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4.0 out of 5 stars Echoes of Hitchcock and Highsmith, 22 Oct. 2012
This review is from: Big Dipper (Kindle Edition)
Of course I know the work of Stephen Wyatt through his scripts -- most recently his award winning radio plays, including a brilliant sequence devoted to Raymond Chandler -- but I had never read a book by him before. The Big Dipper is gripping from the first sentence. It's very well written and engrossing; in fact it's a classic noir thriller, written with great self assurance and frequent flashes of sardonic wit. It features insightful observations of culture and class and some excellent characterisation. Most importantly it offers real suspense and tension and, crucially for a murder mystery, it kept me guessing right up until its brutal conclusion.
Endeavour Press are to be congratulated for enabling this novel to see the light of day. It has the flavour of classic Hitchcock or Highsmith. Readers shouldn't be put off by the fact that it deals with an unsavoury segment of society -- which is to say, ardent supporters of Margaret Thatcher in the early 1990s.
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