The Black-Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black

The Black-Eyed Blonde by Benjamin BlackThe Black-Eyed Blonde
by Benjamin Black
(pub. 2/14)

Departing from his sterling series featuring Dublin-based pathologist Quirke, the author recreates Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe and sends him unraveling a mystery set in mid-20th Century Southern California.  Chandler fans will rejoice but the plot is so clever, the characters so rich, the pervasive atmosphere so compelling and the hardboiled dialogue so entertaining that a reader need not be a Chandler fan to enjoy thoroughly.  An engrossing read from first page to last.

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