Sunday, February 18, 2018

Review - Prague Noir by Pavel Mandys

Prague Noir
" ... dark, provocative, well-crafted tales from the disenfranchised .."

Sums it up succinctly. In an age when the professional private detective did not come into existence until the 1990s, where there was no organised crime, and the secret police ruled with terror and fear, comes a diverse range of tales from all aspects of Czech history.

It is said that "... the best noirs end tragically or at least ambiguously .." and many of these tales fit that mold.

Not once was my attention diverted from the stories at hand, and I was captivated by the style of writing - there was no sense of repetition in the story telling - each was unique.

A great addition to a growing collection of international noir.

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