Joseph Hansen has created a successful series in which he features Dave Brandstetter.
This time, Brandstetter is involved with “the Knifer in the Dark”--and this villain's victims
are exclusively young men, homosexuals, who are dying of AIDS. This is a fast-paced
West Coast novel . In “Early Graves,” Hansen's series maintains its edginess, its
excitement, as the author relies on modern themes and situations to carry his narratives.