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Bullitt Tekijä: Robert L. Fish
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Bullitt (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 1963; vuoden 2015 painos)

Tekijä: Robert L. Fish (Tekijä)

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Fiction. Mystery. HTML:

When famed gangster kingpin Johnny Rossi comes to New York to testify against his crime syndicate associates, it falls under the purview of Lieutenant Clancy to keep the government's star witness safe. But why is it that Rossi has come to New York from California, and what exactly is so crucial about his testimony? District Attorney Chalmers keeps the answers to these questions to himself. But guarding Rossi turns out to be a much more difficult and perplexing task and the plot much more sinister than Clancy had anticipated.

What makes this novel so interesting is the character of Clancy, who was later immortalized in film by actor Steve McQueen in the film Bullitt. Clancy is a tough, jaded, and world-weary detective. In many ways, Clancy is a lone wolf, but not by his choice; the police officers under his command are almost unfailingly incompetent, and the District Attorney treats Clancy with a mix of skepticism and disdain. Add to this the sinister machinations of the underworld bosses and hitmen, and Clancy is a man beset on all sides by ineptitude, perfidy, and malice. The author is careful not to put his protagonist on a pedestal however. Clancy is neither incredibly wise nor remarkably principled; he possesses instead common sense, a vague idea of duty, and a gritty stoicism. These qualities are sufficient to see him through his tough assignments, and in the final account, also distinguish him from just about every other character in the novel.

The relentlessness of Clancy's work and the endlessness of his days and nights are emphasized by the chapter breaks, which record the exact time and date of his round-the-clock schedule. Clancy is exhausted, and Fish periodically reminds us of the scant hours of sleep that his character gets.

Although his orders are to guard the marked man Rossi, Clancy, compelled by something more than his fears of losing his job, begins to investigate the things he is not supposed to question, let alone suppose an answer for. He is over his head and working beyond the scope of his given duty but in this story, what exactly that duty is and to whom he owes it become increasingly hazy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert Fish is the Edgar-award winning author of over 30 novels and countless short stories. Fish was born in Ohio and studied mechanical engineering at Case University. While working as an engineer in Brazil, Fish wrote his first short story, which was published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. His experiences in Brazil also provided some of the key experiences that are featured in his first novel The Fugitive, which is about a concentration camp survivor who travels to Brazil incognito in the early 1960s to infiltrate a burgeoning Nazi-revivalist movement. The novel won Fish an Edgar for Best First Mystery.

Fish consequently wrote many more novels that feature Interpol detective Jose daSilva, who makes his first appearance in The Fugitive. The other books include Isle of the Snakes (1963), Brazilian Sleigh Ride (1965) and The Xavier Affair (1969). Fish often wrote novels with recurrent characters. Lieutenant Clancy, who first appears in 1963's Mute Witness, reappears in The Quarry (1964) and Police Blotter (1965). Mute Witness was later re-published under the title Bullitt and turned into a movie that starred actor Steve McQueen as Lieutenant Clancy.

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Jäsen:martinhughharvey
Teoksen nimi:Bullitt
Kirjailijat:Robert L. Fish (Tekijä)
Info:MysteriousPress.com/Open Road (2015), 136 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
Arvio (tähdet):****1/2
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näyttää 4/4
Kommissarie Frank Bullitts senaste uppdrag är en ren rutinsak, han ska skydda ett vittne i en viktig rättegång, en smal sak. Men innan natten är över ligger vittnet döende på marken och männen som gjorde det är försvunna.

Frank Bullitt ger dock inte upp i första taget, han tänker se till att både mördarna och vem det nu än var som gav dem jobbet, hamnar bakom lås och bom, och han är precis rätt man för uppdraget.
  CalleFriden | Feb 7, 2023 |
Lieutenant Clancy reminds be a bit of Dashiell Hammet’s Continental Op, in the way he distributes resources and gives orders. And I mean that in a good way! Also, he's kind of Sherlock Holmes-ish at the end, when telling his tale!

I liked this story quite a bit! Better than the movie! Funny, in the book, the story goes from CA to NY, and in the movie, it's the other way! And, no big car chase in the book. But, the plot is so much clearer and understandable in the book! SO much! And I liked the little bit of humor with the clothes line outside Clancy's office. Nice little dash to a dark toned tale. I think I'd like to read the next Clancy book now! ( )
  Stahl-Ricco | Feb 3, 2019 |
Simply put, this book has no merit whatsoever. It is just a story; pulp fiction. The characters are not believable, their conversations are inane, it tells us nothing new about the world it describes, and the author has no observations to make on life. There are no lessons here.

