The Brass Cupcake: A Novel

  • by John D. MacDonald
  • Narrated by Richard Ferrone
  • 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz.
Ex-cop Cliff Bartells might be the last honest man in Florence City, Florida. After quitting the force over a crisis of conscience, he takes a job at an insurance company buying back stolen jewelry. Cliff is focused on keeping the bottom line down and staying out of the spotlight.But when an affluent tourist from Boston is murdered over a hefty collection of jewelry, Cliff finds himself wrapped up in a case that’s making national headlines. With the victim’s beautiful niece, Melody Chance, determined to help retrieve the goods, suddenly Cliff has the partner he never knew he wanted. Now all they need is a suspect: someone capable of cold-blooded murder in the name of profit. And that could mean anyone in this crooked town.

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Good Social History ...

Love the narrator, and it's a good lesson in social history to read a novel about the 50's that was actually written in the 50's. It's meant to be a tough noir, and it is, with an added poetic flair by a truly brilliant writer. If you love Bogart movies you will LOVE this book ... same choppy, gritty dialogue. But the chauvinism of the era can get a little grating. It's a true product of it's time -- when men were men, and women were not even close to equal -- so I didn't hold that against the author. Interesting to remember just how far we women have come.
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- Montana

Only John D writes like this

What a step into the past, he writes a story like know one else. I feel like i have meet these seeding characters.
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- Rondal

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-09-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios