By Don McLellan
Featuring an abundance of twisting plots, seedy villains, and anti-heroes with questionable ethical compasses, McLellan’s topics hearken again to the period of dames and soiled law enforcement officials, with observations and discussion added within the stark and occasionally eloquent language of vintage noir.
Brunch with the Jackals is either a throwback to and an improve at the “hard-boiled” sort of forerunners like Raymond Chandler and Mickey Spillane. now and then clipped and edgy, the tone by no means thoroughly offers method to bleakness or brooding, yet hovers at the obstacles among mild and darkness. distrust and betrayal force the plots, dying lurks within the shadows, and blood is usually spilled, demonstrating McLellan’s love of the literary grotesque.
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