Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Black Mile, by Mark Dawson

This police procedural is set in London in the 1940s. The hero is Charlie Murphy, an unfriendly and somewhat obsessive cop in a family of far more successful and pleasant police officers: his father and older brother Frank. Women are brutally murdered and Charlie has an opportunity to leap ahead in his career.

This might have been an okay novel except for the ending. It felt as though a chapter was missing due to the extremely poor closure to the book. I'd have barely recommended it without this fault, but because of it I would suggest against this novel.

The Black Mile (Soho Noir Thrillers, #1)

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