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Black Country

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Paperback, 15 pages
Published March 2010 by Nightjar Press
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Aug 03, 2013 Paul rated it it was amazing

Strange crimes are being committed in an area of the industrial West Midlands. Clayheath barely exists anymore as a result of more urbanisation, industrial decline and the building of a shopping mall.

A detective born there returns to try to solve the mystery and in doing so confronts shocking and disturbing individual and collective memories.

Joel Lane is a unique writer with important things to say about us and our society and how they interrelation.

All of his work is highly recommended and th
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Jan 26, 2016 Erin Schable rated it really liked it
Like entering another world, a haunted one.
Apr 12, 2012 Andrew rated it really liked it
Nightjar publishes short stories in chapbook form which give the story space to breathe on the page, unhampered by being part of a magazine or a longer collection. This results in the mind being focussed on the written word much more intensely and in a story like this the format benefits. It's a simple tale, indicative of Lane's recent output, and to say too much about plot would spoil the reading process. These chapbooks are limited edition signed copies and well worth obtaining if you've read ...more
Jan 20, 2011 Alan rated it really liked it
read this last year but this has only just come on to GR. Another superb story from Joel. I've categorised as 'short stories' but in fact it's one story, in a nice little pamphlet type production.
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