By Ross Thomas
A long-distance name from a Texas urban on his birthday offers Benjamin Dill the scoop that his sister--it's her birthday, too, they have been born precisely ten years apart--has died in a motor vehicle bomb explosion. It's the manager of police calling--Felicity Dill labored for him; she used to be a murder detective. Dill is there that evening, the start of his dogged look for her killer. What he reveals is not surprising to him, simply because Benjamin Dill isn't stunned at what lousy issues humans will do--but it's a true shock to the reader. As Newsday acknowledged while the radical used to be first released, "One certain factor approximately Ross Thomas's novels: A reader won't become bored anticipating the motion to start."
Ross Thomas is ranked as one of many very most sensible mystery writers by way of his fellow authors, and his readers loudly agree. Edgar Awards, and different prizes, simply supplement the considerable compliment that Thomas has received.
Thomas died in 1995, and because then all yet one in all his twenty-five novels have long gone out of print. this could by no means have occurred to the fellow of whom the recent Yorker has acknowledged, "Very few...are as always entertaining...even fewer can fit him for type and power." St. Martin's Minotaur is proud to treatment this example by means of reissuing Thomas's novels. So commence interpreting, and get ready to hitch Ross Thomas's legions of admiring fanatics.
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