Sherlock Holmes, the most famous fictional detective in the English language, once quipped that, “No ghosts need apply” when it comes to solving a seemingly unsolvable case.
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“entertainment for the Christmas season.”
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Slipping is a collection of Lauren Beukes’ previously published shorter works that shows off her skill across a range of genres.
“these 13 stories will ‘take you for a ride.’”
Akashic Books deserves kudos for their fine service to noir.
“Now that’s vengeance.”
Yep, sometimes life is not fair. But there’s a difference between not getting a job and having your pension fund looted by a weasel.
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When a book boasts the monumental declaration, The Best American Noir of the Century, it damn well better stand up to scrutiny—all prodigious 752 pages of it.