The Julius Katz Collection



☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ The Julius Katz Collection By Dave Zeltserman ✐ – E17streets4all.co.uk The award winning Julius Katz stories have delighted mystery fans since first appearing on the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in JULIUS KATZ introduced readers to Boston s most brilliant, ecc The award winning Julius Katz stories have delighted mystery fans since first appearing on the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine inJULIUS KATZ introduced readers to Boston s most brilliant, eccentric, and possibly laziest detective, as well as his sidekick, Archie, a tiny marvel of whizbang computer technology with the heart and soul of a hard boiled PIIf you haven t had a chance to meet Julius and Archie yet, now s your chance to get caught up in these charming, delightful and very unusual mystery The Julius PDF or stories as this collection contains the first six Julius Katz mystery stories originally published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, as well as a never before published novella, JULIUS KATZ AND THE CASE OF A SLICED HAMThis collection is made up the following Julius Katz mystery stories Julius Katz, winner of the Shamus and Derringer awardsArchie s Been Framed, winner of Ellery Queen s Readers Choice AwardOne Angry Julius and Eleven Befuddled JurorsArchie Solves the Case, winner of Ellery Queen s Readers Choice AwardJulius Katz and a Tangled WebbJulius AccusedJulius Katz and the Case of a Sliced Ham.The Julius Katz Collection

Author of the crime noir novel SMALL CRIMES named by NPR as the best crime and mystery novel of , and by the Washington Post as one of the best novels of , and made into a major film to be released in starring Nikolaj Coster Waldau, Molly Parker, Gary Cole, Robert Forster, and Jacki Weaver Shamus Award winner for JULIUS KATZ Ellery Queen s Readers Choice Award winner for ARCHIE S BEEN FRAMED and ARCHIE SOLVES THE CASE PARIAH named by the Washington Post The Julius PDF or as one of the best books of THE CARETAKER OF LORNE FIELD shortlisted by American Library Association for best horror novel of the year and named a horror gem by Library Journal MONSTER selected by Booklist Magazine for their list of top horror novels and WBUR for one of the best novels of the year OUTSOURCED and THE CARETAKER OF LORNE FIELD are also currently being developed for film.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader awardsArchie s Been Framed, winner of Ellery Queen s Readers Choice AwardOne Angry Julius and Eleven Befuddled JurorsArchie Solves the Case, winner of Ellery Queen s Readers Choice AwardJulius Katz and a Tangled WebbJulius AccusedJulius Katz and the Case of a Sliced Ham."/>
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  • 350 pages
  • The Julius Katz Collection
  • Dave Zeltserman
  • English
  • 15 December 2017
  • 1502706733

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  1. says:

