Re: RARA-AVIS: Kersh & miker

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 05 Dec 2002

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> Now back to Kersh. It has been more than a quarter of a century since I
> PRELUDE and my memory is hazy but ***(Caution for Spoiler)*** I didn't
> the foggiest notion of who the murderer was when I finished. But I loved
> book. One other friend read it and hated it for that very reason. She
> needed closure. In NOIR FICTION Duncan notes that the only "winner" of
> book was the murderer. Love it or hate it.

Are you thinking of another book, Richard? The murderer is clearly identified in the first couple of paragraphs of chapter 42. 1:"The murderer sat down to write. He had sent his suit to be cleaned by Sam Sabbatini." 2:"Tobit Osbert found a certain refined pleasure in the contemplation of the fact that Sam Sabbatini...was washing away evidence."


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