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Dark Maze (Neil Hockaday Mystery #2)

3.03 of 5 stars 3.03  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  5 reviews

Born and bred in Hell's Kitchen, Detective Neil Hockaday didn't think that much about an old geezer calling himself Picasso and babbling about slaughter on Tenth Avenueuntil the killings began. Now it's up to Hock to stop a murderer who makes killing an artreal masterworks in paint, flesh, and blood.

Published (first published December 1st 1991)
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I just finished reading Dark Maze by Thomas Adcock. This is the first book I’ve read by this author. I didn’t realize when I started it that it is the second of a series, but it stands on its own even though I haven’t read the first book.

Dark Maze is a mystery/police procedural/thriller. Detective Neil Hockaday is a member of the Street Crimes Unit, Manhattan, who is involved in solving a series of bizarre murders. His investigation leads him into the world of Coney Island carnival workers as he
#2 of the Neil "Hock" Hockaday series. 'Hock' is a native of 'Hell's Kitchen', NYC, where a good part of the action takes place. He encounters a street artist nicknamed Picasso who raves about death and killing. The murder of a woman in a bar referred to by Picasso seems to be related to him. Other links send 'Hock' to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital and to Coney Island, where he encounters denizens with a language and culture all their own.

Neil "Hock" Hockaday series - Born and bred in Hell's Kit
A fun easy read. Had a noir tone... Somewhat scattered but I did like it overall. Read at same time as Gone Girl, so the writing definitely pales in comparison
Worth the $1.34 I paid for it new at the Dollar General.
Sep 12, 2010 Elle rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I enjoyed the writing. Some nice quotes.
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Aka Buck Sanders (house pseudonym)

Thomas Adcock is a Detroit-born journalist and mystery novelist who won the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original in 1992. His novels and short stories been translated into Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Bulgarian and Czech. He began his newspaper career at the Detroit Free Press and has written for the Minneapolis Star-
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