Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Long Time Dead (Gus Dury) by Tony Black
In case you thought Gus Dury's alcohol problem couldn't get any worse, read this one. It kept me off booze! Those problems are not very convenient because together with his friend Hod he's hired himself out as a private investigator to an actress. Her son has been found hanged and she thinks it might have been murder. As Dury investigates he clashes with an old Skull & Bones like group and some gangsters who are after Hod's money.
I sometimes had to put away the book to get some air, so much angst and despair was in this one. I found myself getting back to it quickly enough though, wanting to find out how Dury was going to unmask the killer and survive his fight against the bottle.
Another great installment in a great series. Dark, personal and disturbing this is a novel that will stay with you long after you finish it.