Briarpatch

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Price
$22.99  $21.38
Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date
Pages
348
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.9 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312290313

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About the Author

ROSS THOMAS is the author of over twenty-five critically acclaimed novels. His debut, The Cold War Swap, was written in under six weeks and won an Edgar Award for Best First Novel, and Briarpatch won an Edgar Award for Best Novel. He's also written under the name Oliver Bleeck.

Thomas died in 1995 at the age of 69 in Santa Monica, California.
Reviews

Praise for Ross Thomas

"America's best storyteller." --The New York Times Book Review

"Very few...are as consistently entertaining...even fewer can match him for style and power." --The New Yorker

"It's good to see the world again through Ross Thomas' cool, clear gaze." --Los Angeles Times

"Quintessential Thomas...that is about as high a compliment as a piece of popular fiction could be given...you can't put the damn thing down." --The Washington Post Book World

"Among the many pleasures of reading it, one of the most satisfying is simply to watch Thomas juggling -- and never once dropping -- two complicated plots." --The Washington Post

"Plenty of sound-like-real-world dialogue, an edgy sense of menace, and a pip of a plot that wastes very few lines." --NY Daily News

"One thing sure about Ross Thomas' novels: A reader won't get bored waiting for the action to begin." --Newsday

"Thomas's snappy dialogue moves the action along at a fast clip." --USA Today

"Mystery spine-tinglers don't come much better than this one...Thomas spins his plot elements the way a Chinese juggler spins plates." --Publishers Weekly

"A nonstop festival of double-crossing, triple-crossing, quick dialogue, cynical panache, and cheerfully violent action...Unusually clever and flavorsome." --Kirkus Reviews

"A cynically funny, violent caper...Plenty of joyous connivance." --Time Magazine

"Ross Thomas is quite simply, a great writer. And Out on the Rim is a great book." --Robert B. Parker

"Watch out! Ross Thomas writes with a switchblade knife. Out on the Rim dazzles!" --Ed. McBain