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The Gold Curse.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1986.
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The Gold Gamble.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1988.
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The Dead Room.
New York: Worldwide Mystery, 1989.
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The Hot Place.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991.
The last two novels feature a businessman (Ed Bar) and his son who
are far from the typical detective team, but it is worth turning the pages
to see what this Long Island family turns up. Apparently Resnicow has
decided to leave the Gold couple, who star in the first four books, be­
hind and follow the exploits o f the Bar family team.
R
osenthal
, E
rik
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Calculus ofMurder.
New York: St. Martin’s, 1986.
-Advanced Calculus ofMurder.
New York: St. Martin’s, 1988.
Here is a Ph.D. in mathematics (Dan Brodsky) who is trying to find
a college teaching job (as long as it is in the San Francisco Bay-area)
and supplementing his part-time teaching with private investigating
work. He finds the time for some love affairs and some calculus in­
struction along the way to solving the crimes.
S
mith
,
J.C.S.
-Jacoby’sFirst Case.
New York: Atheneum, 1980.
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Nightcap.
New York: Atheneum, 1984.
I found this former New York City transit cop (Quentin Jacoby)
quite a sympathetic and fascinating character. Filled with good humor
and family warmth, I hope this series resumes in the future.
W
einman
, I
rving
.
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Tailor’s Dummy.
New York: Atheneum, 1986.
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Hampton’s Heat.
New York: Atheneum, 1988.
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Virgil’s Ghost.
New York: Ballantine, 1989.
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Easy Way Down.
New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1991.
We first meet the hero as a New York City Detective (Lenny
Schwartz), as a private investigator, and then back again to “New
York’s Finest.” Along the way we meet his non-Jewish wife and learn
about his child at Yale (the tuition is being paid as a result of a drug
lord’s gratitude). This Park Slope, Brooklyn, character has as many
lives as the popular cat mysteries.
Y
affe
, J
ames
.
-A NiceMurderfor Mom.
New York: St. Martin’s, 1988.
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Mom Meets Her Maker.
New York: St. Martin’s, 1990.
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Mom Doth Murder Sleep.
New York: St. Martin’s, 1991.
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MomAmong the Liars.
New York: St. Martin’s, 1992.