Five Shots and a Funeral: The Short Fiction of Dashiell Loveless

Overview

Follow cigar-smoking, bourbon-drinking detective Ben Drake as he returns for the first time in this collection of five murder-packed mystery capers. Includes "The Silent Ventriloquist," Death Plays a Foul Game," "A Cold-Blooded Kidnapping," "Midnight Train to Nowhere," and the anxiously-awaited case of "Raspberry Jack."
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $39.50   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$39.50
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(357)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$50.00
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(229)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$86.18
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(210)

Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Follow cigar-smoking, bourbon-drinking detective Ben Drake as he returns for the first time in this collection of five murder-packed mystery capers. Includes "The Silent Ventriloquist," Death Plays a Foul Game," "A Cold-Blooded Kidnapping," "Midnight Train to Nowhere," and the anxiously-awaited case of "Raspberry Jack."
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The second novel in Fassbender and Pascoe's (By the Balls) neo-noir crime series again features hard-hitting, quick-thinking PI Benjamin Drake. The new book presents five connected stories by fictional author Dashiell Loveless that explore the seamy underside of fictional Testacy City, Nev., where no one is above suspicion. In "The Silent Ventriloquist," Drake finds his client's missing ventriloquist husband only to learn that the missing party is really a faceless wooden dummy that channels the voice of its dead owner. In "Death Plays a Foul Game," Drake, smitten by the mysterious Beth Hrubi, goes undercover to a cockfight to rub elbows with Testacy City's most notorious underworld figures. And in "Raspberry Jack," Drake matches wits with a serial killer who marks his victims' foreheads with a lavender letter. The PI drives a powder-blue 1966 Galaxy 500, wears a Borsalino fedora, drinks Old Grand-Dad and is a sucker for a femme fatale. Dashiell Loveless, the "author" of these delightfully slick stories and a pulp artifact himself, exists in an ironic fiction-limbo that pays homage to the writing of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, while Fassbender and Pascoe have a bit of literary fun on their own terms. The b&w cover and interior illustrations by noted comics artist Pope are crisply expressive, and the book's design, compact size and back cover crime scene diagram intentionally recall the pocket paperback mysteries of the 1940s. (May) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780966347319
  • Publisher: UglyTown
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Early Cases of Ben Drake Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 4.19 (w) x 6.28 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    Excellent short story anthology

    This is a short story collection written by the fictional ¿pulp artifact¿ Dashiell Loveless. Each of the five-stories can stand-alone yet all of them interrelate as it follows the exploits of Testacy City, Nevada private investigator Benjamin Drake. <P>All five tales are entertaining and will remind the audience of the golden (more like black and white) days of the pulp fiction novel of the late 1930¿s-1940¿s. Drake is a wonderful character who is a throw back to those glory days of Marlowe and Spade. The authors (Tom Fassbender and Jim Pascoe) and the illustrator Paul Pope seem to have had fun paying homage while satirizing the mystery genre¿s legendary authors (such as Hammett) and their great detectives. Anyone who enjoys hard-boiled detective stories with a wink and a nod to the classics sleuths will want to also read the authors¿ previous book BY THE BALLS. <P>Harriet Klausner

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)