A NET OF GOOD AND EVIL

https://www.crimetime.co.uk/to-cook-a-bear-by-mikael-niemi-a-net-of-good-and-evil-by-michael-scott-cain/ Courtesy of CRIME TIME UK A Net of Good and Evil by Michael Scott Cain The post-war communist witch-hunt which underpins this murder mystery is pretty dark and that’s the way most novelists spin it. Cain takes an original approach drawing on the farce and absurdity of the times to create a blackly comic tale.Continue reading “A NET OF GOOD AND EVIL”

LITTLE SISTER

Little Sister Robert Lee Martin (1952)Whether they cut her too much slack growing up out of pity for her mother dying when she was little or they just didn’t lavish the time on her for more selfish reasons, preoccupied with their own affairs, Little Sister grew up spoilt, her behaviour indulged. Now Linda is seventeen,Continue reading “LITTLE SISTER”

TROUBLE IS WHAT I DO

Trouble is What I do by Walter Mosley‘That phone number got me a night of bliss, a broken wrist, and, in the end, it cost a man his life. But that’s another story.’And so it is, a throw away that just gives the reader an idea of Mosley’s ease with a wittily intriguing turn ofContinue reading “TROUBLE IS WHAT I DO”