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Professor Moriarty by Kim Newman
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Professor Moriarty by Kim Newman
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This is hilarious. The narrator is Col. Sebastian Moran, who figures in the Sherlock Holmes stories.

He's a bit like Flashman.

Written in a pseudo-academic style, with copious endnotes. Some of the endnotes are legit; some just perpetuate the joke.

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Revival by Stephen King
Revival
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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I haven't made it through a King novel in some time. I find his later stuff to be preachy and needlessly complex.

But "Revival" is a strong book. He covers some of the same territory as Robertson Davies "Fifth Business," although this is definitely S
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The Black-Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black
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Another attempt to do a Marlowe story, and it's hit-or-miss, mostly the latter.

Black doesn't tie himself in knots trying to top the tarantula on a slice of angel food, but he doesn't go out of his way to echo Chandler, either.

Frankly, he could have j
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After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman
After I'm Gone
by Laura Lippman (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Lippman is married to David Simon, which explains all that Baltimore lingo like "a murder police."

The story is strong and the characters memorable. The problem with this novel is its structure, which leaps around from the late 50s to the present time
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Little Elvises by Timothy Hallinan
Little Elvises (Junior Bender, #2)
by Timothy Hallinan (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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There are four of these Junior Benders, and as usual I started in the middle because someone gave the book to me.

The story is insane, the characters memorable (and insane), and the dialogue and narration is absolutely first-rate. Hallinan is the king
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Indignation by Philip Roth
" Never mind Portnoy. The Great American Novel is what you want. "
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Hitler's Peace by Philip Kerr
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