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Alex Glauberman Mysteries Vol 1-3(2016)
(A book in the Alex Glauberman series)
An omnibus of novels by Dick Cluster
All three volumes in the critically-acclaimed Alex Glauberman Mystery Series! Pretty much a steal at $7.99!
"... raises the mystery to the realm of literature." - Tony Hillerman "... a writer to watch."-Publisher's Weekly
Meet reluctant detective Alex Glauberman - just a guy who practices tai-chi and fixes foreign cars, a 41-year-old divorced father with a brilliant British girl friend. But he's got a complication right now - he's trying to survive chemo.
Alex is one of those dependable detectives all too rare in crime fiction - a private investigator you actually like to be with. Not too smart-mouthed, not too close-mouthed, just... kind of a mensch.
WHO WILL LIKE IT: Fans of Jewish detectives like Rabbi Small, Jake Samson, Rebecca Schwartz, Peter Decker, and Rina Lazarus will find themselves adding another series to their favorites. But it's a great P.I. story for all mystery fans, in the vein of vintage male sleuths who are neither cozy nor hard-boiled - just regular detective guys, like Ellery Queen, Father Brown, Gideon Oliver, Charles Paris, and Tubby Dubonnet.
Vol. 1: RETURN TO SENDER
On a routine trip to the post office, Alex meets Gerald Meyer, a stranger who asks Alex to mail a package to his daughter in Berlin. Easily done, but Meyer changes his mind-- too late.
And turns up dead.
Now the package is gone, and clearly dangerous! Will Meyer's daughter be the next victim? Worse, is Alex about to be arrested for murder? Out of those fears is born Alex's career as an international detective. Too intrigued to let it go (and also because he's a mensch), Alex sets off on an adventure that takes him to London and Berlin in the last years of the Wall, in a search for package, perpetrators, and to prove his own innocence.
Great scenes in Berlin make this a must-read for fans of international mysteries and thrillers, and World War II buffs will appreciate the historical aspects.
Vol. 2: REPULSE MONKEY
A year following Alex's first brush with murder, mystery, and the life of an amateur detective, he's recovered from cancer and chemotherapy; he's studying tai chi for its pleasures and therapeutic effects; and he's getting on with his life. Then, in the space of a two-minute phone call, he's ensnared in another mystery.
His anniversary dinner with girlfriend Meredith comes to an abrupt halt when a quick check-in with the babysitter yields the news from Alex's sleepy nine-year-old that the babysitter has left: "She said it was an emergency. She said the emergency was that somebody was dead."
More worrisome still, the babysitter, college student Suzanne Lutrello, cannot be found, and then her ex-boyfriend is savagely killed.
Vol. 3: OBLIGATIONS OF THE BONE
"Your bone-marrow," thinks Alex Glauberman at the outset of this intricate, fast-moving medical thriller, "is the place you store the stuff that makes you who you are." He is feeling queasy about the prospect of anyone living temporarily without it. This "anyone" is not him, not yet, but after a successful first bout with a lymphoma that he expects to come back someday, for a rematch, he wants to know more about marrow transplant treatments, so he is pleased to be summoned for a consult by Dr. Jay Harrison, a pioneer in the field. What Harrison wants, though, is to hire to Alex as an investigator in something less scientific -- a blackmail letter.
Some other shoe, Alex's marrow tells him, is going to drop. For medical thriller fans, as well as devotees of Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, and Tess Gerritsen, but also anyone who loves a traditional mystery starring an easygoing amateur detective.
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June 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
|Title: Alex Glauberman Mysteries Vol 1-3|
Author(s): Dick Cluster
Publisher: booksBnimble Mysteries
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