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Hard Boiled City: The Thomas Blume…

Hard Boiled City: The Thomas Blume Collection

by PT Reade

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This book follows private investigator Thomas Blume over several books.
Thomas has lost his wife, and is no longer working as a policeman, but has now moved to the country where his wife was murdered in order to try to find the perpetrators.

The book is well written, with enough darkness and sorrow but also enough intrigue and mystery to keep my attention through the entire book. ( )
  daleala | Mar 21, 2017 |
This is a good set of detection stories - light entertainment.
The narrator, Blume, is an ex-cop and alcoholic, struggling with his own case of the murders of his wife and son. Cleverly, there is not too much alcoholic maudlin bereft sentiment (could get boring), but enough is included to develop the character of Blume slightly.
Against this background, Blume takes the reader with him as he tackles an interesting case per book. There are not enough clues to work out what is going on before Blume does.
The pace, plots and writing are good, although there are at least 2 typos in the last book. I would have enjoyed a bit more character development but it was good enough for the stories and genre.
I received this as a LibraryThing Member GiveAway. Thank you. ( )
  BridgitDavis | Jul 22, 2016 |
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