Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Black Country, by Alex Grecian
The old coal mining village of Blackhampton has a plague of problems: the village is falling bit by lethal bit into the old mine tunnels, everyone seems to be falling sick, a bogeyman is on the loose, and a big snow storm is on the way isolating the rural village even more. When a husband and wife and their baby son go missing, the local constable calls in Day and Hammersmith of the Yard. The atmosphere of cold, isolation and something awful right around the corner reminded me of "McCabe and Mrs. Miller."