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ISBN: 0399139834
Author: Gregory McDonald
Language: English
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons; 1st edition (September 15, 1994)
Pages: 222
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 975
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Gregory Mcdonald (February 15, 1937 – September 7, 2008) was an American mystery writer whose most famous character is investigative reporter Irwin Maurice "Fletch" Fletcher.

Gregory Mcdonald (February 15, 1937 – September 7, 2008) was an American mystery writer whose most famous character is investigative reporter Irwin Maurice "Fletch" Fletcher. Two of the Fletch books earned Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America: Fletch was named Best First Novel in 1975, and Confess, Fletch won for Best Paperback Original in 1977. This is the only time a novel and its sequel won back-to-back Edgars

Fletch Reflected ( Fletch - 11 ) Gregory Mcdonald Fletch Reflected Fletch’s newfound son Jack has just heard . Gregory Mcdonald is the author of twenty-six books, including eleven Fletch novels and four Flynn mysteries.

Fletch Reflected ( Fletch - 11 ) Gregory Mcdonald Fletch Reflected Fletch’s newfound son Jack has just heard from an old flame who’s about to marry a billionaire’s son-that is until. He has twice won the Mystery Writers of America’s prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Mystery Novel, and was the first author to win for both a novel and its sequel. He lives in Tennessee. His Web site is ww. regorymcdonald. Books by Gregory Mcdonald.

Gregory Mcdonald Confess, Fletch Gregory Mcdonald is the author of twenty-five books, including nine Fletch novels and three Flynn mysteries. The Buck Passes Flynn. He has twice won the Mystery Writers of America’s.

Gregory McDonald's FLETCH REFLECTED is the end of the story line (I think), but not the last written. This one lacks the sharp dialogue one associated with the Fletch novels. It features Fletch's son in a southern compound of great wealth and deep hatred. I like Gregory McDonald's work - really. McDonald's not Robert B. Parker, but you can generally count on a Fletch novel to move along at a reasonably brisk pace and provide the wit that's become such an integral part of the t in the modern mystery genre. That's why I was so dissapointed in Fletch Reflected.

Gregory Mcdonald's way of telling a story, frequently depending almost entirely upon dialogue for . The publisher threatened to renege on contracts if Mcdonald did not agree to use the iconical name "Fletch" in the titles.

His style has been among the most widely imitated since he first demonstrated it, although never very successfully. The prime example of this style is not in a mystery, but in "Lovers and Pantaloons," the first work in his volume on The Seven Ages of Man, "Exits and Entrances.

Gregory Mcdonald was educated at Harvard University and, at the same time, started up an international yacht trouble-shooting business to help pay his way through college

When Fletch's newfound son, Jack, decides to help a former lover in distress, his kindness brings him trouble. Gregory Mcdonald was educated at Harvard University and, at the same time, started up an international yacht trouble-shooting business to help pay his way through college. In 1964, Mcdonald was hired at the Boston Globe.

Confess, Fletch The flight from Rome had been pleasant enough, even if. .Источник: Gregory Mcdonald. Другие книги схожей тематики: Автор.

Confess, Fletch The flight from Rome had been pleasant enough, even if the business he was on wasn’t exactly. His Italian fiance’s father had been kidnapped and presumably murdered, and Fletch is on the trail of a stolen art collection that is her only patrimony. Two of the Fletch books have earned Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America: "Fletch" was named Best First Novel in 1975, and "Confess, Fletch" won for Best Paperback Original in 1977. This is the only time a novel and its sequel won back-to-back Edgars.

Gregory Mcdonald is the author of twenty-six books, including eleven Fletch novels and four Flynn mysteries. Fletch Won. Fletch, Too.

11 primary works, 12 total works. Book 4. Fletch and the Widow Bradley. Shelve Fletch Reflected. He’s an investigative reporter whos. ore.

Fletch and his newfound son, Jack, go undercover again to help Jack's ex-lover find out who is trying to kill her fiance+a7's father.

