"In the darkness things always go away from you. Memory holds you down while regret and sorrow kick the hell out of you.This book is unlike any other detective novel I've read. You know how in all detective stories you get the sense that the case our hero is investigating is a stand-out case for him amongst all of his smaller, regular assignments? That it's a a mystery that he'll probably remember forever and is worth dedicating a b ...more
The only help you'll get is a few hard drinks and morning."
A focus on place. While a mystery deals typically with crime, the crime/event takes place in time and place. Within "The Long-Legged Fly" you can smell, feel, and taste New Orleans.
A focus on character. One doesn't have to like the protagonist and here Lew Griffin is full of warts, an acerbic sometimes recovering drunk who is prone to letting people dow...more