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Author: Roger Zelazny
ISBN13: 978-0857683632
Title: The Dead Man's Brother (Hard Case Crime Novels)
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Publisher: Hard Case Crime (March 29, 2011)

The Dead Man's Brother (Hard Case Crime Novels) by Roger Zelazny



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Series: Hard Case Crime Novels (Book 52). Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages. Publisher: Hard Case Crime (March 29, 2011). Amid many complications, political intrigues, love tangles and miles and miles of hard travel, Zelazny takes the reader on a harrowing, but totally believable, journey. His writing is incredibly good, clean and clear yet full of detail. His characters are shaded, with both good and bad in them, just like real people, and unlike so many characters in "spy novels". It's also a journey of Wiley's heart, moving from a care-free bachelor to a man finding himself increasingly entangled with a beautiful woman and. well, I don't want to ruin the story for the readers.

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Description: This book, THE DEAD MAN'S BROTHER, was a joy to discover because it's 100% Zelazny. It must have been an unpublished manuscript, recently unearthed, or archived and not intended for publication. No matter what the circumstances, any longtime Roger Zelazny fan will instantly recognize it as his work, and no other. Download this book The Dead Man's Brother (Hard Case Crime Novels). Sponsored High Speed Downloads. 9758 dl's @ 3852 KB/s.

Six novels published by Hard Case have been nominated for the Edgar Award: In 2005, Little Girl Lost, by Richard Aleas (a pseudonym for Hard Case Crime co-founder Charles Ardai that is both an anagram of Ardai's name and a play on "alias"), was nominated as Best First Novel by an American Author, and Domenic Stansberry's The Confession won th. First publication in almost 50 years. 052. The Dead Man's Brother.

The Dead Man's Brother (Hard Case Crime by Roger Zelazny, Trent Zelazny (Goodreads Author) (Afterword). Published February 2009 by Hard Crime Case. Physical Description.

Some other hard case crime books you will enjoy: SLIDE by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr. DEAD STREET by Mickey Spillane. DEADLY BELOVED by Max Allan Collins. A DIET OF TREACLE by Lawrence Block. THE DEAD MAN’S BROTHER by Roger Zelazny. THE CUTIE by Donald E. Westlake. HOUSE DICK by E. Howard Hunt. A hard case crime book.

Zero Cool-John Lange. The Dead Man's Brother-Roger Zelazny. Passport to Peril-Robert B. Parker. Stop this Man!-Peter Rabe. Losers Live Longer-Russell Atwood. Honey in His Mouth-Lester Dent. Quarry in the Middle-Max Allan Collins. The Corpse Wore Pasties-Johnny Porkpie.

THE CORPSE UNDER THE CHAGALL Once an art smuggler, now a respectable art dealer, Ovid Wiley awoke to find his former partner stabbed to death on his gallery floor. That was strange enough – but when a CIA agent showed up to spring him from NYPD custody, things got a lot stranger. Now the CIA is offering to clear up the murder charge, but only in return for a favor: They want Ovid to fly to Vatican City and trace the trail of a renegade priest who has gone missing with millions in church funds.  What’s the connection?  The priest’s lover, a woman Ovid knew in his smuggling days…
Reviews: 7
Malalanim
Roger Zelazny, well-known among science fiction readers, proves amazingly adept at spinning a tale of intrigue and politics in "The Dead Man's Brother." He sets a tone that keeps one foot on each side of the line separating good from bad. From the start, we realize the protagonist, Ovid Wiley, has a shady past and although he now runs a respectable art gallery, he has learned a great deal from his criminal life. So when he finds a dead body in his gallery, he takes a few precautions -- like clearing out the free spirits who live in the house with him -- before calling the police.

And when he realizes he knew the dead man back in the bad old days, he is ready for questions from the police. But after three days in custody, he's feeling out of his depth. There is nothing to connect him to the crime, except the location of the murder and the identity of the corpse. Well, then again, maybe that doesn't look so good for Wiley. But when he is finally taken from his cell, he's not being arrested and he's not being set free. He is being taken by the CIA to their headquarters in Virginia.

