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Which Is Better, Gorgeous Writing or a Gorgeous Blonde?

In The Black-Eyed Blond, Benjamin Black provides such a satisfying incarnation of Raymond Chandler's sensibility, it's almost possible to pretend Chandler is back among the living.

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'Elegy for April': Benjamin Black's New Dublin Noir

John Banville's alter ego resurrects Quirke in another 1950s Dublin noir adventure.

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The Lemur by Benjamin Black

Enough red herrings strewn in your path to keep you guessing almost to the end

Frank Wilson
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Christine Falls by Benjamin Black

There's lots of rain, fog, and shadowy mists, as if a sunny day might wreck the storyline -- and then there's the "hand problem".

Diane Leach
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The Grave Tattoo by Val McDermid

Two approaches, one literary, the other genre, from Val McDermid and John Banville deliver similar rewards.

Chauncey Mabe
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Christine Falls by Benjamin Black

Man Booker Prize-winner John Banville offers his first crime novel.

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