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ISBN13: 9780375713545
ISBN10: 0375713549
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Synopsis:

Fletch

He's an investigative reporter whose methods are a little unorthodox. Currently he's living on the beach with the strung-out trying to find to the source of the drugs they live for.

Fletch

He's taking more than a little flack from his editor. She doesn't appreciate his style. Or the expense account items he's racking up. Or his definition of the word "deadline. Or the divorce lawyers who keep showing up at the office.

Fletch

So when multimillionaire Alan Stanwyk offers Fletch the job of a lifetime, which could be worth a fortune, he's intrigued and decides to do a little investigation. What he discovers is that the proposition is anything but what it seems.

About the Author

Gregory Mcdonald is the author of twenty-six books, including eleven Fletch novels and four Flynn mysteries. He has twice won the Mystery Writers of Americas prestigious Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Mystery Novel, and was the first author to win for both a novel and its sequel. He died in 2008.

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Patrick Lonergan, February 18, 2010 (view all comments by Patrick Lonergan)
Although the theatrical adaptation is very funny and was my first introduction to the character of investigative reporter I. M. Fletcher, Gregory McDonald’s source novel is a far superior work of art. Of course, the majority of the novel is dialogue-heavy to the point where casual conversation often seems a little too casual for the sake of laying out clues, but McDonald infuses so much humor in each of his character’s quips, stories and speeches, that the dialogue ultimately reads more natural than it would in real-life. Another great trademark of this series is McDonald’s deft ability to balance multiple subplots that will eventually come to a crashing halt in the course of Fletch’s current investigation. In this case, we have Fletch simultaneously working to uncover the source of drugs on the beach and finding out why the well-to-do millionaire Alan Stanwyk has hired him to act as a mercy killer, all while skillfully and playfully trying to avoid the matter of paying back alimony to each of his ex-wives or collecting his long-ignored Bronze Star. Fletch has a week to tie all these loose ends together, and it’s oftentimes very amusing to watch him feign distress as his deadline ticks closer. It’s interesting to note that, even in book form, these actions and rapid-fire one-liners make it very easy to picture Chevy Chase in this role, rightly regarded as one of his best -- although the accolades belong to McDonald for having crafted such a sharp comic-mystery novel in the first place.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375713545
Author:
McDonald, Gregory
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
McDonald, Gregory
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Fletch
Subject:
Murder for hire
Subject:
Fletch (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
mystery;fiction;humor;fletch;crime;novel;detective;california;comedy;thriller;crime fiction;20th century;suspense;drugs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
no. 372
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.15 x .45 in .5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Fletch

He's an investigative reporter whose methods are a little unorthodox. Currently he's living on the beach with the strung-out trying to find to the source of the drugs they live for.

Fletch

He's taking more than a little flack from his editor. She doesn't appreciate his style. Or the expense account items he's racking up. Or his definition of the word "deadline. Or the divorce lawyers who keep showing up at the office.

Fletch

So when multimillionaire Alan Stanwyk offers Fletch the job of a lifetime, which could be worth a fortune, he's intrigued and decides to do a little investigation. What he discovers is that the proposition is anything but what it seems.

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