The Julius Katz Collection

The Julius Katz Collection❮Reading❯ ➵ The Julius Katz Collection ➭ Author Dave Zeltserman – The award winning Julius Katz stories have delighted mystery fans since first appearing on the pages of Ellery ueen Mystery Magazine in 2009 JULIUS KATZ introduced readers to Boston's most brilliant e The award winning Julius Katz stories have delighted mystery fans since first appearing on the pages of Ellery ueen Mystery Magazine in JULIUS 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 stories The Julius eBook Ø as this collection contains the first six Julius Katz mystery stories originally published in Ellery ueen 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 storiesJulius Katz winner of the Shamus and Derringer awardsArchie's Been Framed winner of Ellery ueen's Readers Choice AwardOne Angry Julius and Eleven Befuddled JurorsArchie Solves the Case winner of Ellery ueen's Readers Choice AwardJulius Katz and a Tangled WebbJulius AccusedJulius Katz and the Case of a Sliced Ham. 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 ueen’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 collectionIn 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 meetingThe 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 uickly takes a dark and sinister turnNext 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 clipWith 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 uickly 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 ArchieEven 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 meetingJulius 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 uayle 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 far complex than their fictional counterpartsCharles 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 a personal 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 timeWine and food are freuent 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 murdererArchie 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 catsAs Ed Gorman noted in the forward the tales in The Julius Katz Collection often hint at the darkness that is far prevalent 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 waysThat coupled with intriguing cases featuring complex mysteries plenty of multi dimensional characters and an artificial intelligence becoming and human 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 Zeltsermanhttpwwwhardluckstoriescom Top Suspense Bookshttptopsuspenseblogspotcom November 2014ASIN B00P8EDITIE Book also available in paperback352 Pages499The author provided me a e book review copy uite some time ago in exchange for my objective reviewKevin R Tipple ©2015 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 exampleThis 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 relationshipThis 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 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 A great collection to reread those from Ellery ueen 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 Uniue 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 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 I am willing to admit that Zeltserman's Julius Katz stories probably have greater appeal to avid readers of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe from which they are inspired but these stories are so much better than mere pastiches Enjoyable but I recommend leaving a day between each story because they become repetitive Splendid in the best traditionAlthough reading such a coection can be a bit overwhelming individually each is brilliant Thoroughly enjoyable well written strongly recommend Good box setThe stories were entertaining although somewhat repetitive He solved every crime the same way Liked the two main characters they were uite a pair

The Julius Katz Collection MOBI ↠ The Julius  eBook
  • Paperback
  • 350 pages
  • The Julius Katz Collection
  • Dave Zeltserman
  • English
  • 11 August 2016
  • 9781502706737