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Noir and gritty.
on 9 September 2009
I was curious to read 'Lennox' I must admit, only because I am such a fan of Craig Russell 'Herr Kommissar Fabel' serie. So here no Hamburg but Glasgow in the fifties and Lennox is a tough private detective having no small troubles with the all powerful gangsters, drug-barons etc... of the city.
In fact 'Lennox' is so different in genre, writing and style from the 'Fabel' serie, that it could have been written by someone else. Personally gritty, noir, crime of that kind is not at all what I enjoy reading, but I found it very convincing, with an engaging, if not likeable, central character and a plot full of twist and surprises that keep you guessing and interested all along. Nevertheless, I think I'll stick to the original Craig Russell creation, and might not revisit Lennox in Glasgow. Too many 'goons and heavys' for my taste...