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by Mike Resnick

eBook Stalking the Dragon: A John Justin Mallory Mystery ePub
Author: Mike Resnick
Language: English
ISBN: 1591027454
ISBN13: 978-1591027454
Publisher: Pyr; Original edition (August 25, 2009)
Pages: 296
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 182
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I really wanted to like Stalking the Dragon but because of the thin plot, too much dialogue, and a lack of world description, I was left disappointed by this urban fantasy.

Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). I really wanted to like Stalking the Dragon but because of the thin plot, too much dialogue, and a lack of world description, I was left disappointed by this urban fantasy.

Stalking The Unicorn (John Justin Mallory Mystery, Stalking the Vampire, Stalking the Dragon, and Stalking the Zombie. 3 primary works, 4 total works. Book 1. Stalking The Unicorn. It's 8:35 pm on New Year's Eve, and Private Detec.

An amusing enough book, and a decent enough mystery, but it annoyed from page 1 to. .Stalking the Dragon John Justin Mallory Mystery, Michael D. Resnick.

An amusing enough book, and a decent enough mystery, but it annoyed from page 1 to the end. People in a fantasy universe still have to behave in a reasonable way for their universe. Mike Resnick has won an impressive five Hugos and has been nominated for thirty more. Prometheus Books, 2010.

A John Justin Mallory Mystery. John Justin Mallory (the detective) then goes and threatens the shop owner for information, despite the fact he's supposed to be a contact and you reward contacts for bringing you information. At least you do if you want them to work for you again. In fact, and this really stuck in my craw, John Justin Mallory threatens everyone he comes across, to the point of invading businesses with a cover charge by force. There's no persuasion or flattery; the one time it really fails, he calls on the Grundy as a threat.

Автор: Resnick Mike Название: Stalking the Dragon: A Fable of Tonight .

296 pages ; 23 cm. It's Valentine's Day, and private detective John Justin Mallory is planning on closing up the office early and taking his partner, Col. Winnifred Carruthers, out to dinner since he is sure no one else will do so. But befo. But before he can turn off the lights and lock the door, he is visited by a panic-stricken Buffalo Bill Brody.

Manufacturer: Prometheus Books Release date: 26 August 2009 ISBN-10 : 1591027454 ISBN-13: 9781591027454. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product .

List of works by American science fiction author Mike Resnick. The Goddess of Ganymede (1968). Pursuit on Ganymede (1968). The Dark Lady (1987). The Three-legged Hootch Dancer (1983). The Wild Alien Tamer (1983). The Best Rootin' Tootin' Shootin' Gunslinger in the Whole Damned Galaxy (1983). Eros Ascendin (1984). Eros At Zenith (1984).

John Justin Mallory Mystery. Authors: Mike Resnick, Robert J. Szmidt. Stalking the Dragon: A Fable of Tonight. Related Series: UFO, The Year's Best Science Fiction, Weird West Tales, Battlestations, Birthright. The John Justin Mallory Mystery book series by Mike Resnick & Robert J. Szmidt includes books Stalking the Unicorn: A Fable of Tonight, Stalking the Vampire: A Fable of Tonight, Stalking the Dragon: A Fable of Tonight, and several more.

Similar books to Stalking the Dragon (John Justin Mallory Mystery). The freshness and imagination on display in 1987's Stalking the Unicorn and 2008's Stalking the Vampire are renewed for this noirish mystery that mixes offbeat humor and the supernatural. Hard-boiled PI John Justin Mallory, stuck in a parallel Manhattan occupied by demons and wizards, takes an especially offbeat assignment in homage to Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story Silver Blaze.

It’s Valentine's Day and private detective John Justin Mallory is planning on closing up the office early and taking his partner, Col. Winnifred Carruthers, out to dinner, since he's sure no one else will do so. But before he can turn off the lights and lock the door, a panic-stricken Buffalo Bill Brody visits them. It seems that the Eastminster pet show is being held the next day, and his dragon, Fluffy, the heavy favorite, has been kidnapped. Mallory's nocturnal hunt for the miniature dragon takes him to some of the stranger sections of this Manhattan—Greenwitch Village (which is right around the corner from Greenwich Village and is populated by witches and covens); a wax museum where figures of Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre come alive; Gracie Mansion (which is haunted by the ghosts of former mayors); and the Bureau of Missing Creatures, a movie set where they're filming a PBS documentary on zombies and various other denizens of the Manhattan night. As Mallory follows the leads and hunts for clues, he comes up against one dead end after another. Along the way he meets a few old friends and enemies, and a host of strange new inhabitants of this otherworldly Manhattan. Aided by a strange goblin named Jeeves, Mallory has only one night to find a tiny dragon that's hidden somewhere in a city of seven million.
Hamrl
Great story, I love this world that Mike Resnick has made.
Budar
I wanted to like this book, its cast of zany characters, the humorous dialogue, and the fact that the story takes place in alternate version of Manhattan where goblins and demons run businesses and dragons are kept as pets. You'd think that would make a fantastically funny urban fantasy novel.

