BOOK REVIEW: SHAMUS DUST by JANET ROGER

The Blurb: Two candles flaring at a Christmas crib. A nurse who steps inside a church to light them. A gunshot emptied in a man s head in the creaking stillness before dawn, that the nurse says she didn't hear. It s 1947 in the snowbound, war-scarred City of London, where Pandora s Box just got opened … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: SHAMUS DUST by JANET ROGER

GORODSKOY PARK

Gorodskoy Park in the sunshine. Not the most beautiful park. More concrete than greenery, but well-maintained. A series of paths connected by roundabouts. Along the wider walkways, freshly painted green benches, shaded by overhanging wispy branches. So what was I doing in this nondescript park in the middle of Minsk? Well, that is a longer … Continue reading GORODSKOY PARK

HERE’S LOOKIN’ AT YOU, KID

'We've checked everywhere, Sam, it ain't here,' said Ruth. I dropped the sledgehammer. 'Alright Gutman, where is it?' 'I told you. Ask Cairo. He knows, not me.' 'Cairo's dead. So's Archer. You're responsible. Now cough up the statue.' 'Poor Mr. Spade. You're nothing but a clueless gumshoe.' 'The Falcon, where is it?' I aimed the … Continue reading HERE’S LOOKIN’ AT YOU, KID