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Angelino Heights by Adam Bregman

Quirky thrillers that don’t follow typical hero’s journey plotting have great appeal. You really don’t know what’s coming next. Adam Bregman’s debut thriller is one of these books, with the quirkiness intensified by the characters’ passion for the Los Angeles of decades ago. The story…
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Blood Grove by Walter Mosley

Blood Grove is the 15th novel in Walter Mosley’s hardboiled detective series featuring Ezekiel Porterhouse Rawlins, which began with Devil in a Blue Dress in 1990. Easy is an African American from Texas who fought in World War II and moved to Los Angeles after demobilising. By…
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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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