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At one-thirty

February 1, 2011

Damon Gaunt reads like a series detective, but isn’t one. As far as I know, he only appeared in one book: At One-Thirty, by Isabel Ostrander. I read it after Mark mentioned it in a comment on my Max Carrados post.

Like Max Carrados, Gaunt is a blind detective. Like Carrados, he makes deductions that astonish everyone, and people who aren’t told that he’s blind often don’t realize it. But Gaunt is a little bit more human and likable, largely because he knows that, while his heightened other senses and his analytical mind give him advantages over other people, that doesn’t mean his lack of sight isn’t a disadvantage. Read the rest of this entry ?