Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday

by Baron R. Birtcher


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ISBN-13: 9781930754126
Publisher: Durban House Press
Publication date: 06/27/2006
Pages: 235
Product dimensions: 7.28(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.75(d)

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Brad Freeman

Brad Freeman, K-Hawaii Radio
"Baron R. Birtcher has captured the feeling and lifestyle of the Big Island with characters that resonate with reality...A fast-paced look at the dark side of music and greed...I couldn't put it down!"

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Ruby Tuesday 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fast-moving, gripping hardboiled thriller told with a unique perspective and backdrop. A great beach read, but block out some time, because you're not going to want to stop reading once you start.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Birtcher writes like James W. Hall with a taxi waiting -- I mean, it's all action. Be careful when you start this book, because it's hard to find a place to put it down. I read his first book, Roadhouse Blues, and loved it -- this one's even better. A real five-star read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Birtcher, you've got a new fan. Keep 'em coming -- please!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ruby Tuesday is a solid, no fat on the bones mystery. It's the first time I've come across a down-and-dirty tough-guy novel that was set in Hawaii... and it worked! Birtcher writes with a clean, decisive style that makes it difficult to find a stopping place to put it down. Read it in two sittings -- and that was because I started it too late and had to go to work the next day. The next Birtcher novel, I'm saving for a Saturday morning and read it without interruption. Great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a novel with an entirely new spin on the Hawaii crime scene. The islands that Birtcher creates are both beautiful and dangerous, populated not by the goofy misfits one often finds in the tropical mystery genre, but by fully-realized, three-dimensional characters. Mike Travis is an enigmatic, tough, man-of-action who keeps this narrative moving at a most compelling pace. The narrative is tight, the dialogue realistic, the tropical backdrop is refreshingly dark. This is a great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A bookseller friend of mine passed along an advance reading copy of this much-anticipated follow-up to Birtcher's first novel, last year's Roadhouse Blues. The plot of Ruby Tuesday is original, and extremely compelling. I liked the way he integrates his knowledge of the music business into the plot, and makes his characters believable and real. Great vibe, great atmosphere. It's outstanding tropical hardboiled, and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ONE.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been looking forward to RUBY TUESDAY ever since I read the 'tease' at the end of Roadhouse Blues. Birtcher has written a tight, tough, and fast-paced thriller that not only sheds some very interesting light on what lies behind the music business, but has done it with an original voice. He has a fascinating way of saying a great deal with very few words, and of bringing both his narrative and dialoge to life. Music, again, plays an interesting supporting role, and almost becomes a character in its own right. The setting -- Kona, Hawaii -- is perfect, and well-drawn. I am a big fan of the Tropical Hardboiled genre, and I must say that Baron R. Birtcher is a welcome addition to the James W. Hall, Randy Wayne White, Lawrence Shames school of murder among the palms. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.