Sunday, April 26, 2015

11. Blood and Judgement by Michael Gilbert

(written Dec 5, 2015 catching up)

This is really the Gilberts I love.  Urban (Londong) procedural investigations with really smart police (often Petrella).  This is early in Petrella's career and though clearly a gifted character, Gilbert never makes it easy for him. His career is often at risk.  The violence is limited, but what there is quick and brutal.  Good stuff.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

10. A Kind of Anger by Eric Ambler

(written Dec 5, catching up)
I have a beautiful Atheneum book club edition of this later Ambler (1964), in great condition.  The story is a nice combination of sleazy journalism and current (at the time)events.  A reporter gets caught up in the middle of a murder of an expat Kurdish general and flees with his mistress.  A little more fanastical in the end than is usual for Ambler, and a lot of fun.