Created by Cathi Unsworth
SEAN WARD's a former London cop whose career abruptly ended when he was shot by a teenage drug dealer. Now he works as a private eye in Cathi Unworth's moody, noirish Weirdo (2013). In it, he heads to Ernemouth, a small Norfolk seaside resort town, to work a twenty-year old cold case that saw a then-fifteen year old girl, local misfit Corrine Woodrow, convicted of the murder of a classmate. New evidence suggests she might be innocent -- or at least didn't act alone, but the good citizens of the town don't agree.
The plot swings back and forth between Ward's investigation in 2003 and the real circumstances of the crime in the mid-eighties, which sees Corrine being singled out mostly for being "odd."
The author, who has been dubbed "Queen of Noir" in her native U.K., also edited Akashic's London Noir (2006). Also recommende: "Trouble in a Lonesome Town," in that collection, which features Dougie, a former thief now working as a "private eye for the sort of people who couldn't go to the police."
-- The London Times
-- Publisher's Weekly
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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