"Ian Rankin once explained to an interviewer (the head of the Indian Communist Party!) that crime fiction is a way of talking about social inequality. Ron Jacobs applies that same maxim to the Sixties... in his wonderfully noir trilogy of those exhilarating and troubled times. And what Rankin does for Edinburgh, Jacobs amply illuminates for the Movement. Much much more than ripping yarns (though they are that too), from a master who's been there, done that, and lived to tell a tale or two."

--Ramsey Kanaan, Publisher PM Press/noir enthusiast

Friday, November 9, 2018



1 comment:

Patrick McCann said...

A great example of good crime fiction exposing inequality is the new novel out by Bill Fletcher, Jr. You can get The Man Who Fell From the Sky from Hardball Press (through Amazon). It's a gripping novel, set in the early 70s, about racism within and against the Cape Verdean community on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.