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The Avenger

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A truly thrilling detective novel from the pulp era, this is by Matthew Blood, who wrote under a number of pseudonyms; this is but one of many.
Published 1952 by Fawcett Gold Medal
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Steve Vincent Furness
Somewhat clunky beginning and middle make way for a very noir-ish, hardboiled third act. Decent prose, though it's nowhere near the level of Chandler or Hammet. It has the feel of Mickey Spillane, but the Mickster would have made the book flow much nicer.
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Shelves: pulp-fiction, murder, noir
The hardest hard boiled detective noir I've ever read.
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