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Not enough smarts for me, a bit dry but serviceable
on 18 April 2013
Thought this was one I should read, as a good example of the genre.
It's adequate, definitely, but not for me as good as Raymond Chandler.
The elements are there: hard boiled detective, murder and mystery, the Woman (or two), dark powerful men. What was missing? The humour! Maybe I've been spoiled watching Humphrey Bogart in Chandler's films but this seemed to take itself a bit too seriously.
Also, listening to the audiobook did mean concentration was essential so it didn't get confusing.
Not my favourite genre so I'm maybe not the best judge but I like a bit of humour with my murders :)