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Monday, June 4

Another not a book review

This is a first novel, and it is fantastic. Well, okay, it isn't fantastic. But, it is really good. There isn't a lot of Chicago Noir out there, and there may be a perfectly good reason for that. Midwestern Noir? Yeah, there is something inherently wrong with that. Still, it seems to work in this book.
There are a few places in here where I may have rolled my eyes a bit. Mystery novels, like every other genre, have some overplayed conventions. You see them coming a mile off, and you hope they don't go there. And they do. And you roll your eyes. But, if the worst thing I can say about this book is that it is too convention in spots, that is a pretty big endorsement.


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