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Research, reality and all the one liners you'll ever need
on 18 November 2013
I'm so pleased I found this guy, can't get enough. Started with 'True Detective', where Nate Heller gets mixed up with John Dillinger, and now I'm in 1947 Los Angeles and the famous case of the Black Dahlia, who James Ellroy has also visited. Collins' ability to stitch real people and events together with his fictional PI in the middle is immensely impressive and enjoyable, a real lift in crime writing – and Lord knows, at about 3 crime novels a week, I need it. Can't recommend highly enough. Like Chandler only with real historical facts and figures. And a lot more sex.