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ISBN:0060807105
Author: Michael Z Lewin
ISBN13: 978-0060807108
Title: The way we die now
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Language: English
Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Publisher: Perennial Library; 1st Perennial Library ed edition (1984)
Pages: 224

The way we die now by Michael Z Lewin



View More by This Author. This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Indianapolis PI Albert Samson must prove the innocence of an unstable veteran accused of murder in this excellent mystery (The New Republic). Martha Jerome chose struggling private eye Albert Samson because he’s the cheapest detective in Indianapolis

As mysteries go, The Way We Die Now isn’t all that mysterious. Most readers will be able to figure out what’s going on before the halfway point in the book. But knowing and proving are two different things, as Samson finds out, and he has to try to gather enough evidence to get his client out of jail. The way that Sampson tries to do this involves wearing the 1970’s version of a wire and literally hanging around outside a window in one of the bad guys’ home in the hopes that the villains will say something to incriminate themselves. Michael Zinn Lewin is an American writer of mystery fiction perhaps best known for his series about Albert Samson, a distinctly low-keyed, non-hardboiled private detective who plies his trade in Indianapolis, Indiana. Lewin himself grew up in Indianapolis, but after graduating from Harvard and living for a few years in New York City, has lived in England for the last 40 years.

Select Format: Hardcover. It wasn't bad enough that a ten-year-old kid had beaten him at basketball in the morning. Next Albert Samson was being badgered by a humourless prospective client. Was he, in fact, the cheapest private detective in Indianapolis? Did his daily rate include expenses or did he try to claim those on top? Expenses were indeed extra, but Samson was still a bargain and he got the case. The client's son-in-law had been charged with murder.

Michael Lewin has just about the best private detective who has been around in many a da. Lewin has brains and style. Lewin is a witty and concerned writer, singing his song of social significant low-key. With a complexity worthy of Ross Macdonald and the same concern for family and secret relationships, Lewin (The Way We Die Now) has crafted a first-rate book combining grit, humor and tough-minded caring. One hopes for more mysteries featuring sarcastic, abrasive, all too human and ultimately endearing Leroy Powder.

The Way We Die Now. Michael Z. Lewin. Paperback Hardback Ebook. Not this time, not when Samson discovers that his questions do not lead to satisfactory, or safe, answers. Mr. Lewin writes with style and sensibility and wit. he can frighten the reader, too. Ross Macdonald.

by Lewin, Michael Z. Publication date 1984. Topics Samson, Albert (Fictitious character), Private investigators. Publisher New York : Perennial Library. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on March 22, 2010.

But now that the cloud has lifted he begins to see that things have been going on with his nearest and dearest that he didn't notice, or appreciate. Why is a neighbor kneeling to his mother? Why is his daughter, Sam, doing nothing for her future. Dorothy B. Hughes, Los Angeles Times. THE WAY WE DIE NOW Lewin writes with style and sensibility and wit. He has a fine poetic sense of detail that lights up every page. He can frighten the reader too. ASK THE RIGHT QUESTION (Edgar nominated) Characters are finely drawn, plotting is logical, details are well worked out. You can be sure that we’ll be seeing more of Mr. Samson.

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January 2016 : UK Hardback.

Reviews: 2
Went Tyu
While New York City and Los Angeles are teeming with fictional private investigators, much of the rest of the country gets short shrift in that regard, including Indianapolis, whose only claim to detective fame might be Michael Z. Lewin’s Albert Samson, hero of “The Way We Die Now” and a series of other novels. Fortunately for the capital of the Hoosier state, Samson is quite a worthy and unconventional representative of the PI genre and “The Way We Die Now” is a worthy addition to the PI genre.

“The Way We Die Now” was written in 1973 and is the second Samson novel (and the first I’ve read). Surprisingly, other than some of dated technology technology, the novel seems quite fresh. Samson is hired by the wife of a security guard who’s been arrested for an on-the-job killing. There’s no question that he shot a man who was trying to serve some legal documents on a tenant in the building where the guard worked. But the guard claims the tenant told him that the victim was actually trying to assault the tenant and begged for help from the guard, a claim the tenant flatly denies. As Samson investigates the case, he discovers that the security guard, a former Vietnam vet, is probably suffering from PTSD and has some definite mental issues. He also discovers that the case isn’t nearly as simple as it first appears.

As mysteries go, “The Way We Die Now” isn’t all that mysterious. Most readers will be able to figure out what’s going on before the halfway point in the book. But knowing and proving are two different things, as Samson finds out, and he has to try to gather enough evidence to get his client out of jail. The way that Sampson tries to do this involves wearing the 1970’s version of a wire and literally hanging around outside a window in one of the bad guys’ home in the hopes that the villains will say something to incriminate themselves. That sequence, and the violence that follows, are one of the book’s few weak stretches.

Fortunately, author Lewin makes up for the relatively lackluster action sequences with some good descriptive writing and dialogue. Samson, who narrates “The Way We Die Now” is one of the old school cynical, world weary, nearly broke (his office doubles as his apartment and he gets hired because he’s the cheapest PI his client could find), sharp witted PI’s, who manages to exchange quips with unlikable sorts with the best of them. Surprisingly, those unlikable sorts don’t include the police, with whom Samson is on fairly good terms as a result of the events in Samson’s first book. It’s refreshing for the cops and PI to both realize they are on the same side in a book like this. Samson also makes it a point not to carry a gun, something else that distinguishes him from the crowd.

Those who enjoy a well-written traditional PI novel will like “The Way We Die Now.” The first person narration reads like 200 pages of often witty banter directly with the readers and the other characters Samson encounters. In addition, Lewin takes a brief but insightful look at the issue of PTSD, a topic as valid today as it was 40 years ago. “The Way We Die Now” is a great example of the way mystery authors should write now.
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