RARA-AVIS: Re: British private eye writers?

From: Dick Lochte (dlochte@gmail.com)
Date: 19 Aug 2010

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    Patrick Neate's CITY OF TINY LIGHTS features "London's best Ugandan-Indian private eye," Tommy Akhtar. It's a very unique thriller -- well-written, funny, political, full of oddball slang and mild-to-seriously hardboiled -- that was short listed for the L.A. Times Book Prize in 2005. Haven't read any of Neate's other novels, one of which won the Whitbread, so can't say if this is his only journey into genre.

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