Sunday, February 3, 2013

#6: The Storm Without by Tony Black

A Belfast cop drummed out under mysterious circumstances returns to his hometown of Ayr; and  before he hits the city limits he is involved in solving a young woman's murder (and a young man's framing for it) in Tony Black's The Storm Without.

Hard-boiled detective novel with increased interest provided by the setting, so fully realized as to be a character on its own.  Curiously, this was originally serialized in a local newspaper, which I found surprising; Black's description of poor weather, a poorer economy, vigilante cops, and crooked politicians would seem to discourage local tourism.

This was the first featuring this character, and I would be interested to see what happens to him next.

I received this from Blasted Heath for my beloved Kindle and read it quickly.

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