RARA-AVIS: RED PLANET NOIR (an interesting new hardboiled sci-fi/mystery novel)

From: Debbi Mack (demack5@comcast.net)
Date: 16 Dec 2009

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    I just read a very clever new hardboiled sci-fi/mystery novel that may interest some people here. It's called RED PLANET NOIR by D.B. Grady and it's his debut novel. Basically, it's about an old-style (circa 1940s) private eye who's living in the future (after the apocalypse). It's (almost relentlessly) funny and plays with the hardboiled conventions in an interesting way.

    FYI--I posted a review of the book on my blog, The Book Grrl at http://thebookgrrl.blogspot.com/2009/12/trouble-is-old-style-detectives.html If you read the review, you'll note that I don't think it's noir in the strictest sense of the word, but it is definitely hardboiled.

    Best, Debbi

    Debbi Mack IDENTITY CRISIS Published by Lulu http://www.lulu.com/content/3923913 Available as an e-book on Amazon, Scribd and Smashwords http://www.debbimack.com http://midlistlife.wordpress.com/

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