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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fredric Brown Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Skyboat Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ambrose and Ed Hunter Mysteries Release Date: July 2014 ISBN: 9781483032245
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A classic noir featuring Ed Hunter and Uncle Am, two of mystery fiction’s most beloved private eyes

In most murder cases, the setting stays put, if nothing else. But when murder comes to visit the J. C. Hobart traveling carnival, the entire operation has left town before Captain Weiss can gather any tangible leads. For young Ed Hunter, the case throws him together with a gorgeous redhead from the show, but as another murder occurs, and then a third, he and his uncle Am find their hands full with more than just their ball game concession. In a strange atmosphere of freak shows, show girls, and an escaped chimpanzee, Ed and Uncle Am take it upon themselves to find the killer on the loose—a killer who chooses his victims according to their size.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fredric Brown’s first book, The Fabulous Clipjoint, stirred up an uncommon amount of interest and praise…The Dead Ringer is an able successor.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “It’s one of those jobs that you’ll have to finish in one sitting. You’ll get no sleep if you don’t.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Stacks up against the best of the season. It not only has a good plot, excellent characterizations, and plenty of action but has a double-take climax that is a humdinger.”

    Springfield Union

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About the Author
Author Fredric Brown

Fredric Brown (1906–1972) was the only writer to achieve equal prominence in the mystery and science fiction genres. His first foray into mystery, The Fabulous Clipjoint, won the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Brown was also the acknowledged master of the short short story; the famous collection Nightmares and Geezenstacks demonstrates his consummate mastery of a form limited to no more than five hundred words. His short story “Arena” was the basis of a famed Star Trek episode; “Martians, Go Home!” was adapted for a 1992 film; “The Last Martian” was adapted for Serling’s Twilight Zone and starred Steve McQueen at the start of his career. Brown’s work, more than forty years after his death, is increasingly prominent.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.