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October 30, 2008


Tasha Alexander



Very glad you like it and not at all surprised. Will look for it right away. The Shamus judges were pretty unanimous on the high quality of BIG CITY, BAD BLOOD.


I think Sean very well could bring back the traditional detective novel. I've been hard-pressed to find new detective writers worth reading. And some of the old ones aren't doing so hot either. You're pretty much stuck with Robert Crais. Though Dave White looks promising.

In fact, if anyone has any suggestions on good authors of PI novels, I'd love to hear them.



Cameron Hughes

Montgomery will hurt me, yes he will, but The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow was a great P.I. novel.


Awesome title! Loved the first one.

What's it about Chicago? All of a sudden a lot of my favorite writers live there. :-)

Sean Chercover

Thanks, guys! David - thanks so much for the shout-out.

Really glad you guys are enjoying the book.

Geoff / EasternStandardCrime.com

Just reviewed this one myself. My favorite read since I started the blog.


I thought "Big City, Bad Blood" was terrific. I'm glad this one is it's equal or better. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Rafe McGregor

I've not read any of Chercover's work yet, but I think it's time I changed that...

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