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*** BEVERLY HILLS BOOK AWARD WINNER 2019 - SHAMUS DUST ***

*** ERIC HOFFER AWARD FINALIST 2020 ... SHAMUS DUST ***

*** INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST 2020 - SHAMUS DUST ***

*** NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST 2020 - SHAMUS DUST ***

As a teenager I'd read all of Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe stories - not so long after they were written as I’d like to think - and they knocked my socks off. He wrote about Los Angeles and its neon-lit boulevards, its sour, gritty downtown and gun-toting cops (a novelty to this young European) and made them exotic. But what really got under my skin was Marlowe's voice guiding me around the next street corner, and beyond it into a stale apartment block or a down and low bar. He invited me to look o
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Janet Roger I’m well on into a sequel to "Shamus Dust" called "The Gumshoe’s Freestyle", set six months later in the City of London (of course), in the summer of …moreI’m well on into a sequel to "Shamus Dust" called "The Gumshoe’s Freestyle", set six months later in the City of London (of course), in the summer of 1948. Those immediate postwar years made interesting times.

"The Gumshoe’s Freestyle" ties up some loose ends, returns to some characters from the first story and develops with them.

Actually, there are a few connections scattered here and there in "Shamus Dust", though you do seriously have to know your Chandler to spot them. I liked the idea of some oblique, passing link between two cases that Newman and Marlowe will never know they once shared an interest in.

That said, the new novel stands on its own and takes our PI to an entirely new case. It’s been interesting to decide which characters to go back to, how fleeting or important they need to be, and of course, how to introduce them to a reader who doesn’t already know them from the earlier story.(less)
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SHAMUS IN LONDON | Fleet Street, The Tipperary

"The line sputtered and died. I put the telephone back in its cradle and cleared my breath off the window glass. Twenty feet below, Fleet Street was quiet as a prayer, newsrooms dark and presses shut down for the holiday. Parked as close to the curb as the snowfall allowed, a Daimler limousine waited with its sidelights burning, fanning exhaust across the sidewalk. I was curious. Curious that a Ci

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