    After a forward by author Ed Gorman comparing and contrasting the differences between Julius Katz and Nero Wolf as well as considering how these short stories relate to Dave Zeltserman s body of crime novels, it is on to the stories in The Julius Katz Collection If you have never read some of these tales courtesy of his many appearances in Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine you are in for a real treat Even if you have read them before it is always very enjoyable to read them again as well as the After a forward by author Ed Gorman comparing and contrasting the differences between Julius Katz and Nero Wolf as well as considering how these short stories relate to Dave Zeltserman s body of crime novels, it is on to the stories in The Julius Katz Collection If you have never read some of these tales courtesy of his many appearances in Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine you are in for a real treat Even if you have read them before it is always very enjoyable to read them again as well as the new tale just for this collection.In the award winning novelette Julius Katz the latest client for Boston s most famous and eccentric detective Julius Katz is the 53 year old Norma Brewer Accompanied by her slightly younger sister, Helen Arden, she wishes to discuss a family matter A family matter she refused to tell Archie, Julius artificial intelligence sidekick, about over the phone thus preventing any real planning by Julius prior to their meeting.The issue involves their 83 year old mother, Emma, who is suffering from the beginnings of Alzheimer s While provisions were made for various things by their father six years ago before he died from cancer, their brother Lawrence has taken over all of the legal aspects of their mother s situation Julius does not like family disputes and wants no part of this situation However, like many a detective before him, he does need the money and Norma Brewer is willing to pay He takes the case with some stipulations including meeting their mother so that he and Archie can assess her condition While very reluctant at first, soon Julius is hard at work in a case that quickly takes a dark and sinister turn.Next up is another award winning story with Archie s Been Framed As this one opens Julius has plenty of cash in the bank That means he is not going to be inclined to take a new case for several months What Archie sees as being lazy, Julius sees as enjoying the finer things of life Work is not the priority for Julius, but for Archie work helps him refine his neural network Improving his ability to analyze is a constant theme for Archie, a two inch long piece of advanced technology that appears to be an ordinary tie clip.With his current love interest Lily Rosten out of town visiting her parents in upstate New York Julius is in a bit of a funk A funk that a case would help lift There is no sign of that until Archie discovers that Denise Penny, a 27 year old woman Archie has been in contact with, has been murdered Unfortunately, Archie quickly becomes a suspect in her murder Though he can easily be cleared if the true nature of his existence were revealed, it can t be disclosed Julius does not have a choice he has to investigate and clear Archie.Even Boston s most brilliant and eccentric detective Julius Katz has to serve jury duty In One Angry Julius and Eleven Befuddled Jurors he has had enough with the trial and the state s case Any one paying attention should have come to the same conclusion and realized the state is going after the wrong person Fortunately, Katz and his artificial intelligence side kick, Archie, can fix things if allowed Archie Solves The Case is the title of the next story It also happens to be an award winner Boston s brilliant investigator Julius Katz does not work unless he absolutely has to make some money For his artificial intelligence sidekick, Archie, this is a frustration As much as he can feel or recognize frustration, because Archie uses their cases to build on his neural network Archie does not expect Julius Katz to meet with this latest potential client, Henri Chervil, but Julius surprises him and easily agrees to a meeting.Julius soon figures out why the legendary detective agreed to meet Chervil as well as why Chervil wants him Since Chervil was arrested by Cambridge Police for assaulting a fellow chief by the name of Jasper Quayle it seems pretty obvious what he wants What Julius wants seems obvious as well to Archie However, as Archie soon learns, not everything is in the files and databases and real people are often farcomplex than their fictional counterparts.Charles Rosten swears he did not do it in Julius Katz And A Tangled Webb Sitting in the Monro County Jail in Rochester, New York he faces murder charges in the death of his business partner, George Webb The evidence is so stacked against him that Archie has calculated the odds of a not guilty verdict as being zero The fact that he is the father of Lily Rosten who Julius has been dating for six months now means there is apersonal stake in the case than is often the case Julius Accused opens with Archie informing Julius that 39 year old Linds Harnsworth is publicly trashing Julius again This time he is doing it via reporter for Channel Four News In one of several interviews he gives to local media he claims that Julius threatened him the night before Archie can t prove Julius didn t since Julius went out for the evening and left Archie at home While Julius seems unconcerned about the public media bashing and refuses to discuss the matter, Archie thinks something has to be done and begins investigating on his own Archie knows that Linus Harnsworth is, at best, a liar Proving it as well as a few other things is going to take some time.Wine and food are frequent items in these stories as Julius does love the finer things of life In the novella Julius Katz And The Case Of A Sliced Ham both are very much present as is a murder The murder of Arthur Trewitt when someone stuck a twelve inch chef s knife into his chest has rocked the local theater world It has been three weeks since the murder and things have reached a crisis point for those involved in a play that the actor was to appear in any day now The man in charge of putting on the play, Theodore Dreckle, is desperate for Julius Katz to take the case and identify the murderer.Archie knows that Julius is not eccentric though he might very well be brilliant He also knows that Julius hates working and with his bank account doing just fine right now he has zero motivation to take the case Soon, Julius has his reason and before long he and Archie are hard at work trying to figure out who did it among a cast of folks that have considerable acting skills They might be better off trying to herd stray cats.As Ed Gorman noted in the forward, the tales in The Julius Katz Collection often hint at the darkness that is farprevalent in the author s crime novels such as Pariah, Small Crimes and Bad Thoughts among others These tales also often feature humor which is in short supply in those books Both are often depicted through the interplay between Julius Katz and Archie Like many with are artistic temperament, Julius is often a bit prickly at times, but he gets the job done in always enjoyable ways.That coupled with intriguing cases featuring complex mysteries, plenty of multi dimensional characters and an artificial intelligence becomingandhuman like make these stories a lot of fun The Julius Katz Collection features a lot of good reading and is well worth your time The Julius Katz CollectionDave Zeltsermanhttp www.hardluckstories.com Top Suspense Bookshttp topsuspense.blogspot.com November 2014ASIN B00P8EDITIE Book also available in paperback 352 Pages 4.99The author provided me a e book review copy quite some time ago in exchange for my objective review.Kevin R Tipple 2015

  2. says:

    Ever since I read Dave Zeltserman s first Julius Katz story a few years ago, I ve been convinced that it would make a great concept for a TV series and I remain surprised that this hasn t yet materialised Perhaps there are too any similarities to other shows Person Of Interest , for example.This is because of the two heroes of this detective series, one Katz, is a well known Boston bon viveur I m casting Robert Downey Jr and the other, Archie is, unknown to almost everyone else, is a tie Ever since I read Dave Zeltserman s first Julius Katz story a few years ago, I ve been convinced that it would make a great concept for a TV series and I remain surprised that this hasn t yet materialised Perhaps there are too any similarities to other shows Person Of Interest , for example.This is because of the two heroes of this detective series, one Katz, is a well known Boston bon viveur I m casting Robert Downey Jr and the other, Archie is, unknown to almost everyone else, is a tie pin Or rather, a piece of AI, possibly illegally obtained from the military, which has been programmed to think like a hard boiled private eye from classic American fiction possibly played by Toby Jones , and disguised as a tie pin Thus, he helps Julius to solve crimes by scouring the Internet, accessing close circuit cameras, hacking into suspects bank accounts, etc., and communicating the results of his research to Julius via an ear piece There is much dry humour, which stems from Archie and Julius testy relationship.This is a collection of stand alone stories, designed to be read as singles, thus there is inevitable repetition as the set up is explained each time Further, the accused parties always seem very willing to gather in the same room to watch the culprit being exposed, and the plots are relatively simple Nevertheless, these tales, putting a high tech spin on a traditional genre for which the author obviously has great affection, are amusing and stylishly told

