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Gripping and dark,
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This review is from: The Prone Gunman (Paperback)
Quite easily read in one sitting of a couple of hours this little story will grip your attention from start to finish. Not quite as good, to my mind, as the other book by Manchette available in English -- Three to Kill - it still knocks spots off a lot of the formulaic procedurals that are being served up by many crime writers. Lots of nasty things happen in the fairly short span of the novella but none of them are gratuitous to the plot or contrived. Perhaps the best thing to say about it to explain its appeal is that when it's over you'll probably want to read another one by Manchette. It is to be hoped that someone is even now working on translating some more of his books. Unfortunately, since he died not long after writing this one, the list of what can be translated is quite short.