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Joseph Hansen
Literature & Fiction
Plume; 2d ptg. edition (May 1, 1991)
192 pages
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If Dave isn’t careful, he’ll find himself stained with something more permanent than paint

If Dave isn’t careful, he’ll find himself stained with something more permanent than paint. The Boy Who Was Buried This Morning is book eleven in the Dave Brandstetter Mystery series, which also includes Troublemaker and The Man Everybody Was Afraid Of. Thriller & Crime Fiction Private Investigators. One fee. Stacks of books. Read whenever, wherever. Your phone is always with you, so your books are too – even when you’re offline.

A Dave Brandstetter Mystery. To Martin Fiddler Block. for a lifetime’s cheerful friendship. After tonight’s TV news and the morning papers, the Combat Zone will be the most famous outdoor recreation place in Southern California. If it don’t close us down, Enid said.

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Joseph Hansen (writer). The Boy Who Was Buried This Morning (1990). A Country of Old Men (1991). Although he published almost forty books in a wide variety of genres, Hansen is best remembered for his ground-breaking series of crime novels with Dave Brandstetter, an openly gay insurance investigator who still embodied the tough, no-nonsense personality of the classic hardboiled private investigator protagonist. His first adventure, Fadeout, was published in 1970, and over the next twenty-one years. The Complete Brandstetter: Twelve Novels (No Exit Press, 2007).

Hansen, Joseph, 1923-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

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Joseph Hansen (1923–2004) was an American author of mysteries. The son of a South Dakota shoemaker, he moved to a California citrus farm with his family in 1936

Joseph Hansen (1923–2004) was an American author of mysteries. The son of a South Dakota shoemaker, he moved to a California citrus farm with his family in 1936. Using the pseudonyms Rose Brock and James Colton, Hansen published five novels and a collection of short stories before the appearance of Fadeout (1970), the first novel published under his own name

Joseph Hansen's groundbreaking novels follow Brandstetter as he investigates cases in which motives are murky, passions run high, and nothing is ever as.Books related to The Boy Who Was Buried This Morning.

Joseph Hansen's groundbreaking novels follow Brandstetter as he investigates cases in which motives are murky, passions run high, and nothing is ever as simple as it looks. Set in 1970s and 80s California, the series is a fascinating portrait of a time and a place, with mysteries to match Chandler and Macdonald.

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This second book in Joseph Hansen's groundbreaking, critically acclaimed Dave Brandstetter mystery series find's Dave sifting . The Boy Who Was Buried This Morning: 11 (The Dave Brandstetter Mysteries).

This second book in Joseph Hansen's groundbreaking, critically acclaimed Dave Brandstetter mystery series find's Dave sifting through the elaborate lies surrounding the murder of John Oats, who's drugged body was found washed up on the beach. Left behind are April Stannard, John's lover, and his son Peter, who was the beneficiary of his life insurance policy. The trouble is, Peter is missing.

Insurance claims investigator Dave Brandstetter hunts the killer of a wealthy city boy who tangled with a white supremacist organization
  • Bluecliff
One of the best mysteries in this otherwise excellent series. I have left enough glowing reviews of these books by now that no matter what I will say it will be repetition, but I will say it again. Characters were excellent as always but I also loved that it was actually a complex mystery with plenty of suspects and red herrings which I have not guessed once again.
  • Coiril
Great Hansen as always. I'm sorry this series is coming to an end soon, I don't want it to, I've gotten used to reading a 'Dave'.
  • Just_paw
4.0 of 5 stars –
I love gay mysteries and romances, and this has been one of the best series combining both, and in the process rightfully became for Joseph Hansen a classic in gay literature. This eleventh in the series was just as good as the earlier high-quality ones and continued to build the story.

I liked this for the same reasons I liked each in the series. First off, for those interested, it worked well as a standalone, with its own self-contained mystery, while also further developing the character and life of the MC, his boyfriend and other supporting characters, and smoothly providing any explanations needed to bring a first-time reader up on previous happenings.