  3. says:

    Very enjoyable collection of short storiesZeltserman is a new author to me and I am so delighted I found him This collection of previously published short stories and a new novella do a great job introducing Julius and Archie and set a rhythm of the story arcs The stories are reminiscent of many of the great whodunit detective stories based entirely on instinct and understanding human nature I was most reminded of Agatha Christie s Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes and Watson Any fan of Arth Very enjoyable collection of short storiesZeltserman is a new author to me and I am so delighted I found him This collection of previously published short stories and a new novella do a great job introducing Julius and Archie and set a rhythm of the story arcs The stories are reminiscent of many of the great whodunit detective stories based entirely on instinct and understanding human nature I was most reminded of Agatha Christie s Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes and Watson Any fan of Arthur Conan Doyle or Christie will enjoy these characters

  4. says:

    A great collection to reread those from Ellery Queen magazine, a collection of 7 to enjoy Julius rigorously did exercise, woman found him attractive Habit to gambling, when losing, then he would take a case The rivalry between myself, a piece of advance technological device and Julius was and added enjoyment into the stories Rich with adventure, reference to other known detectives, made this collection one shouldn t miss reading.

  5. says:

    The Julius Katz Collection is one of my very most favorite mystery series Brilliant I adored Julius and Archie I advise sipping a favorite glass of wine and you ll feel part of the team Astute and entertaining.

  6. says:

    Unique seriesLoved the interplay between Archie and Julius Never did figure out the villain until it was revealed to me I also liked the stories being short This allowed me to read one or two as a treat to myself I can t do that with a novel.

  7. says:

    Splendid, in the best traditionAlthough reading such a co ection can be a bit overwhelming, individually each is brilliant Thoroughly enjoyable, well written, strongly recommend.

  8. says:

    Enjoyable but I recommend leaving a day between each story because they become repetitive.

  9. says:

    This collection of six previously published short stories and a new novella features Boston private detective Julius Katz and his right hand man, Archie While the brilliant but work shy Julius reads wine magazines or practises Kung Fu, the tireless Archie searches online, hacking with ease into protected databases to track credit card use, hotel check ins and motor vehicle registration as easily as he Googles mass media reports Nero Wolfe fans will recognize the pattern The twist in this Inte This collection of six previously published short stories and a new novella features Boston private detective Julius Katz and his right hand man, Archie While the brilliant but work shy Julius reads wine magazines or practises Kung Fu, the tireless Archie searches online, hacking with ease into protected databases to track credit card use, hotel check ins and motor vehicle registration as easily as he Googles mass media reports Nero Wolfe fans will recognize the pattern The twist in this Internet era update is that, unknown to all but a select few, Archie is not a real man, but a technological marvel of top secret origin worn as a tie clip He was programmed with all the classic detective novels to begin with and is present at the interviews on which Julius relies to come to his unerring conclusions He is always several steps behind Julius in solving the crimes, but his constantly adapting neuron network, or deductive reasoning module, enables him to gradually close the gap and entertain the hope of one day beating Julius to the punch.The style is very dry and straight forward, perhaps unsurprising from an electronic assistant, yet slightly disappointing from one preloaded with all the Chandlerisms and Hammettisms in existence The stories are amusing and, as usual, kept me guessing the culprits identities

  10. says:

    The Julius Katz Collection , by Dave Zeltserman, consists of 7 stories, 6 of which previously appeared in Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine the final story, a novella called Julius Katz and the Case of a Sliced Ham, is original to this anthology Since I subscribe to EQMM and had read the earlier stories already, the last one is the reason I bought this collection as an e book, at a very reasonable 5 or so Julius Katz, for those who don t know, is kind of an homage to Nero Wolfe, The Julius Katz Collection , by Dave Zeltserman, consists of 7 stories, 6 of which previously appeared in Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine the final story, a novella called Julius Katz and the Case of a Sliced Ham, is original to this anthology Since I subscribe to EQMM and had read the earlier stories already, the last one is the reason I bought this collection as an e book, at a very reasonable 5 or so Julius Katz, for those who don t know, is kind of an homage to Nero Wolfe, complete with a sidekick called Archie but Katz isn t an extremely obese orchid lover though he is just as lazy and brilliant as Wolfe , and Archie isn t a wisecracking gumshoe type, but instead is an AI machine that exists physically in the form of a tie pin and that has developed a personality of its own Most particularly, Archie wants just once to solve a mystery before Julius does, but of course that never happens If you love Nero Wolfe as much as I do, you ll love this series, and this collection is an excellent introduction to the man and his amanuensis Archie Recommended

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