Mystery Books

Mystery Movies

  • Prometheus

    Ridley Scott, director of "Alien" and "Blade Runner," returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundb

  • Phone Booth

    A single phone call can change a man's life…or possibly end it. Colin Farrell delivers a captivating, off-the-hook performance a

  • The Next Three Days

    Life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a murder she says she didn’t commit. Three years into

  • Sunshine

    The story begins in the year 2057, as our Sun begins to die and mankind faces the unthinkable: extinction. Earth's last hope lies

  • Orphan

    Orphan (DVD)Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga star as a couple who adopt a 9-year-old girl after losing their ow

  • More...

Mystery Authors

Book reviews - The Fabulous Clipjoint

The Fabulous Clipjoint


Author: Fredric Brown
The Fabulous Clipjoint, first published in 1947, is a noir thriller and Edgar Award-winner by master mystery and science fiction author Fredric Brown (1906-1972). The book centers on a young man's search for the killer or killers of his father, which the police have dismissed as a random murder in a Chicago back-alley. The Fabulous Clipjoint, Brown's first full-length novel, is the first book in a series of 7 featuring the nephew and uncle team of detectives Ed and Ambrose Hunter.

US publication: 1947
Detective: n/a
Genre: novel