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Murder Is My Business (1945)

by Brett Halliday(Favorite Author)
3.41 of 5 Votes: 1
084396328X (ISBN13: 9780843963281)
Hard Crime Case
Mike Shayne
review 1: Sweet yarn from 1945 where an investigation into the death of a soldier spins into a town's race for mayor, a silver mine in Mexican territory, and the couple that the detective broke apart ten years earlier. This has got it all: murder, politics, crooked newspapers, the military, and border crossing. Really, really fun. The only reason I didn't give it a perfect score was, if you've read enough of these books like I have, I was able to put the pieces together early on. Still, well worth the time to read and I'll be looking out for more stories featuring Mike Shayne, written by Brett Halliday.
review 2: This was a pleasant discovery. Mike Shayne is a bit more cynical than most, and he certainly makes sure to get paid. But those are not bad traits as he finds ou
... moret the truth at the end. The story has as scheme to smuggle army deserters into Mexico, something about a silver mine, and murder. These items are certainly a good recipe for a mystery that Mike Shayne slowly unravels. The author does put in a bit misdirection, but if you are an attentive reader you can figure things out as you read along. Then again, as many detective stories, you will find out the real truth at the end, and I have to say, I did enjoy the ending quite a bit. I will certainly keep my eye out for other Shayne mysteries now. Also, the book is a pretty easy read, so if you enjoy hard boiled detective fiction, you will certainly enjoy this one. less
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Classic old school hard boiled detective novel from the 1940s. Well done blast from the past.
Intricately plotted. Reading it was like watching a classic Warner Brothers noir from the 40s.
Just started reading. Very tight writing, not a boring minute so far and written in 1945!
A little dated, but then, it's a P.I. novel from 1945, so it should be.
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