RE: RARA-AVIS: Re: Small Crimes

From: Ron Clinton (
Date: 07 Mar 2010

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    > Roger Smith, who's two crime thrillers, Mixed Blood and Wake Up Dead, are
    just great, violent as hell, and nothing watered down or cartoonish about them (although Ron Clinton might disagree about the bent cop, Rudi, in Mixed Blood),

    Yes, Dave and I, who usually see eye-to-eye, have differing viewpoints on that character. Having said that, though, I agree with Dave that Smith's MIXED BLOOD is a compelling and worthwhile read. While there may have been elements in it that were a bit over-the top (though certainly not to the extent of BEAT THE REAPER), it's a book that's tough to put down and stays with I type this, many months since having read it, I can still remember it vividly, and for me that's pretty unusual. It's a not a perfect book, but it's quite good, and I'm looking forward to reading WAKE UP DEAD.

    Ron C.

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