Thursday, January 10, 2008

MURDER IN GOTHAM by Isidore Haiblum

This fun, fast-paced PI mystery is a throwback to the hardboilded thrillers I devoured from the 1950s.Haiblum puts in his own twists--Weiss, his likeable PI is Jewish, and his characters' speech patterns are straight from Damon Runyon. The mystery is clever, the people likeable, and the chapter headings from "The Casebooks of Morris Weiss" are not to be skipped. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Gotham!

1 comment:

Bill Crider said...

Haiblum has written some SF novels that have that hardboiled p.i. flavor, and I've enjoyed them. Thanks for the tip on this mystery.