RARA-AVIS: Tempted by Trouble by Eric Jerome Dickey

From: davezeltserman (Dave.Zeltserman@gmail.com)
Date: 22 Sep 2010

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    You'd never guess this is an excellent crime noir novel from it's title or cover or even the book's description, but it is. Written in first person, Dmytryk Knight, at one time a white collar professional before being reduced to blue collar factory worker, finds himself out of work, and is pushed into robbing banks by his wife. When his wife leaves him, the bank robberies continue with one going horribly wrong before leading up to the big score. The writing reminds me of a mix of early Lawrence Block and recent Walter Mosley, and is also somewhat reminiscent of Reservoir Dogs as the book stays true to it's noir vision throughout. Highly recommended, especially if you like desperate bank robbery books.

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