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Dover Beach by Richard Bowker
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really liked it

This was a freebie but a good one. A guy in a bleak post-holocaust Boston decides to become a PI because he has read a ton of Hammett, Chandler, Parker and the like. He gets a case from a guy who thinks he is a clone of a missing scientist and wants to find the original. Our detective does not initially seem very good at detecting, but with a little help from his friends he gets on the trail that leads to England.

All the ingredients of a good private eye story are present: murder, buried secrets, femmes fatales. It turns out that the Sandman is actually pretty good at the detecting business. He solves the case which has quite a few layers to it. Unlike his literary models he does not get to shoot anyone, and he is shorter on the wisecracks, but then again he is just starting.
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Reading Progress

March 22, 2014 – Shelved
March 23, 2014 – Started Reading
March 26, 2014 – Finished Reading

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