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Cheap Shot: A Drew Gavin Mystery Hardcover – Nov 1 2002

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 321 pages
  • Publisher: Hushion House (Nov. 1 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890768456
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890768454
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 2.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 490 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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About the Author

Steve Brewer spent twenty-two years in the newspaper business, working in his native Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, and California, before becoming a work-at-home dad. He is the author of eight mystery novels. Since 1998, his weekly humor column, "The Home Front," has appeared in The Albuquerque Tribune and other newspapers around the country. He now resides in Redding, California.

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Steve Brewer replaces the humor that so often punctuates his Bubba Mabry novels with suspense and action that keeps the reader engaged throughout. Unlike Bubba, Drew Gavin is a more confident, less klutzsy protagonist who takes on challenges with an aggressive, "take no prisoners attitude."
But one aspect of Brewer's writing that is so rewarding for the reader, and which is a hallmark of all of his books, is his uncanny ability to describe his characters so that you can see and even smell them, as though they were standing in front of you. When he writes that the high-tech guru, Wally Mertz, " . . . looked like Alley Oop" and then adds, "Lank black hair . . .", "A square face and a heavy brow and a long upper lip.", "A jagged beard along his jawline.", and "Big forearms . . ." you picture the guy and know the character in a way that few writers are able to convey. Brewer makes you care about his protagonists, his victims, and even the peripheral characters. And boy does he make you hate the bad guys!
I can't wait for the next book in the Drew Gavin series.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa80b53b4) out of 5 stars 4 reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa81d86a8) out of 5 stars 2ND Drew Gavin Mystery A Hit! March 8 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Steve Brewer replaces the humor that so often punctuates his Bubba Mabry novels with suspense and action that keeps the reader engaged throughout. Unlike Bubba, Drew Gavin is a more confident, less klutzsy protagonist who takes on challenges with an aggressive, "take no prisoners attitude."
But one aspect of Brewer's writing that is so rewarding for the reader, and which is a hallmark of all of his books, is his uncanny ability to describe his characters so that you can see and even smell them, as though they were standing in front of you. When he writes that the high-tech guru, Wally Mertz, " . . . looked like Alley Oop" and then adds, "Lank black hair . . .", "A square face and a heavy brow and a long upper lip.", "A jagged beard along his jawline.", and "Big forearms . . ." you picture the guy and know the character in a way that few writers are able to convey. Brewer makes you care about his protagonists, his victims, and even the peripheral characters. And boy does he make you hate the bad guys!
I can't wait for the next book in the Drew Gavin series.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa81d8d08) out of 5 stars A GREAT READ June 28 2012
By P. Durant - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Drew Gavin returns in CHEAP SHOT, believing his friend Curtis to be innocent (and set-up!) for the murder of a cheerleader. Gavin is the editor of the sports page and is told by his own editor to drop his investigation and let the cops do their job. Gavin can't leave it alone, though anyone who talks to him seems to end up dead.

Gavin is a believable, flawed, but heroic character, and I hope we'll see more of him in books to come.

Definitely five stars!
HASH(0xa81d8ce4) out of 5 stars Fully professional mystery novel Jan. 12 2012
By drkhimxz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Steve Brewer has produced a mystery novel in a style possible only to a true professional. The lead character, department head of a local newspaper sports section, is an interesting character who can easily fit the role of hero in a mystery series. He is a more humanized, less weighty, detective in the mold created by Hammett and Chandler, so ably enhanced by Kenneth Millar (as Ross MacDonald. The plot, while clearly outlined, has its tricky aspects, the characters who count are well delineated. The complexity of the plot does not produce a dense text, it remains light throughout. Most amateur detective fans will find the book most entertaining.
HASH(0xa81d8cb4) out of 5 stars I'm ready for another Drew Gavin mystery. Sept. 9 2013
By mark d. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It's a fun read. All sorts of great characters, humor, mystery, intrigue. All the things I like in a book, and he doesn't take us into hell. I like that.


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