REVIEW OF SHAMUS DUST
EXCELLENT READ, VERY ATMOSPHERIC AND NOIR
"I thoroughly enjoyed this very well written murder mystery set in 1947 London.
The atmosphere and sense of place was spot on; the characters were well described and mostly interesting; the plotting is also spot on.
I did not know what 'shamus' was but the dictionary on kindle told me and explained one reason for the Americanisation of the spelling and choice of nouns. That is the one negative about this book for me as, for me, books set in London in 1947 should use English words and English spelling for a more authentic fee. Especially as Newman had been in London long enough to call the transport system 'underground' rather than subway.
Excellent book despite this which took longer to read than expected for the page count; but highly recommended and gets one of my rare five stars."