Also, it was a nice, short, easy read, with a good, well-paced plot and character development. I enjoyed the walk back in time to my earlier years, with moments of what was then current situations and culture vividly described by Hansen in a way that helped me remember those times. And I liked that the main focus was on the mystery, with the gay aspect and any romance as a major subplot. The mystery itself was engaging and suspenseful, with the investigation having realistic twists and turns. It had a refreshing approach of not featuring your typical detective or PI but an insurance investigator pursuing the clues. In this one, as is characteristic now of Hansen, I appreciated the storyline revolving around some aspect of culture and particularly prejudice, in this case white supremacy and para-militarism, and how that raised the tension. However, for whatever reason, I found I was not as invested in this story, maybe because I wasn't sure about some motives, like why the MC's lover would care enough about the victim to suggest a case that would outweigh his concerns for the MC's health and retirement. That said, I did appreciate the case, and within that the care that the MC showed toward some of the victims to help them out, and I again liked the descriptions of the southern California settings.

Hansen also developed nicely the whole set of characters. Of course there was more on the MC, with Hansen really getting into the life and mindset of a hard-boiled, matter-of-fact, honorable, self-accepting, sometimes melancholy and grieving gay man who I grew to like for all his skills, heart and humanness. As for the supporting cast, I also got a good feel for who they were, with some new ones to keep things fresh. For those who read the previous books, it was nice that some characters returned; but don't worry first-time readers, they were introduced and described just as if it’s a standalone. A nice bonus has been the MC’s gay life and relationships; and while I continued to enjoy his continuing relationship with his partner and its interracial, intergenerational diversity, I was a bit disappointed I didn't see more of it. But as a nice consolation I did get to see something that I rarely see in such series, that of an aging sleuth realistically dealing with retirement, failing health and the loss of close friends.

I continue to be impressed with the level of quality that Hansen maintains in this series, and I look forward to the last one.
  • Kazigrel
Set in the late 1980s, the eleventh and penultimate entry in Joseph Hansen's Dave Brandstetter series, is one of the best.

Dave is now officially retired and is showing and feeling his age. He's now on Medicare; other old friends who have populated this series are either dying or retiring themselves, and Dave is feeling the weight of his changing world bearing down on him, both physically and emotionally. But then Vaughn Thomas, an employee of a local television station, is shot and killed while engaged in a paintball game at a place called the Combat Zone.

The police conclude that Thomas was accidentally killed by a stray shot fired by a hunter from outside the Combat Zone and close the books on the case. But the victim was a fellow employee of Dave's lover, Cecil Harris, who also works at Channel 3. Cecil doesn't buy the official explanation of the death and asks Dave to look into it. Cecil would prefer, of course, that Dave do so quietly and without exposing himself to any sort of risk. But as any reader of crime fiction would say to that, "Fat chance," and in very short order, Dave is in deep trouble and grave danger.

Dave quickly discovers that Vaughn Thomas was a troubled young man with disturbing views about life. In particular, he was a virulent anti-Semite and a racist who longed to be a soldier of fortune and who had spent time training with a militia group in a small rural community named Winter Creek. As he investigates the case, Dave stirs up a hornets' nest and anger some pretty violent and reprehensible people. Other murders will follow and the case takes a lot of unexpected twists and turns.

Fans of the series will welcome this addition (or did, of course, since it first appeared twenty-two years ago) and crime fiction fans unfamiliar with the series would almost certainly enjoy it.

The only reservation I have about the book is the fact that Dave's lover, Cecil, would care enough about Vaughn Thomas's death to ask Dave to get involved in the first place, let alone risk life and limb to solve the mystery. Cecil is a black man and it's hard to imagine that he and Thomas could possibly have been friends at all, given the murdered man's racial views. But Dave needs some way into the case and this is as good as any. This is another very satisfying book from Hansen.
  • Nilabor
In yet another Dave Brandstetter mystery by Joseph Hansen we have our favorite insurance investigator mixed up in an L.A. murder that has connections to skinheads in rural southern California. Plenty of mysterious people spouting half truths, plus a little sex and violence to keep the reader engaged. Although this book is entirely forgettable it is well written, complete with good characterizations. And unlike some of the other books in this series the author doesn't use the main character's homosexuality to add to the drama. It's all nicely understated.

Bottom line: an overall likable but less than enthralling read. Recommended.