Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Britten and Brulightly by Hannah Berry

Private detective Fernández Britten has been a private detective for many years – too many years, he thinks. Tired by being around so much darkness, he longs to know that there is some good in the world. Britten is assisted by his loyal partner Brulightly – a tea bag that he keeps in his pocket. One day a woman walks into his office (there’s always a woman…) and convinces him to look into her fiance’s suicide. Before long Britten is once again in the dark world he knows too well, uncovering secrets, lies, and cover-ups. In addition to having a compelling, twisty story, this book just oozes atmosphere. The characters at times look like they live in a permanent rain storm. Shadows and darkness creep around every page. This stylish book is perfect for someone who likes film noir movies or detective fiction.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma
The Big Splash by Jack D. Ferraiolo

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