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The Wicked Go To Hell by Frédéric Dard
The Wicked Go To Hell
by Frédéric Dard
read in January, 2017
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The French do 'noir' as well as anyone, and though Dard is new to me, he joins those other tremendous authors, Pascal Garnier, Georges Simenon and Jean-Patrick Manchette.

The notes at the back of the book say that he was very influenced by Simenon. T
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Darktown by Thomas Mullen
Darktown
by Thomas Mullen (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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Set in Georgia, the Deep South, in the years of racial segregation just after the Second War this is the story of Atlanta's first black police offices. The eight of them co-habit in a dark and dingy space below the YMCA and are treated dreadfully by ...more
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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
"Two Three things that always happen to make me realize how much I loved a book.
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2) I immediately start researching
3) I stay up all night to finish and end up with a book hangover

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The Fall Guy by James Lasdun
The Fall Guy
by James Lasdun
read in January, 2017
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This is a decent psychological slow-burning thriller set in rural New York State. Charlie is invited to spend the summer with his good friend Matthew, a city financier, and his wife in their very smart holiday home. It isn't long into the novel when ...more
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California by Ray Banks
California
by Ray Banks
read in January, 2017
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Most of my 'noir' reading has been from the US, so I was slow to catch on to stuff like this from Ray Banks. I'm really not sure why either because where could be a better setting for urban mayhem than Glasgow. The story is solid, Banks is clever wit ...more
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Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker
Tall Oaks
by Chris Whitaker (Goodreads Author)
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Not only is this a debut novel, but also a setting of small town America written by a Londoner.

Tall Oaks is a well-observed typical small town in America and Whitakers strength is in the description of his cast of characters, and ensuring the reader
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To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
To The Bright Edge of the World
by Eowyn Ivey (Goodreads Author)
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I wasn't so keen on Eowyn Ivey's earlier novel, The Snow Child. Despite the fantastic setting the content of the story isn't my thing. I recall criticising the supernatural element of the novel. I think inserting something of the supernatural into a ...more
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