The Brass Bowl



❮Reading❯ ➷ The Brass Bowl Author Louis Joseph Vance – E17streets4all.co.uk Vance, American screenwriter, short story writer and novelist, begins The Brass Bowl In the dull hot dusk of a summer s day a green touring car, swinging out of the East Drive, pulled up smartly, tre Vance, American screenwriter, short story writer and novelist, begins The Brass Bowl In the dull hot dusk of a summer s The Brass PDF \ day a green touring car, swinging out of the East Drive, pulled up smartly, trembling, at the edge of the Fifty ninth Street car tracks, then sedately, under the dispassionate but watchful eye of a mounted member of the Traffic Squad, lurched across the Plaza and merged itself in the press of vehicles southbound on the Avenue Its tonneau held four young men, all or less disguised in dust, dusters and goggles forward, by the side of the grimy and anxious eyed mechanic, sat a fifth, in all visible respects the counterpart of his companions Beneath his mask, and by this I do not mean his goggles, but the mask of modern manner, which the worldly wear, he was, and is, different See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.The Brass Bowl

Louis Joseph Vance was a novelist educated in the preparatory department of the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute He wrote short stories and The Brass PDF \ verse after , then composed many popular novels His character Michael Lanyard , also known as The Lone Wolf , was featured in eight books and films between and , and also appeared in radio and television seriesVance was separated from his wife whom he married in and by whom he had a son the next year when he was found dead in a burnt armchair inside his New York apartment a cigarette had ignited some benzene used for cleaning his clothes or for his broken jaw that he had on his body and he was intoxicated at the time He had recently returned from the West Indies, where he gathered material for a new book The death was ruled accidental.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader pulled up smartly, trembling, at the edge of the Fifty ninth Street car tracks, then sedately, under the dispassionate but watchful eye of a mounted member of the Traffic Squad, lurched across the Plaza and merged itself in the press of vehicles southbound on the Avenue Its tonneau held four young men, all or less disguised in dust, dusters and goggles forward, by the side of the grimy and anxious eyed mechanic, sat a fifth, in all visible respects the counterpart of his companions Beneath his mask, and by this I do not mean his goggles, but the mask of modern manner, which the worldly wear, he was, and is, different See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 137 pages
  • The Brass Bowl
  • Louis Joseph Vance
  • English
  • 24 January 2019

10 thoughts on “The Brass Bowl

  1. says:

    The hero of the story is Daniel Maitland, whose somewhat somber but sincere and whole hearted participation in the wildest of conceivable escapades had earned him the affectionate regard of the younger set, together with the sobriquet of Mad Maitland Dan and some friends have just arrived back in New York City after being gone for several weeks The friends have planned out the activities for the evening, and Dan isn t thrilled In fact, he knows it will be quite boring When Dan s friends dr The hero of the story is Daniel Maitland, whose somewhat somber but sincere and whole hearted participation in the wildest of conceivable escapades had earned him the affectionate regard of the younger set, together with the sobriquet of Mad Maitland Dan and some friends have just arrived back in New York City after being gone for several weeks The friends have planned out the activities for the evening, and Dan isn t thrilled In fact, he knows it will be quite boring When Dan s friends drop him off at his apartment building, someone catches his eye a young and attractive woman coming out of a home for confirmed bachelors And upstairs in his own flat, he finds a handprint on his dusty desk, just the size he would expect from that young and attractive woman s hand.So begins a fantastic couple of days for Dan He encounters burglars, pushes a car out a creek, engages in some fisticuffs, meets an imposter, lies to the police, speeds through the New York streets, hotwires an elevator and then gets in a shoot out A cracking good time for Mad Maitland I thoroughly enjoyed this story It would make an awesome movie Hmmm, who would I cast as Handsome Dan as he was known during his college years In fact, it was made into a movie back in 1924 It s time for a new one This one will have sound and be in color

  2. says:

    An enjoyable, fast paced mystery Keeps you guessing all the way through And such a delightful coverI got mine in an antique store in TN for just 5 And in great condition.

  3. says:

    This is a piece of period fiction, set in a New York City with horse drawn cabs and primative elevators, sky scrapers and ladies who wear gloves out of habit The heroine, the lady in grey, goes unnamed for most of the book and has the same tarnished independence we see in early Nancy Drew books she s alternately rebellious and inclined toward the vapors And you have to believe in love at first sight to make the plot plausible, especially since it involves doppelgangers But it s engaging, and This is a piece of period fiction, set in a New York City with horse drawn cabs and primative elevators, sky scrapers and ladies who wear gloves out of habit The heroine, the lady in grey, goes unnamed for most of the book and has the same tarnished independence we see in early Nancy Drew books she s alternately rebellious and inclined toward the vapors And you have to believe in love at first sight to make the plot plausible, especially since it involves doppelgangers But it s engaging, and full of adventures centered on the burglary of the Maitland jewels The police are keystone cops, the servant class given to drink almost to the degree their masters are given to sipping champagne A pleasant adventure with romance thrown in, well written if in a florid and wordy style.The central premise is the twin appearance of Mr Maitland and the burglar Anisty The red herring is the woman in grey The author uses the servants, the butler at the Maitland estate, the janitor valet at his townhouse, the detective as classic fifth business in drama I was not surprised to find out that Vance, the author was a screen writer The book is worth reading for it s structure of reveals I read it because it was mentoned in the Sea Captain s wife s journal, and because it was accessible on Google Books, something to entertain while commuting or waiting

  4. says:

    It is difficult to set a catagory for this book It belongs to a time with social s and customs which are so foreign to todays readers that it would require an interpreter for most The hero was a wealthy dilettanti, bored with his life who was swept up in circumstances somewhat unbelieveable, but exciting, and a love interest who was a rapidly changing and challenging mystery for much of the book The novel was well written and characterizations were so well done that one feels that sense o It is difficult to set a catagory for this book It belongs to a time with social s and customs which are so foreign to todays readers that it would require an interpreter for most The hero was a wealthy dilettanti, bored with his life who was swept up in circumstances somewhat unbelieveable, but exciting, and a love interest who was a rapidly changing and challenging mystery for much of the book The novel was well written and characterizations were so well done that one feels that sense of disconnectedness at times due to self immersion in the plot I highly recommend this and all other similar books, they are fun, and the style of writing should not be lost to current readers

  5. says:

    Interesting premise Two problems I didn t like the swooning female character, and I thought there was frequently far too much verbiage, e.g She was thenbeautiful than aught that ever he had dreamed of Such hair as was hers, woven seemingly of dull flames, lambent, witching You mileage may vary.

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