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The Blues Don't Care

Take a trip back in time, to Los Angeles in the middle of World War II, for Paul D Marks‘ evocative and hugely engaging noirish novel. Meet Bobby Saxon, a wannabe jazz player who has set his sights on a spot behind the piano in…
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Your House Will Pay

Steph Cha’s multiple-award-nominated novel is very much of the moment. By giving an intimate view of two Los Angeles cultures and the decades-long friction between them, her story explores the complexities of racism, injustice and revenge from the microcosm of two families – one black and…
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My crime classics by Gary Phillips

He’s written for TV, he’s written graphic novels, he’s a top-drawer crime author and he has also edited short story anthologies. But today we’ve given LA crime author Gary Phillips a new assignment – we asked him to pick out his favourite classic crime fiction…
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Interview: Paul D Marks

The noir-ish detective novel The Blues Don’t Care, set in Los Angeles in the midst of World War II, is the opener for a new series featuring reluctant private eye Bobby Saxon. But author Paul D Marks is anything but a newcomer – he’s the…
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