Martin Cruz Smith
Posted: Mon April 15th, 2013, 3:29 pm
While driving yesterday finished re-listening to an audio-book version of "Rose" by Martin Cruz Smith. This is one of the most original period crime/mystery stories I've ever come across. The locale - Wigan, Lancashire, in the 1870s and the technicalities and organisation of the coal-mining industry, as well as of the social background - is brilliantly described. The mystery is bewildering, the resolution satisfactory. A really high-class piece of work, beautifully written.