However, Stalking the Dragon by Mike Resnick failed to capture my interest. While I enjoyed the bulk of the dialogue and the funny exchanges between characters, the dialogue alone wasn't enough.

The story begins on Valentine's Day with John Justin Mallory in his detective office. A new client named Buffalo Bill Brody walks in and wants Mallory to find his missing pet dragon Fluffy. Fluffy's not your average dragon. She's so small she only comes to eleven inches at the knee, and yet she's going be center stage in the Eastminster pet show.

With a promise of a nice big retainer, Mallory along with Felina, his cat-girl bodyguard, set out to find Fluffy and return her to Brody in time for the show. But things aren't that easy. In Mallory's efforts to solve the mystery, he's finds help from his partner Winnifred and trouble from some unusual characters.

There's a sword-wielding goblin, a chatty sex-crazed cellphone named Belle, a zombie, and the occasional advice from a demon named the Grundy. A number of other characters pop up along the way as Mallory searches around Manhattan.

Mallory travels to a wax museum full of animate old movie stars, seeks out clues from a psychic dragon woman, goes to a dragon farm, and other places. Even with these seemingly interesting locations, there's not much to go on for descriptions of this fantasy world.

Unfortunately, about halfway through the book, I finally gave up on the plot getting any better. The kidnapper is easy to spot early on in the story, and it seems like much of the pursuing events are unnecessary, like the bit when Mallory goes to his bookie and then enters a burlesque show in search of clues.

The story is slow and repetitive in some places, and even the antics of my favorite character, Felina, couldn't help to lift my spirits as I neared the end of this book. The only good point of Stalking the Dragon is the dialogue, which comprises the majority of the text.

Seriously, there is more dialogue than anything else. The conversations between characters can go on for pages at a time. Sometimes these conversations are amusing, but other times I found the lengthy line after line of dialogue exhausting. There were also a number of typos in my copy of the book.

I really wanted to like Stalking the Dragon but because of the thin plot, too much dialogue, and a lack of world description, I was left disappointed by this urban fantasy.
Gralmeena
And John Justin Mallory is on the case.

The leading contender in the Eastminister show has gone missing. The owner has hired John Justin Mallory, his partner Winifred Carruthers, and their usual tagalongs, Felina the cat person, a new character just wants John Justin to hold her and punch her buttons, the dragon's gremlin handler, and others. To complicate things, the Grundy, the most powerful demon on the East Coast has involved himself and hired our hero to find the dragon too.

Resnick's Manhattan is a lot livelier than ours (and that's saying something), even when the undead are involved. Goblins hawking anything they can from any ally, pet chimeras, elephant taxis, and other fantastic bits fill the backdrop to a fast paced but other worldly mystery. In the end, John Justin solves the case and goes head to head with the Grundy.

This one wasn't quite as lively as the first two in this series. As John Justin spends more time in the other Manhattan, the extraordinary becomes mundane. Despite this, it was an excellent tale with a light-hearted spin on a fantasy hard-boiled, noir mystery.

Great reading fantasy mystery.

E.M. Van Court
Mitynarit
Another satisfying John Justin Mallory adventure.
This time the decidedly odd crew is out to find a kidnapped (dragonnapped??) miniature show dragon named Fluffy.

Things would go so much faster if the street goblins selling totally useless junk would get out of the way and people would stop trying to put bullets into Mallory.

With The Grundy paying the tab, a zombie collector for a bookie, a fat candy lover, a horny cell phone, a martial arts goblin, and the always hungry Felina in tow, Mallory travels to such famous New York locations as Frump Tower and the Vampire State building. (Well, famous in THAT New York).

Mallory's deadpan wise cracks make the trip interesting, and the story has some strange turns down some weird streets in a New York that's been turned about a bubble and a half off kilter.
Jieylau
In Manhattan, many folks look forward to the Eastminster Dragon Show. The favorite to win the Best in Show award at the competition this year is Fluffy the toy dragon. However, on the eve of the event, someone abducts Fluffy.

Private investigator John Justin Mallory still struggles with adjusting to a New York City unlike the one he comes from as the mythos do not live in his birth Big Apple. He is hired to find and rescue Fluffy in time for the show. Accompanied by his staff Felina and Jeeves, Mallory investigates the snatch even as time is running out on Fluffy making an appearance let alone be ready to win

The third Mallory in a rather different Manhattan is a jocular urban noir (see STALKING THE UNICORN and STALKING THE VAMPIRE) because of Mike Resnick's lampooning of the city starting with the Eastminster Dragon Show and a trip to "Greenwitch Village". The investigation is a lighthearted and engaging tour of an alternate Manhattan. Although the plot is lighthearted Fluffy fun thin, fans will enjoy Mallory and his team as they are STALKING THE DRAGON to rescue the toy dragon in time as the show must go on with or without the star.

Harriet Klausner
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