Or almost. The book has a single saving grace in that it was the source of the film Bullitt, which is an amazing film, but one in which the plot is very difficult to follow. Continued ( )
  apenguinaweek | May 16, 2011 |
I picked this up because it's a while since I've read any US detective fiction. It's a long time since I saw the Steve McQueen movie and all I really remember is the car chase. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the novel had originally been published under a completely different title - and it's not only that which changed in transition from page to screen. New York became San Francisco and the Irish cop hero Lieutenant Clancy became the far more Hollywood Frank Bullitt, a name so hard it spits nails in your eyes even before you picture Steve McQueen in the role. Actually, the hero of the novel is a little more cerebral. He's not really a tough guy and the only real battles he fights are against the politicians and bureaucrats who seek to make his job far more difficult than it ought to be. (More power to him!) He's a thinker who puzzles his way through a complex cover up despite some tricky red herrings and genuinely surprising plot twists.

Mute Witness delivers exactly what you want from a crime novel and at under 200 pages doesn't outstay its welcome either. It's faster than most car chases... ( )
  rolhirst | Feb 14, 2011 |
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Fiction. Mystery. HTML:

When famed gangster kingpin Johnny Rossi comes to New York to testify against his crime syndicate associates, it falls under the purview of Lieutenant Clancy to keep the government's star witness safe. But why is it that Rossi has come to New York from California, and what exactly is so crucial about his testimony? District Attorney Chalmers keeps the answers to these questions to himself. But guarding Rossi turns out to be a much more difficult and perplexing task and the plot much more sinister than Clancy had anticipated.

What makes this novel so interesting is the character of Clancy, who was later immortalized in film by actor Steve McQueen in the film Bullitt. Clancy is a tough, jaded, and world-weary detective. In many ways, Clancy is a lone wolf, but not by his choice; the police officers under his command are almost unfailingly incompetent, and the District Attorney treats Clancy with a mix of skepticism and disdain. Add to this the sinister machinations of the underworld bosses and hitmen, and Clancy is a man beset on all sides by ineptitude, perfidy, and malice. The author is careful not to put his protagonist on a pedestal however. Clancy is neither incredibly wise nor remarkably principled; he possesses instead common sense, a vague idea of duty, and a gritty stoicism. These qualities are sufficient to see him through his tough assignments, and in the final account, also distinguish him from just about every other character in the novel.

The relentlessness of Clancy's work and the endlessness of his days and nights are emphasized by the chapter breaks, which record the exact time and date of his round-the-clock schedule. Clancy is exhausted, and Fish periodically reminds us of the scant hours of sleep that his character gets.

Although his orders are to guard the marked man Rossi, Clancy, compelled by something more than his fears of losing his job, begins to investigate the things he is not supposed to question, let alone suppose an answer for. He is over his head and working beyond the scope of his given duty but in this story, what exactly that duty is and to whom he owes it become increasingly hazy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert Fish is the Edgar-award winning author of over 30 novels and countless short stories. Fish was born in Ohio and studied mechanical engineering at Case University. While working as an engineer in Brazil, Fish wrote his first short story, which was published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. His experiences in Brazil also provided some of the key experiences that are featured in his first novel The Fugitive, which is about a concentration camp survivor who travels to Brazil incognito in the early 1960s to infiltrate a burgeoning Nazi-revivalist movement. The novel won Fish an Edgar for Best First Mystery.

Fish consequently wrote many more novels that feature Interpol detective Jose daSilva, who makes his first appearance in The Fugitive. The other books include Isle of the Snakes (1963), Brazilian Sleigh Ride (1965) and The Xavier Affair (1969). Fish often wrote novels with recurrent characters. Lieutenant Clancy, who first appears in 1963's Mute Witness, reappears in The Quarry (1964) and Police Blotter (1965). Mute Witness was later re-published under the title Bullitt and turned into a movie that starred actor Steve McQueen as Lieutenant Clancy.

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From classic book to classic film, RosettaBooks has gathered some of most memorable books into film available. The selection is broad ranging and far reaching, with books from classic genre to cult classic...

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