Re: RARA-AVIS: Mr. White's Confession

Date: 20 Sep 2002


Re your question below:

> . . . I found
> a book . . . called MR. WHITE'S CONFESSION . . .
> by Robert Clark.
> It compares him on the cover to Hammett and Crumley.
> Has anybody read
> this book? Is it any good?

I've read it and, appropriately enough for this month, it's a police procedural.

Set during the Depression in (IIRC) the Twin Cities area, it's about the search for a serial killer. But in an era of widespread police corruption and very low-tech policing techniques, the cops aren't even really aware that they're dealing with a serial killer.

It won the Edgar for Best Novel a few years ago, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I'd stop short of comparing Clark to Hammett, however.


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