Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Bust -- Ken Bruen and Jason Starr

Probably everyone's read this by now. A very funny look at the familiar noir tale of a man who's in love with a younger woman and who decides to have his wife murdered. You know going in that things will go wrong and there will be some double-dealing along the way, but with Starr and Bruen, you can never be sure just what surprises they'll spring on you. The title has multiple meanings, and just about every one you can think of applies. The book's full of jokes and in-jokes, but that doesn't distract from the seriousness of the goings-on in the least. This one's a real keeper, another Hard Case Crime triumph. Check it out.

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