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eBook Fadeout ePub

by Joseph Hansen

  • ISBN: 0030574862
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Joseph Hansen
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston; 1st Owl book ed edition (1980)
  • Pages: 187
  • ePub book: 1290 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1167 kb
  • Other: rtf mbr lrf azw
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 734

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Other books by Joseph Hansen Death Claims Troublemaker One Foot in the Boat (verse) The Man Everybody Was Afraid . a Dave Branstetter mystery. The University of Wisconsin Press. This book is a work of fiction.

Other books by Joseph Hansen Death Claims Troublemaker One Foot in the Boat (verse) The Man Everybody Was Afraid Of The Dog a half-finished story of an unhappy seaside summer. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or individuals-living or dead-is entirely coincidental.

Fadeout" is the first of Joseph Hansen's twelve classic mysteries featuring rugged Dave Brandstetter, an insurance investigator who is contentedly gay. When entertainer Fox Olson's car plunges off a bridge in a storm, a death claim is filed, but where is Olson's body? As Brandstetter questions. When entertainer Fox Olson's car plunges off a bridge in a storm, a death claim is filed, but where is Olson's body? As Brandstetter questions family, fans, and detractors, he grows certain Olson is still alive and that Dave must find him before the would-be killer does. Suspenseful and wry, shrewd and deeply felt, Fadeout remains as fresh today as when it startled readers more than thirty years ago.

Joseph Hansen (July 19, 1923 – November 24, 2004) was an American crime writer and poet, best known for a series of novels featuring private eye Dave Brandstetter. Hansen was born in 1923 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Altadena, California

Fadeout by Joseph Hansen is an excellent story, very well written and with the identity of the murderer kept secret . The author, Joseph Hansen, (1923-2004) was no slouch himself, writing poetry and publishing 40 novels over his long life of writing.

Fadeout by Joseph Hansen is an excellent story, very well written and with the identity of the murderer kept secret until the very end. The star of the story is Dave Brandstetter, an insurance investigator, who is extra smart, personable and gay. What’s remarkable is that it was the first of 12 Dave Brandstetter mystery novels, and this one was published in 1970. This story takes place in Southern California and is in many ways a sweet throw-back to a romanticized era long-gone, not only from our memories, but largely from literature as well.

Joseph Hansen (1923–2004) was an American author of mysteries. Using the pseudonyms Rose Brock and James Colton, Hansen published five novels and a collection of short stories before the appearance of Fadeout (1970), the first novel published under his own name. The son of a South Dakota shoemaker, he moved to a California citrus farm with his family. The book introduced street-smart insurance investigator Dave Brandstetter, a complex, openly gay hero who grew and changed over the series’s twelve novels.

He'd been using it all afternoon. His hand was cramped. His ear felt bruised. He shook his head at the man standing in the doorway, lean, erect and ruddy ge. His voice was as handsome as the rest of him. "God knows," he said, "you've tried. The police haven't turned up any Ferrari in Fresno.

Fadeout is the first of Joseph Hansen's twelve classic mysteries featuring rugged Dave Brandstetter, an insurance investigator who is contentedly gay.

On Dave Brandstetter Created by Joseph Hansen"But with so many dying, we better love each other for real, and all we can-we're so lucky to have the chance. -Cecil, to Dave, in A Country of Old Men"In many ways a conventional . although he is in fact an insurance claims investigator-Dave Brandstetter makes for an interesting read partly because he is one of the few convincing (male) gay characters in crime writing.

by. Hansen, Joseph, 1923-2004. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by MyH-loader on November 15, 2010.

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Fadeout is the first of Joseph Hansen's twelve classic mysteries featuring rugged Dave Brandstetter, an insurance investigator who is contentedly gay. When entertainer Fox Olson's car plunges off a bridge in a storm, a death claim is filed, but where is Olson's body? As Brandstetter questions family, fans, and detractors, he grows certain Olson is still alive and that Dave must find him before the would-be killer does. Suspenseful and wry, shrewd and deeply felt, Fadeout remains as fresh today as when it startled readers more than thirty years ago.

Comments

GAMER GAMER
“Fadeout” was published in 1970 and was the first of 12 books that featured his gay insurance investigator Dave Brandstetter. Although some of the storyline feels dated, it still reads as well today as it did on my first read 40 years ago. I have always credited Hansen with the creation of the gay mystery series genre, at least it was my first exposure. I fell in love with his work and looked forward to each new book. We were reminded the Hansen was first a poet and his first published work was in fact a poem in the New Yorker in 1952. One can certainly hear the cadence of poetry in his writing especially in describing a scene. He continued to publish poems in many other magazines as well as nearly 40 books.

Hansen made Brandstetter an intriguing character. He did not turn his stories into political manifestos about gay rights - instead, he focused on a well-paced mystery involving a man who happens to have an eye for men. He won the 1992 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, as well as a Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Mystery for A Country of Old Men: The Last Dave Brandstetter Mystery (1991).
riki riki
“Fadeout” by Joseph Hansen is an excellent story, very well written and with the identity of the murderer kept secret until the very end.

The star of the story is Dave Brandstetter, an insurance investigator, who is extra smart, personable and gay. What’s remarkable is that it was the first of 12 Dave Brandstetter mystery novels, and this one was published in 1970. Yes, 1970. Brandstetter is street-smart, comfortable with his gay identity, and an appealing, intelligent guy. He’s a dogged investigator who succeeds without fanfare. In all ways, he’s just a guy doing his job.

The author, Joseph Hansen, (1923-2004) was no slouch himself, writing poetry and publishing 40 novels over his long life of writing.

This story takes place in Southern California and is in many ways a sweet throw-back to a romanticized era long-gone, not only from our memories, but largely from literature as well. Dashiel Hammett’s much earlier stories come to mind in comparison. Remember the days of black and white television in the 1960’s, the true importance of radio, and the early terrible times of encroaching freeways, dying neighborhoods, cheap gas and big cars? Hansen takes you back, flawlessly re-living those “innocent” days. A deserted beach town near San Diego is the perfect scene of one of the murders. The mood at the beach is perfectly recorded. Much of the story, as in many murder mysteries, is told through dialogue among the characters.

The story includes about 15 characters, some more important than others, but Brandstetter, the investigator, is the most fully developed. Only 2 or 3 are stick figures, with the remaining cast fulfilling their responsibility to make the story whole and sufficiently complex. There are a couple pages that hint of sex, but those are minor episodes and seem fitting.

I couldn’t solve the mystery. It’s a good story, a harmless fun read for entertainment. I give it a 3.6, rounded up to a comfortable 4. I liked it.
Fato Fato
Dave Brandstetter is an insurance claims investigator. He's come to the small ranch town of Pima, California to investigate an accident that could cost his company $150,000. The insured is Fox Olsen, a local radio personality. Olsen's car went through a guardrail into an arroyo. The car was found, but not the body. Dave's company doesn't like to pay a claim when there's no physical evidence of death. And so Dave goes looking for a living Fox.

The fact that Dave is gay adds a nice edge to the story. We follow the progress of his love life as closely as we follow the investigation. Dave is a likable guy – good hearted, kind, and not about to tolerate fraud or injustice. Despite his fondness for Bach partitas, he's pretty tough and no slouch in a fight.

The mystery is a good one, the investigation engrossing, and the writing style lively. The crimes pile up as the story unfolds – blackmail, murder, embezzlement – at a good brisk pace.

Fadeout offers a nice change from the usual detective story, and I'd recommend it to adventurous readers. Yes, there are scenes of intimacy between men, but they’re romanticized rather than graphic.

I started with the first book in the series, in case it caught my fancy, which I think it has.