Comments:

Sudert
Fletch Reflected probably isn''t amongst the best of this entertaining series but, as part of the whole , it is fun to read and a pleasant diversion. More to the point, it is ( sadly) the last we have heard of Fletch and son so that thought accompanies you along the way. I was introduced to Gregory McDonald by a friend who suggested I would enjoy some light summer reading. She was right - but, although , McDonald treads lightly with plenty of laughs, he lands some heavy punches on all kinds of issues . That he does it with such a deft and consistent touch is but one reason that Fletch has been ( and remains ) such good company .
Gavinranara
Anything by Mr. M. gets my vote!
kinder
Oddly, even after two books with Jack as a character, there isn't very much differentiation between he and a young Fletch. I do feel like he's a bit more reserved and not quite as ascerbic in his humor, but there's just something missing to make him a completely differentiated character. I had missed Crystal, so it was nice to have her back, but she didn't seem to have the same sort of spark or confidence, which I missed from her earlier appearance in Fletch's Fortune. Fletch himself seems to have slowed down a bit, but he also wasn't taking the lead in this either. I don't think there was a single adverse reference to Irwin Maurice by Fletch in the entire text, yet there was one neutral to positive mention of it by Fletch, followed by a questioning disparagement of it by Jack.

I did like the Mortimer character and his long time hatred for Fletch, though some of the dialogue read/played more comedic than as a more appropriate brewing hatred. There is some scant background about Mortimer's character and past with Fletch, but it could potentially play out as another entire Fletch backstory in itself. Without a really well motivated plot, I'm not sure I'd want to read that prequel though.

There is only the slightest of pauses between this book and the prior Son of Fletch. Except for the denouement of action in the prior book, this one simply picks up with what's happening on the following day. Unlike most in the Fletch series where the plot gets off like a shot on page one or page two, the motivation for the major plot of the book doesn't drop until about a fifth of the way in. Also different from most in the series, this book has a primary plot which follows Jack while there's a secondary plot following Fletch and Crystal. I presume that Mcdonald meant for the two books about Jack to be a spin-off of sorts and so maybe he was changing the model a bit?

While I appreciated the close out of what Fletch did to help Crystal after the last installment and the Mortimer character did provide some entertainment, I could have done without the B plot here. I'd have preferred more action with Jack and maybe even Fletch on the "compound". There is an interesting juxtaposition between the compounds of the last book and this book in terms of their functions and socioeconomic statuses within the two works.

The ultimate murder of Radleigh was unfulfilling though Fletch did get a few nice rejoinders as a result. The ending nearly mimiced the all-too-quick wind down of Son of Fletch and was generally underwhelming for me. I suspect the general problem with the piece overall, was that Jack didn't really have to work too hard at hiding himself and wasn't directly in danger at all during the entire piece which left some of the suspense out. Leaving all of the suspense on Radleigh's shoulders just didn't do enough for me.

Summary

While relatively entertaining, this is one of the least interesting and motivated stories in the Fletch canon. I'd rank it toward the bottom of the pantheon, though it was at least more fun to read than Fletch Too, which was just painful.
Dagdalas
I like Gregory McDonald's work -- really. McDonald's not Robert B. Parker, but you can generally count on a Fletch novel to move along at a reasonably brisk pace and provide the wit that's become such an integral part of the detective-protagonist in the modern mystery genre. That's why I was so dissapointed in Fletch Reflected. I saw somewhat of a decline in Son of Fletch, but that book looks like a masterpiece when compared to this loose sequel.
For my money, the central plot is far less interesting to me than character development and interaction. In a very un-McDonald-like way, both Fletch and his son Jack -- the two central characters -- seem flat, as though they are there only to move the plot along. Of course, there are a few witty lines, but they don't come with the frequency or consistency needed to support the novel or engage the reader.
The problem probably begins with the plot itself. From the onset of the book, I didn't buy it. I couldn't fathom why Jack would get involved in the story; the proper motivation simply wasn't there. Fletch's only motivation was to help Jack.
When I finally reached the end of the novel (a rather arduous task), I was dissapointed further by a contrived ending that somehow managed to tie everything together too cleanly and leave unanswered questions. Worse, the ending seemed very abrupt, as though McDonald tired of writing the novel and just decided to end it -- which, mercifly, he did.
Again, I like McDonald's other work-- but if you're looking for an enjoyable read, you'd be better served by looking at his older stuff.
Ynonno
Gregory McDonald's FLETCH REFLECTED is the end of the story line (I think), but not the last written. This one lacks the sharp dialogue one associated with the Fletch novels.
It features Fletch's son in a southern compound of great wealth and deep hatred. The story just doesn't work for a Fletch.
Nash Black, author of HAINTS.

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