ffb: Stakeout On Page Street by Joe Gores

this is the 153rd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books

Stakeout On Page Street by Joe Gores
Crippen & Landru, 2000 hardcover, mystery – short stories – DKA

Stakeout on Page StreetI like Gores’ DKA [Daniel Kearny Associates] novels a lot and have read them all a couple times each – or more – but perhaps it’s the short stories that are the most fun.

Gores takes his experience as a P.I. and the cases he worked or knew of and turns them into his stories. There is the ensemble cast for the DKA  and all of the stories in this book include them. With these stories it’s not the what so much as the how that matters, and the character’s interaction with each other and the people with whom the case brings them into contact. Of the stories here I especially liked “The O’Bannon Blarney File” and “The Maimed and the Halt”. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.

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9 Responses to ffb: Stakeout On Page Street by Joe Gores

  1. Jeff Meyerson says:

    I agree with you. For me the DKA File short stories came first and are still the best. This is a terrific collection.

  2. macavityabc says:

    I like Gores’ work a lot. He definitely shouldn’t be a forgotten writer.

  3. Never read anything by Gores

  4. I’ve read plenty of Joe Gores, but not this one. I’ll have to track it down.

  5. Not read a lot by Gores. A few. The prequel to THE MALTESE FALCON for one. May need to get this one. Finding the time to read it may be a problem.

  6. Graham Powell says:

    I think Gores’ non-series INTERFACE is his best, but this was a terrific collection. I liked the Blarney File story, too.

  7. Great – really want to start getting into the DKA series as I just picked up a couple of these (and INTERFACE to actually), so plan to embark on a bit of a Gores fest (sic) very shortly 🙂

  8. Cap'n Bob says:

    It has been ages since I read the DKA books. Have these stories appeared in other collections before?

  9. Richard says:

    Bob, there are paperbacks with short stories in them in addition to this C&L hardcover, as well as the paperback DKA novels.

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