Nothing he experienced in his colorful life has Wiley prepared for what comes next: the CIA wants him to travel to Italy to look into a little matter of theft -- at the Vatican. Though he's not interested in playing at being a spy, not even for his country, Wiley has no choice -- the CIA says they'll drop any charges against him if he'll do their dirty work. Not much of a choice, but Wiley opts for freedom and a chance to clear his name.

The dead man, Carl Bernini, was at one time Wiley's partner-in-crime. They had parted ways long ago, though, when Wiley chose clean living over art theft. Still, Wiley uses what he knows about Bernini to start his research.

The investigation leads Wiley not only through Bernini's life, but through the life of a priest who has embezzled millions from the Vatican and his brother, a wealthy businessman who may have stolen millions from the company he works for. And a woman connected to the puzzle and to Wiley -- Maria Borsini, Bernini's lover of many years and, ultimately, the lover the priest is suspected of having. Maria gets caught up in the adventure with Wiley, out of fear for her own life as well as her fear for the life of her priest lover.

Amid many complications, political intrigues, love tangles and miles and miles of hard travel, Zelazny takes the reader on a harrowing, but totally believable, journey. His writing is incredibly good, clean and clear yet full of detail. His characters are shaded, with both good and bad in them, just like real people, and unlike so many characters in "spy novels". It's also a journey of Wiley's heart, moving from a care-free bachelor to a man finding himself increasingly entangled with a beautiful woman and ..... well, I don't want to ruin the story for the readers. Let's just say Wiley is a real man, not a James Bond hero. He cares about the people he meets and he doesn't trust anyone. Wise man.

This was the first book I have read by Roger Zelazny, but it certainly won't be my last. I look forward to reading more and more by this writer.
Arcanefire
I've loved most of Mr. Zelazny's works I've read, and granted I've enjoyed the non-Amber novels more than the Amber novels. Highly recommended reading Lord of Light, Creatures of Light and Darkness, This Immortal....

This one... Well, it's not really science fiction, it's sort of a murder mystery, the main character is decent, somewhat likeable but not remarkable by any means. To me Zelazny's protagonists always had something special going for them and to a large extent that became the driving force of the novel. In this one, it "mentions" in passing that the hero had an uncanny history of luck, then doesn't do much with it.

Plot:

Hero is an art gallery owner, finds a dead body of someone he knew in the past in the main gallery and gets blackmailed to help out the Vatican.

A lot of smoking, some drinking, a bit of eating, a lot of politics that, well, frankly I could care less. Torture and hero getting beat up (not a glowing recommendation, personally having extended periods of torture of the hero in a closed room does little for me.).

There are a couple of "getting even" moments in the book that were enjoyable, and that's about it without giving away the complete plot.

3 Stars just because I couldn't bear to give it a 2.
lolike
Brother is a classic noir mystery from a non-traditional source. Many of Zelazny's longer works drift into semi-hallucinogenic passages which slow down the pace, yet Roger maintains control of this story to pull off a satisfying detective read without drifting into inappropriate stylistic territory.
Doath
The late Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) wrote some of my favorite books and stories, but I must confess I'm not a fan of his later work especially his novels from the late 1980s on.

Since this book was apparently written in the early 1970s (when Zelazny was in his prime), I bought this book despite some of the so-so reviews below. It turned out to be money well spent- first of all, it's beautifully written and a page-turner (finished it in a few days). No, it's not his best novel but I enjoyed it very much, and so will you.
Magis
It was a good book a as a fan of every Zelazny story every written, I am not 100% sure he penned this himself. Still liked the book would recommend it. Its one of those ah what the heck reads.
Ginaun
I really love Roger Zelazny's writing, and had long since thought I had read them all (at least once). What a delight to find a new story. This one is almost a hard boiled detective yarn, but is still in the familiar first person style of his other tales. A very satisfying read!
Dreladred
I had fun reading this book. Give it a try.
I have read most of Roger Zelazny's sci-fi books. I really enjoyed them. He died way too early. He was so imaginative. However this book O.K. I don't know, perhaps there is more freedom of imagination in sci-fi, of which Zelazny was gifted, which allowed him more freedom of storytelling. If you are a fan of Roger Zelazny's sci-fi don't buy it. It you are a mystery story buff, buy it