The Grey Flannel Shroud (Black Dagger Crime Series)

The Grey Flannel Shroud Black Dagger Crime Series None

  • Title: The Grey Flannel Shroud (Black Dagger Crime Series)
  • Author: Henry Slesar
  • ISBN: 9780862207335
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Henry Slesar (1927-2002) was a prolific short-story writer before turning his hand to novels, beginning with "The Grey Flannel Shroud," an effort that turned out to be as successful as his many other endeavors, receiving the Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1960. Slesar was an experienced ad man, credited with being the brains behind McGraw-Hill's extremely popular "The Man in the Chair" advertising campaign, as well as coining the phrase "coffee break." Thus it's no surprise that advertising [...]

    2. Dave Robbins works at an advertising agency and is dating the boss's niece. When a coworker falls ill, Robbins is promoted. In his new position, he starts to uncover secrets and other people get sick or die. He worries his own health is at risk. This novel is a classic 1950s mystery. Good but dated

    3. this book won the Edgar for best first novel in 1960 and deserved it.a nice taut portrait of advertising agency life in the late 1950s, with a good, twisty but believable plot, and a nice love story. Highly recommended.

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