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D the kidnapped children of the powerful Stormwarden and the third deals with Garrett searching for religious relics while trying to avoid becoming a sacrifice for an end of the world cult Garrett is helped or hindered along the way by a variety of great supporting characters including a legendary dark elf bodyguardassassin a pair of HUGE beer drinking Grolls described as a cross between a human a troll and The Beast That Talks that is never named in polite company an advice giving Loghyr described as a living corpse who was killed 400 ears ago and possesses a genius intellect and psychic powers and assorted other vampires unicorns centaurs gnomes witches giants shape shifters and All of these are terrific stories the first one being my favorite and I recommend them all Three enjoyable stories all under one cover You can t go wrong with this line up if ou enjoy fantasy or noir mystery I was first introduced to Glen Cook through The Black Company which seems to be what he s best known for I stumbled across this while attempting to locate The Shadows Linger and picked up being I enjoy noir and fantasy and sometimes they mix well I also like Cook s fast paced and minimalist writing style In contrast to the crapsack world of The Black Company the world of Garret PI is full of life if also full of turmoil Garret comes off as the noir PI is expected to no nonsense alcoholic world weary and brimming with snark The city of TunFaire is a vibrant melting pot of cultures crimes racism and general debauchery that Garret navigates when reuired much 3 complete novels Sweet Silver Blues in which Garrett searches for an heir in war country Bitter Gold Hearts he gets involved with the Hill people and a family suffering the deaths of children and Cold Copper Tears where he is hired by an actress to protect her from an undisclosed danger Recurring characters are the Dead Mann his butler housekeeper cook Morley Dotes Tennie Satisfying adventures told in an amusing voice. TuneIn Bitter Gold Hearts Garrett is hired by a powerful sorcerer to find her kidnapped sonIn Cold Copper Tears Garrett takes a case for a woman so gorgeous it can only spell troub.
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Re all good the setting once ou get into it is fascinating These stories were published over 20 Death in a Serene City years ago well before similar stories became the rage Garrett is not a kid and the stories have a grown up feel but ifou like any of the current YA stuff or A Runaway World? you like anything with human ish monsters super natural stuff wizards fighting I thinkou ll like GarrettOhdid I mention there are vampires too I picked this up because I like detective mysteries and the idea of a fantasy twist to that sounded intriguing I was disappointed because while the story is about a detective and there was a mystery it was barely fleshed out and there was very little intrigue or plot twists that are in a classic whodunitThe main character has possibilities and possibly later stories there are three in the omnibus are better but I have so many other books I want to read that I may not come back to this All three of these novels were enjoyable They are the type of uick and entertaining reads Garrett is a great character and the writing is witty I will try to pick up the next collection of Garrett PI stories later this summer to continue the series Elves can never be boiled too hard sidenote I am amazed at how long this series has been around as it was never on my radar in any meaningful way 40 to 45 stars This omnibus includes the first three books in the Garrett Files series Sweet Silver BluesBitter Gold HeartsandCold Copper Tears Garrett is a hard boiled Private Investigator living in a world in which humans live and work alongside a LARGE variety of different fantasy races called breeds Garrett is a great character He is a smart sarcastic ex marine and his uips and comments had me laughing out loud on than one occassion The perfect character and voice to carry the plot forward As for the plots the first one involves Garrett hired by a gnome business man to find a mysterious woman who was named the sole beneficiary of his son s will The second involves Garrett recruited to fin. Or the first time are the first three books in the long running groundbreaking seriesIn Sweet Silver Blues Garrett fights vampires and centaurs as he tracks down a woman with a for.
I was looking for some literary methadone to hold me over until my next Dresden Files heroin fix and decided to give Garrett a trySweet Silver Blues was okay It was a missing person story that ended up getting complicated I found it choppy in places and felt like I turned over two pages at once a few times It really picked up at the end 3 out of 5Bitter Gold Hearts was better A kidnapping and ransom that turned out to be much The writing was better and the story was engaging than the first book It held my interest and kept me up late 4 out of 5Cold Copper Tears the final story in this volume convinced me I d track down Garrett books after this one Missing holy relics and a murderous cult I finished this one a few minutes ago and it engaged me right off the bat 5 out of 5How do the Garrett Files stack up against the Dresden Files I ll just say I like the Garrett books better thus far for the following two reasons1 Things actually get resolved One thing that bugs me about the Dresden Files is that it seems like while stuff occurs nothing actually happens Not so with Garrett2 Not as formulaic as the Dresden Files I haven t read enough of the Garrett files to determine how formulaic they get down the line but I ve gotten to the point where I grit my teeth every time Harry Dresden goes a few nights without sleep to stop the lastest menace Garrett on the other hand appreciates a good four or five hours in the sack At first I thought These are pretty good stories The weird characters don t add much what s the point I couldn t really picture Dead Man or the trolls grolls elfen breeds but as I got deeper into the realm it all started to come together By the time I finished Book 3 I had formed mental images of all the non humans the world in which they live TunFaire and I don t think the next book I read will be uite the sameI highly recommend this to most any reader The characters Garrett his off on love interest from Book 2 Tinnie the Dead Man Garrett s friends The first three books in a classic urban fantasy series Garrett is a private investigator with a diverse clientele from damsels in distress to elves trolls and sorcerers Together
(PDF READ) Introducing Garrett PI Garrett Files #1 3 ¼ Glen Cook
Glen Cook was born in New York City lived in southern Indiana as a small child then grew up in Northern California After high school he served in the US Navy and attended the University of Missouri He worked for General Motors for 33 years retiring some years ago He started writing short stories in 7th grade had several published in a high school literary magazine He began writing with m