He was expecting an indignant outcry, and hardened his heart, like Pharaoh. Recommended for fans of John Grisham, James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, Scott Turow and David Baldacci. Now, if you wanted some routine investigation made, I could turn it over to my staff, maybe put two or three men to work on it. If you like a good old style story with logical thinking and character development with a believable mystery, this book won't disappoint H. Reviews of Beam's work which assume the reader has already read the piece being reviewed.
Women instinctively suspected that he would make a most satisfying lover. Here is a mystery, told against the fascinating background of old guns and gun-collecting, which is rapid-fire without being hysterical, exciting without losing its contact with reason, and which introduces a personable and intelligent new private detective. And it moves well, which one would expect from anything by Piper. Beam Piper, , unrelated cover illustration. Murder in the Gunroom features a detective whose expertise in antique guns makes him the perfect candidate to crack the case of a collector felled by one of his own weapons. The coroner somewhat hastily ruled that the death was an accident; more sober heads assumed it was suicide, but that the truth was hushed up for fear of scuppering a major takeover deal involving Fleming's company. And I want protection from being swindled.
Enough at any rate to engage Colonel Jefferson Davis Rand—better known just as Jeff—private detective and a pistol-collector himself, to catalogue, appraise, and negotiate the sale of her late husband's collection. When a grieving widow comes to his office to have him help with the sale of the antique guns from her late husband's collection, Jeff quickly realizes that there's been foul play, and that he needs to get to the bottom of it. I found his characters rather wooden, a common enough phenomenon of early works. Beam Piper, photo from dust jacket, Knopf 1953. And if so, how had he done it? Piper certainly knows the history of guns around the world, but he's struck a nice balance in this mystery. But the characterizations are excellent, and the technical material everybody involved is far more knowledgeable about 19th Century American guns than we readers is well handled. Beam Piper Please support Piper content at Zarthani.
How does All You Can Books work? One night when he was working in his gunroom on a new acquisition, a shot rang out and he was found dead on the floor. There were a number of people who had wanted the collection. He wondered how much Gladys Fleming knew about the principles of General Semantics. The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. Lane Fleming was a prominent collector of antique firearms. He looked hard and fit, like a man who could be a serviceable friend or a particularly unpleasant enemy.
Being the smart fellow he is, he realizes that the woman who hired him means for him to investigate a murder at the same time. The book involves the mysterious death of a gun collector, whose family hires a private investigator to look into the killing. Women instinctively suspected that he would make a most satisfying lover. Lone Star Planet by H. When Fleming was found dead on the floor of his locked gunroom, a Confederate-made Colt-type percussion.
It was Fred who got this ten-thousand-dollar offer from Rivers. The cataloguing and appraisal alone would take from a week to ten days, and it would be a couple more weeks until a satisfactory sale could be arranged. I'm a big Piper fan anyway, and this was a great example of a story that was fun to read, full of information, and left me guessing until the end. Any use of copyrighted material or trademarks anywhere on this site and its files should not be viewed as a challenge to those copyrights or trademarks. Beam Piper's science fiction Little Fuzzy, etc.
When Fleming was found dead on the floor of his locked gunroom, a Confederate-made Colt-type percussion. In addition, any material displayed on or served by this site cannot be republished or distributed without explicit consent from. One might have taken him for a successful lawyer he had studied law, years ago , or a military officer in mufti he still had a Reserve colonelcy, and used the title occasionally, to impress people who he thought needed impressing , or a prosperous businessman, as he usually thought of himself. The only voicing is to indicate feminine speakers - otherwise, it's a straight reading. This story really kept me guessing, I didn't see the clues until the very end. Why, say five thousand dollars; a thousand as a retainer and the rest on completion. Beam Piper These pages include biographical information and photographs of Beam, a complete bibliography of his original publications, information about Beam's collaborations with other authors and posthumous and fan contributions to his work , an inventory of Piper items in the Zarthani.
Why, say five thousand dollars; a thousand as a retainer and the rest on completion. When Fleming was found dead on the floor of his locked gunroom, a Confederate-made Colt-type percussion. It is a story that will keep your nerves on a hair trigger even if you don't know the difference between a cased pair of Paterson. The question was: had anyone wanted it badly enough to kill Fleming? Enough at any rate to engage Colonel Jefferson Davis Rand—better known just as Jeff—private detective and a pistol-collector himself, to catalogue, appraise, and negotiate the sale of her late husband's collection. There were a number of people who had wanted the collection.
I've long been familiar with H. My only complaint is that there's no sequel. Now, who are these prospective purchasers you mentioned, and just how prospective, in terms of United States currency, are they? Unsaid, but obvious in what she said, was her belief that it was murd. Piper works and other Piper-related items in the Zarthani. There's a fair amount of various collectors gushing over their collections, but not so much that it slows down the plot. And of course we can complain of other things.