Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw

30199328Atmospheric Lovecraftian noir with a really tremendous eye for detail, which packs a lot of (horrible) content in a very slim volume. The one thing for which I deducted one star was that it follows a lot of noir in that the narrator is aggressively misogynistic–it’s mostly the narrator, though I wished that the two kids hadn’t both been male, as this ends up centring the story on male movers and shakers, with the two female characters relegated to background parts.

If you like Dashiel Hammett and Lovecraft, this is a very effective blend (and set in the UK for a change!)

Buy this book.

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