June Lorraine Roberts is a Flash Fiction writer, whose stories have been featured by Akashic Books and The Flash Fiction Press. She is the creator of MurderInCommon.com, a website about crime fiction books and authors, that highlights debut and mid-list writers worldwide. A graduate of the London School of Journalism and a member of Sisters in Crime, she is a former Bouchercon panelist, and has read her work at the global phenomenon: Noir at the Bar. As time permits, she beta reads for crime fiction authors.
MURDER IN COMMON REVIEW:
London, England Post WWII
It’s almost dawn on Christmas day when Newman’s phone rings. A City Councilor is sending his driver to bring the Private Investigator Newman to the scene of an incident.
The body of Raymond Jarrett is found outside a church. Jarrett is a pimp for young men to discerning clients. And oh yes, a scandal is now in the making.
I won’t go further into the story, you have enough to get you started. This book takes time to read, the wording while intricate, is fluid and absorbing.
Beautifully written, Shamus Dust is a classic, atmospheric novel. Hardboiled in a restrained, soulful debut. Janet Roger is a rare writer.
Brilliant! Hardboiled, noir so well written I suspect it will be a classic to be reread again and again.