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by Robert Campbell

eBook The Junkyard Dog download ISBN: 0451158997
Author: Robert Campbell
Publisher: Signet (July 1, 1986)
Language: English
ePub: 1217 kb
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Rating: 4.9
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Category: Mystery
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The Junkyard Dog book. For more, see his obituary in the Los Angeles Times. Other books in the series. Jimmy Flannery (1 - 10 of 21 books). Books by Robert Wright Campbell. Mor. rivia About The Junkyard Dog.

Similar books to The Junkyard Dog (Jimmy Flannery Mysteries Book 1. At bottom, this book is simply a top notch mystery and stands with the best of them for its well crafted plot and for a writing style that just pulls you right in.

At bottom, this book is simply a top notch mystery and stands with the best of them for its well crafted plot and for a writing style that just pulls you right in.

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The Junkyard Dog. (Book in the Jimmy Flannery Series). An anti-abortion demonstration leads to murder when a bomb kills two women, and tough Chicago political boss Jimmy Flannery goes after the murderer. Format: Mass Market Paperback. by Robert Wright Campbell. Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13: 9780451158994.

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Exposing the sordid side of the city of angels. His first effort, Junkyard Dog (1986), won an award from the Mystery Writers of America; the civil servant hero of his second, about machine politics in Chicago, was based on his father. The La-La quartet followed - fuelled, he said, by the hatred he still felt for the horrors of LA. Campbell was nothing if not prolific, and launched another mystery series in 1988, featuring a railway detective. Altogether, he wrote 27 fictional works, but prized the LA series for enabling him, he said, to make "socially significant" points.

Sylvester Ritter (December 13, 1952 – June 1, 1998) was an American professional wrestler and college football player, best known for his work in Mid-South Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation as the Junkyard Dog (or JYD), a nickname he recei.

Sylvester Ritter (December 13, 1952 – June 1, 1998) was an American professional wrestler and college football player, best known for his work in Mid-South Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation as the Junkyard Dog (or JYD), a nickname he received while working in a wrecking yard. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2004.

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An anti-abortion demonstration leads to murder when a bomb kills two women, and tough Chicago political boss Jimmy Flannery goes after the murderer
Comments: (7)
Kipabi
This is an absolutely terrific book that should have wide appeal to many mystery readers. Campbell has taken many classic Hardboiled detective themes and managed to wrap them in an entirely new package and, in doing so, he has created a detective novel entirely unlike anything else out there. Here he has the dogged investigator working on his own with all of the bureaucrats and the mobsters warning him off. He has a story about corruption and girls who come to the big city expecting to make a new life only to end up in the morgue because that ended up being the most convenient way to shut them up. This essence of this tale can be found in dozens of fifties paperbacks.

What makes the Jimmy Flannery stories unique are that Flannery is narrated in perfect cadence capturing his Irish Chicagoan persona. Flannery is a precinct captain in the old patronage system of Chicago where votes were bought by doing favors like greasing the wheels so a fireman who drove his car into the lake after having a few too many thirty days short of earning a full pension at thirty years can rest in peace knowing his widow is taken care of. Favor for favor, markers being offered, this is Flannery's world, a world starting to change with the old neighborhoods changing.

But what happens when a bomb goes off at a clinic and a young girl and an old woman dies in his precinct and everywhere Flannery turns someone is trying to squealch the investigation and Flannery may be like a junkyard dog once he gets his teeth into something, but at a certain point can he fight the entire power structure of Chicago.

But it's not just the Davey and Goliath one man against corruption and evil story that makes this book. It's all the neighborhoods and the bars and the hangouts and all the people in this neighborhoods from all these different backgrounds that Campbell brings to life.

Campbell took a large risk having part of the plot revolve around the bombing of an abortion clinic, but he managed to humanize people involved on all sides of the issue.

At bottom, this book is simply a top notch mystery and stands with the best of them for its well crafted plot and for a writing style that just pulls you right in.
Cargahibe
This was published in the '80s and could have been topical in the '50s, but it was very well written. In reading it I felt like I was listening to Jimmy Flannery telling me the story of the abortion clinic bombing and the other murders. Not many writers have the ability to make the reader part of the story. Good reading, but remember it is dated.
Tebei
It was written in a different type of narrative , which took some adjustment on my part. Once I got into the unique flow of words, I made for good reading. I have three more books in this particular series and look forward to reading them
Mayno
I would have given this a higher rating as the story was somewhat entertaining, but the editing was terrible. There were a lot of very obvious errors that even a cursory read would have found.
thrust
Reviewer David Wilde said most of it.
As another reviewer wrote, I found the writing style, the way our hero spoke , a bit unusual, but it was easy to understand. I felt it fitted the hero's his description of himself, a junk yard dog, with no formal education, but obviously intelligent.
Ffyan
Meh - I kind of gave up. "Favor for favor" got really old. I just could not get into this ode to old time political corruption and the mannerisms of the main character seemed not all that accurate. YMMV
Era
Jimmy Flannery has an unique view of big-city administration, in which ward heelers seek favors, mutual back-scratching is the rule, and the unwritten rules are far more readily enforced than actual laws. He also has a strong Roman Catholic background, a charming girlfriend, a tough bird of a dad, and a wonderful faux-innocent diction. These novels were out of print for a number of years, and it's great to have them back.
Excellent story with an authentic cast of characters from 1970s and '80s Chicago. Jimmy Flannery may be Irish, but he knows how things work with the old Italians. He's a good guy on a mission and I applaud him. The book needs some editing for punctuation and a little bit of spelling, but I loved the vernacular.