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The Tuesday Blade Paperback – January, 1981

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Warner Books (January 1981)
  • ISBN-10: 0446956430
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446956437
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,578,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By B. Wilkie on August 7, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I was looking through my mother's book collection when a title caught my eye. "The Tuesday Blade." The cover was interesting and the blurb sounded good enough so I chose to read it. It was a choice I would never forget. I was hooked from the first page. Every spare minute I had was a chance to dig deeper into the world that was "The Tuesday Blade." I was mesmerized by Gloria-Ann Cooper and the way that she saw the world. It is now two years since I first read this book and I still haven't forgotten the way this book made me feel.

Since there is currently no info about the book I will include the book's blurb, "...Gloria-Ann Cooper--blond, statuesque, raised in Greer County, Oklahoma--arrives at the Port Authority Bus Terminal to start life in the big city working as a magazine researcher and rooming with her childhood girlfriend. What Gloria expects is a world filled with glamour, the 'swinging singles' scene of fascinating men, chic restaurants, discotheques and elegant dinner parties. From the moment she steps off the bus, however, the world she finds is that of the city's dark underbelly--pimps, prostitutes, married men looking for a quick score, and suddenly, murder. A series of bizarre killings that baffle the police suddenly become part of Gloria's nightmare. As one cops says, 'If we're lucky, we're looking for one guy carrying seven straight-edged razors; if we're unlucky, what we're looking for is seven guys carrying one razor each.' What follows is a search unparralleled since Jack the Ripper and an ending of terrifying suspense. The Tuesday Blade is a haunting reading experience you will never forget."
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Format: Paperback
Being an Oklahoman, the main character resonated with me. At the time, I was in a violent relationship and this novel seemed to release some of the anger I had had being a victim of domestic violence. Although I don't condemn violence, some things are beyond mere mortal laws -- some things need vengeance and the Universe and Powers that Be are aligned. The heroine is applauded in my opinion for taking something that was stolen and making things as fair as they can be on her level.

Just because things are not in the perfect world, neither are we. There are times that one has to play by another's rules/game to simply survive; physically and psychologically.
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Format: Hardcover
I read this book back when I was a teen and loved it. It made it's way through family members and a list of friends. I still have it today, but alas, with all the passing around, pages are missing. I couldn't believe my luck when I googled and found this site and this book. I am now in my late 40's and I am looking forward to reading it again, and once again sharing with my family, my daughter-in-law can't wait for the book as I have told her parts I still remember. I also read Fern Michael's sisterhood books and enjoy them thoroughly, but none have been as good as the Tuesday blade. Well worth the buy and the read.
..........Kim
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Bob Ottum's THE TUESDAY BLADE is detective fiction at its best and one of the early ones.
Gloria-Ann Cooper arrives in New York with high hopes and big dreams. She is abducted, drugged, and constantly raped. The first time she was gang raped was when she was ten years old and living in a rural community in OK. She was able to extract her revenge with impunity because everyone even children understood the unwritten rules that govern society.
In NY she recovers her senses and grabs the first weapon she can find for vengeance. But NY isn't OK and it is called murder. The reader always knows the killer and it is up to Detective Antonio DeMario to bring her to justice.
A good story; well told with a surprise ending.
Nash Black, author of SINS OF THE FATHERS.
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I remember this book from the seventies, and had to have it again. The way she gets revenge on the man who hurts her is startling and maybe a little bit thrilling. I won't kill the ending, but it was well worth the ride.
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Format: Hardcover
You'll never look at prostitution again after reading this. This is not the world of Irma La Douce or The Happy Hooker. This is nasty, cruel and mesmerizing. I remains one of my favorites. I just wish it had ended differently and she were still out there doing what should be done. It seems that Bob Ottum wrote only two novels. His other one is dark but with a modicum of humor. It's fun but it doesn't match The Tuesday Blade which punches you in the gut from the very beginning and keeps on until you close on the last page exhausted. Great reading. Maybe great lit. Certainly great message for johns.
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I purchased this book when it was a book of the month selection in 1976. It's a great detective novel with an intriguing heroine. Her actions were not revenge but survival. Good characters. Good story. Surprise ending. It's hard to put down and a quick read. It's a treasure in my library.
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