The Gentlemen's Hour

The Gentlemen's Hour

Large Print - 2011
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A mixture of fiction and non-fiction titles about murder, murderers, true crime, criminals, crime solvers, forensic science and the victims.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2011
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410442291
1410442292
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 497 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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multcolib_susannel Jul 25, 2017

When PI Dan Boones' friend and mentor is brutally murdered, he has to leave the comfort of the sun and surf to find the killer.

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PearlyBaker
Jul 17, 2017

I should have known something was awry when Jose' Jesus Camargo flew in from East LA to drag me out of school in San Jose', Missourah. Deluded with drugs, denial and near catatonic shock though it just seemed like another weird ride. We did not speak but took a single toke of the polio bud and listened to a mix tape of our favorite songs from the hazy days we all spent in California. We motored down to Kansas City and into the hospital parking lot with the helipad and smoked one last time before we walked like zombies into fate. My brother was in a coma in the head trauma unit and somehow I still held on to the mistaken belief he was indestructible. The party was over and I was the last to know. I often replay that day because many days I pull into the same parking lot for work. I am always reverent walking up to the hospital doors; always aware of the trauma that some of my brothers and sisters are about to face as they cross the street. Pardon my language but these fricking surfer noir books always flood my soul with nostalgic times when mom and later I lived in California. Unfortunately in this post Orwellian world, if I write anything worse than frick I get censored. So I cried, again, at the end of this piece which confirms once more that Don Winslow is absolutely one of the very best of elite, contemporary story tellers.

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deRougemont
Sep 15, 2011

Every Don Winslow book is a gem and "The Gentlemen's Hour" is no exception. This wonderful, fast paced thriller combines mystery, a superannuated "coming of age" and a tour through the SoCal surfer culture.

debwalker Sep 10, 2011

"No other current crime writer does a more compelling job of capturing the geography, the people and the terrible things that can happen in this beautiful landscape."
Jack Batten
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