The Fabulous Clipjoint

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Fredric Brown's The Fabulous Clipjoint comes from a now-vanished world of crime fiction that once satisfied the same appetites in the audience that are now fed by television programming. Neatly crafted and loaded with atmosphere and humor, The Fabulous Clipjoint, published in 1947, follows the exploits of an unlikely pair of amateur sleuths -- a teenaged boy and his uncle, who follows the carnival -- in solving a disturbing murder. The victim is a drunk, who seems to have gotten rolled and winds up lying dead in ...
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Fredric Brown's The Fabulous Clipjoint comes from a now-vanished world of crime fiction that once satisfied the same appetites in the audience that are now fed by television programming. Neatly crafted and loaded with atmosphere and humor, The Fabulous Clipjoint, published in 1947, follows the exploits of an unlikely pair of amateur sleuths -- a teenaged boy and his uncle, who follows the carnival -- in solving a disturbing murder. The victim is a drunk, who seems to have gotten rolled and winds up lying dead in an alley. A cop discovers the body, and a routine inquiry turns up nothing more than sad and pitiful evidence -- another blasted life that ends in another random murder. But the victim has a son, 18-year-old Ed Hunter, who is not willing to let his father's death be dismissed so quickly. He has no one to help him, so he turns to the only person he can trust, his Uncle Ambrose, a carny he has not seen in years. Ambrose agrees to help Ed, and the two set out on a most unlikely murder investigation. It takes them down dark and abandoned Chicago streets, confronting a gallery of unsavory characters in the underworld, armed only with a crazy kind of courage and an ever-growing determination to discover the truth. The Fabulous Clipjoint was Fredric Brown's first full-length novel, though its assured skill comes from the author's experience in turning out hundreds of detective stories for magazines in the 1930s and 1940s. Ed and Ambrose are an couple of offbeat heroes, foolish enough to get themselves in extraordinary situations. Brown creates a rollicking world for them to explore, filled with vivid characters and plenty of danger -- a sleek, suspenseful read.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781596541191
  • Publisher: Disruptive Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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    Posted December 15, 2013

    Fluttershy

    Good please jeep writing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    In the Orchard 11

    AJ paced around upstairs."This cant be happinin! Fluttershy and my brother? Next thing ya know, he's moved out to Las Pegasus and im Auntie Applejack. But he wouldnt do that, would he? I mean, he's a dependable pony, but what if Fluttershy moved in? Sge would take her animaks with her! Oh, no! What if-" then a voice came from the top of the stairs."Applejack? Are you talking to yourself?" It was Rainbow Dash! "Did you have too much cider?" Pinkie Pie! AJ blushed. "Um, to be honest, i am talkin to myself." Rainbow started laughing. "About what? Apples?" Applejack started getting frustrated. "No! I was talkin about- nevermind, its none of your buissness." Pinkie frowned. "Tell us! We promise not to tell anypony! Right, Dashie?" Rainbow smirked. "Right. Now tell us!" Applejack sighed. "Well, im afraid that, if Fluttershy and my brother are together, Mac will move and forget me and the rest of the family." Rainbow rolled her eyes. "Like he'd do that! Everypony knows he's, like, second most loyal pony." Pinkie nodded. "And he loves the Apple family! Now c'mon AJ! Are you ready to party?!" Applejack smiled. "I guess your right." Meanwhile... Fluttershy and Mac chatted by the snack table. They had gotton tired from dancing, and decided to have a drink. Then Pinkie, Rainbow, and Applejack came down. There was a bang as Pinkie pulled out and fired her party canon in one swift motion. Suddenly the walls of the library were decorated with pink and red hearts, and the snack table had better food and drinks. "Now THIS is a PARTY!" shouted Pinkie as she started dancing. Fluttershy had been startled by the noise and had leaped under the table. Mac helped her out. It was sunset by now, which probably meant Twilight would shut down the party soon, since she needed to study. "One last dance?" Mac asked, holding out his hoof. "I'd love too." Fluttershy replied, taking his hoof in hers.

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