Re: RARA-AVIS: Richard Aleas's Songs of Innocence

From: Gratefulbear (
Date: 07 May 2008

Both novels are excellent, Juri, and both are grim, as you say (truly noir). But I think Songs of Innocence is even better than Little Girl Lost. Do read both books, though, for a complete picture of the main character. I hope Aleas writes a third one - I look forward to seeing where he takes the story next!


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----- Original Message ----- From: "Juri Nummelin" <> To: <> Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 10:58 AM Subject: RARA-AVIS: Richard Aleas's Songs of Innocence

> Did I already mention that I finished Richard Aleas's AKA Charles Ardai's
> Hard Case Crime original SONGS OF INNOCENCE? It's excellent, all the way
> through (minus one scene in which I was wondering whether the guy was in a
> memorial with a bloody shirt). It's fast-moving and exciting, and the
> explanation is plausible.
> And it's grim - if this is not noir, then nothing is. I haven't read the
> previous Aleas, LITTLE GIRL LOST, but if it's as good as this, it's
> excellent.
> Juri

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