Monday, September 14, 2009

Pryce, Malcolm: Don't Cry For Me Aberystwyth (10.02.09)

The fourth Louie Knight noir in the parallel universe where Aberystwyth is home to, among others, veterans of the Patagonian war. With most of the characters continuing from the previous novels, the murder of Father Christmas starts the story off with Adolf Eichmann, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Etta Place, Mossad and the Pinkertons all playing a part. this is a briliant mix of noir and spy fiction with the latter being dominant. The many twists are reminiscent of those spy thrillers where no-one is quite who or what they seem to be with the whole revolving around the solidness of the ongoing cast led by Knight, his partner Calamity, his father Eeyore and his recovered love Myfanwy. brilliant in both conception and execution.

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