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Prelude to a Certain Midnight (1947)

by Gerald Kersh

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Crime fiction with a difference, more a carachter study of various people in an unnamed city centre with a strong resemblance to Soho, although some major differences too. All kinds of people contribute to the solution but with great dramatic irony too. ( )
  wrichard | Apr 13, 2012 |
Macabre and ebon, a bleak cry in the night from the end of the second world war. Well worth reading.
  SomeGuyInVirginia | Nov 18, 2010 |
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In London under the fog of war, a 10-year-old Jewish girl is murdered. The police have no clues and little interest, so crusader Asta Thundesley takes up the challenge, sifting through clues and gathering up suspects for a dinner party where... nothing is learned. Detective Turpin goes by the book, and finds himself with a stunning set... of dead ends. Fascinating example of life's perils by author Kersh (Night and the City), who reminds for every winner, there can be a ton of losers. First published 1947.

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