The Game of Thirty
A hardboiled mystery that will satisfy the most discerning thriller reader: great plot, interesting characters, vivid Manhattan backdrop, and the added spice of the exotic, ancient Egyptian game that gives the novel its name. * Author has significant cult following. * A superb homage to classic private-eye novels, the book is a great choice for fans of Raymond Chandler. * Ancient Egypt angle makes the book appealing to women who might otherwise stay away from private-eye novels. ** Kotzwinkle's enormous popularity as a children's & YA author translates into a new generation of readers who have just reached the age to appreciate this title which has been out of print for several years. * Atmospheric New York City setting.* A suspense novel that ranks with the classics of the genre -- Stephen King * When a first-class mainstream writer turns his hand to genre fiction, the results are seldom mediocre...
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THE GAME OF THIRTYUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Meet Jimmy McShane, private eye: street-smart, female-ogling, smart-mouthed, sharp-dressing—well, you know the type. (Picture Bruce Willis in the movie version.) His sidekick is Jane Henderson, a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JimPratt - LibraryThing
This is a pleasantly diverting mystery that uses the first person hard-boiled style with satisfactory results. The usual features of the unpolished diamond character loved by all; the beautiful but ... Read full review