“Tough, fast-paced…Thompson’s convincing characters race toward an inevitable and explosive showdown.”
Today’s crime fiction links:
A Jury of Twelve Answers…. “What is Noir?”: In the Supreme Court ruling of Jacobellis vs. Ohio, Justice Potter Stewart wrote regarding obscenity that “he knew it when he saw it.” That’s a good benchmark for a lot of
things, but it works particularly well for noir.
Book reviews: ‘Night School’ by Lee Child and ‘The Wrong Side of Goodbye’ by Michael Connelly: Conundrum: The state of being when a bestselling mystery writer’s serial star starts to age. What to do? Some stop writing. Others start a new, usually less successful, series. A few continue pumping out the adventures until fans scream “Uncle!” If you are Lee Child, creator of the modern world’s most popular crime fiction character, you ignore it and concoct a prequel.
Preston author’s second major crime novel based in the city is released: A Tree Born Crooked follows a police investigation into Gorpewood House, a brutal and cruel children’s home.