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DEATH IS A LONELY BUSINESS

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Though dedicated to the memory of mystery-writers Chandler, Hammett, Cain, and Macdonald, Bradbury's new novel—his first full-length fiction since Something Wicked This Way Comes—isn't really an homage to the hard-boiled detective genre. The narrator-sleuth—a young writer obviously based on the young Ray B.—is as soft-boiled as they come. The style is pure Bradbury: poetic, dreamlike, a trifle ... Read full review

Death is a lonely business

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Dedicated to Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Ross Macdonald, Bradbury's 1985 novel is a paean to the hard-boiled mystery. The plot follows a writer who joins ranks with a ... Read full review


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