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Martin Cruz Smith

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Antoine Vanner
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Martin Cruz Smith

Post by Antoine Vanner » 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.

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Post by EC2 » Mon April 15th, 2013, 9:25 pm

I recall enjoying that one, but it's too long ago for me to remember the specifics. I enjoy Martin Cruz Smith as a writer and he's on the DH's auto-read list.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal


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