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Saratoga Bestiary Mass Market Paperback – Jun 27 1990


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks; Reprint edition (June 27 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140106138
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140106138
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 12.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,196,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

"A group of mysteries in one, Saratoga Bestiary builds up smoothly to a truly savage ending." In his fifth outing, PI Charlie Bradshaw pays off a ransom, investigates a theft, a murder and the robbery of his friends during a Superbowl party. "Bradshaw is always half a step behind his suspects. But this keeps the story engaging and the reader well entertained," lauded PW.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Dobyns returns to Charlie Bradshaw's Saratoga Springs ( Saratoga Snapper ), where a stolen painting of Man o' War, a heist from an illegal gambling party, and a murdered grocery store owner have something in common. While unearthing the intricate connectionsall of which lead to a very nasty villain who arranges pit bull dog fights and snuff videosCharlie ponders the "difficulties" of turning 50. The author handles this tangled web of gamblers and crooks with mastery, secure amidst well-established backdrops and series regulars. REK
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Better known for his poetry, Dobyns has shown his mastery of the mystery genre as well. This addition to the Saratoga series is especially great, but I have yet to read one that's poor or even just good; each one has been excellent. Dobyns talent is in taking the conventions of the typical mystery and giving them a facelift. Saratoga Bestiary--and the other Saratoga books--are filled with comedy, excellent characterization, and a poet's flair for masterful language and dialogue. I found myself strangely attached to the characters in a way that I haven't been since adolescence. I highly, highly reccomend this series of books--even if you don't like mysteries as I didn't--as well as the rest of Dobyns work.
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Is There Anything Dobyns Can't Do? July 19 2004
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Better known for his poetry, Dobyns has shown his mastery of the mystery genre as well. This addition to the Saratoga series is especially great, but I have yet to read one that's poor or even just good; each one has been excellent. Dobyns talent is in taking the conventions of the typical mystery and giving them a facelift. Saratoga Bestiary--and the other Saratoga books--are filled with comedy, excellent characterization, and a poet's flair for masterful language and dialogue. I found myself strangely attached to the characters in a way that I haven't been since adolescence. I highly, highly reccomend this series of books--even if you don't like mysteries as I didn't--as well as the rest of Dobyns work.


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