Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Black-Eyed Blonde, by Benjamin Black
I'm not sure why Benjamin Black has decided to resurrect Philip Marlowe, but he seems to be enjoying the freedom to employ Chandler's pre-PC language and craft a story around his college-educated, poetry referencing gumshoe. Marlowe is hired by an Irish perfumer's daughter to track down a missing boyfriend, but nothing about the case makes sense. Isn't this fan fiction?