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Mystery Fiction / Gay & Lesbian Interest


A Dave Brandstetter Mystery
Joseph Hansen
With a new preface

Terrace Books

"Hansen is the most exciting and effective writer of the classic private-eye novel working today."
—Los Angeles Times

The first of Joseph Hansen's classic mysteries featuring rugged gay sleuth Dave Brandstetter. The "thinking man's tough guy" and a gay insurance claims investigator, Brandstetter investigates the death of a pop star, Fox Olson.

Joseph Hansen is the author of more than twenty-five novels and is a renowned short story writer. The winner of the 1992 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, Hansen is also the author of A Smile in His Lifetime, Living Upstairs, Job's Year, and Bohannon's Country. The Press is also publishing his book, Death Claims.

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September 2004
190 pp.  5 1/4 x 8

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ISBN 978-0-299-20554-6
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