it
5.0 The Fabulous Clipjoint
The Fabulous Clipjoint is the Catcher In The Rye of mystery novels - or at least, it is for me.While I read it, I'm living the life of Ed Hunter, a bright but bitter 18-year-old living in the Chicago slums of the 1940s. And the funny thing is that just like Catcher In The Rye, it doesn't feel a bit ...
The Cranky Old Reader
The Cranky Old Reader rated it
5.0 The Fabulous Clipjoint: An Ed and Am Mystery Novel (A Nonpareil detective mystery)
The Fabulous Clipjoint is the Catcher In The Rye of mystery novels - or at least, it is for me.While I read it, I'm living the life of Ed Hunter, a bright but bitter 18-year-old living in the Chicago slums of the 1940s. And the funny thing is that just like Catcher In The Rye, it doesn't feel a bit ...
The Cranky Old Reader
The Cranky Old Reader rated it
5.0 The Fabulous Clipjoint: An Ed and Am Mystery Novel (A Nonpareil detective mystery)
This was one of the first science fiction books I ever bought for myself. I was in my mid-teens, living in Westport, CT. The store was called "The Bookworm", I think, and it was run by an aging hippie. The shop was small and dark, with a largish brass bowl filled with sand and sticks of burning ince...
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