Swierczynski, Duane. Revolver.

NY: Mulholland Books, 2016.

I stumbled on one of this author’s earlier crime novels a few years ago and became an almost instant fan of his rather noir style. He’s a Philadelphian through and through and the seamy side of the city he knows so well becomes a character in his books, too. And this time, he indulges in an unusual sort of narrative strategy.

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Connelly, Michael. The Black Box.

NY: Little, Brown, 2012.

When someone asks Detective Harry Bosch, homicide specialist with the LAPD, how long he’ll stay on the job, he replies, “As long as they’ll let me.” In any event, he’s in his sixties now and took delayed retirement so he could come back on contract and work for the cold-case squad.

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