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Crime Fiction and the Indie Contribution by Chris Longmuir
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This welcome venture by Chris Longmuir, who writes excellent crime fiction herself, should be regarded as a standard work and a much needed vade mecum into the world of indie crime. Well researched, detailed, thoughtful, yet lively and readable, this book represents Longmuir's reading of over 60 crime ebooks, some of which she has selected as good enough to feature in detail, giving valuable recommendations to anyone seeking to widen their reading of crime fiction. My Kindle 'highlight' feature came in very handy, as I marked many of the books for future buying after having my appetite for varying kinds of murder whetted by her descriptions.
She has focused on the indie ebook market,… Read more
Roman Dalton - Werewolf PI by Paul D. Brazill
Roman Dalton - Werewolf PI by Paul D. Brazill
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I thought I'd already reviewed this book and I'm glad I'm doing it now much later on, as it has stayed with me in a way I'd not have known at the beginning. A werewolf PI is a great idea, of which more anon - these short stories are all about Roman Dalton, the eponymous rug-pelted lunar-challenged carnivorous sleuth, and they are set in a city which is Noir personified. Masses of action, I must say right off, but what stays with me is the language, the evocation of that most dystopian yet strangely beautiful city and its characters, literally larger than life in many cases. Fans of the Chandler/Robert B Parker school of dialogue will relish the exchanges in here, but Brazil never misses a… Read more
The Death Game: A Kirsty Campbell Novel (Kirsty Ca&hellip by Chris Longmuir
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A welcome new series of murder mysteries from Chris Longmuir, and a terrific start to a terrific idea with this darkly thrilling novel set in 1919 Dundee. Yes, Longmuir's gone all historical, and she's created a new female sleuth unlike any I for one have encountered before, with a fascinating history and back story. I had no idea about the beginnings of policewomen in England and Scotland, or their links with the suffragettes whose relationship with the police pre-war was fraught to say the least! Kirsty Campbell is a woman ahead of her times, a policewoman newly assigned to Dundee, where she faces puzzlement and prejudice from her fellow officers and family as well as from those policed… Read more