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Monday, February 6, 2012

Noir is Back!

Reel Life Crime
Author: Cary Pepper
Author’s Website: www.carypepper.comGenre: Fiction/Detective/CrimeISBN: 978-1-4658-4263-3
Amazon: B0068438WE
Reviewed by cemag originally for Amazon
Five-Star Review
A GREAT READ for those of us who love the old movies and this genre.

The author takes us back to the days of Spade and Marlow: nicely done with some surprising twists! Based on the story every movie-lover knows - The Maltese Falcon - the author builds
on little-known facts about the movie's production and creates a new story around this well-known tale.

While taking us on a tour of San Francisco, a modern noir P.I. tries to put the pieces of this bird puzzle together. The dialogue is crisp, the characters are skillfully drawn and delightfully offbeat, and the plot, while intentionally tracking the original, is new and fresh. And, of course, there's a beautiful woman knee- (or thigh-) deep in the case.

Perhaps the beginning of a series...

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