I have no intention of reading it, though, so maybe some other brave soul can tell me if it's a little more interesting. The second edition of that title came out in with a new name: Return to Book Page. Oh, and Leland's wife isn't the only one--every female character in the book is a self-destructive sex addict. Roderick Mayne Thorp Jr.
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Mel Crannell rated it really liked it Aug 03, For a modern audience conditioned to fast-paced crime thrillers, Detevtive Detective is slow going.
Viva Las Vegas Die Hard: Roderick Mayne Thorp, Jr. From the other reviews here I gather that it kinda builds up to a decent ending but I just can't be bothered to keep reading since I am not invested. Trivia About The Detective.
Roderick Thorp; Writer of 'Die Hard,' 'The Detective'
Throughout it all, he was an unassuming man who smoked plain-wrap cigarettes and drove nondescript cars. Further, much time is devoted to the difficulties Leland is having in his marriage to wife Karen Remickdifficulties that simply aren't very interesting. To ask other readers questions about The Detectiveplease sign up.
The second edition of that title came out in with a new name: Joe Leland, war hero, career cop, private detective, is a public tough guy whose private world is coming apart.
At Detevtive College he won prizes for short story writing. I'm not even sure roderlck gun was fired, but after pages, it is difficult to remember.
Want to Read saving…. Stray thoughts and stories that have nothing to do with the main story.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Joe's partner, Mike Petrakis, managed to decipher Colin's coded notes and reveal a paper trail of corruption. I finished it all pages for 2 reasons: A crime has been committed before you enter the narration. On Prime Video Watch Now.
Tesla was subsequently executed by electric chair. These were oh-so-not the good old days. He would later teach literature and lecture on creative writing at schools and universities in New Jersey and California, and also wrote articles for newspapers and magazines.
thor Or it may just be that the author tried way too hard to be clever. Most of the novel takes place in flashbacks, telling the life story of the main character.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I was sick with a bad cold and didn't have the energy to go back to my shelves and pick something else.
Roderick Thorp; Writer of 'Die Hard,' 'The Detective' - latimes
There's an intriguing mystery at the center of the whole thing, as well. Look, I was probably like about 50 percent of the people that read this book.
During the investigation of Teddy Leikman's death, a confession was obtained from Felix Tesla, Leikman's roommate. The resolution of the mystery was bipartite, with one part seeming pat and the other contrived, but there was, too, a resolution of Leland's ethical conundrum that was far better handled. Roderick Thorp, a best-selling author of detective novels probably best known for the books "Die Hard" and "The Detective," has died.
I watched Die Hard with a friend drunk and then in the credits, "Oh, snap! Slow going but worth it.
Laughs with a smi No. In roedrick last several years, Thorp took a break from writing and again turned to teaching, often over the Internet, helping fledgling writers with their manuscripts. Return to Book Page.