"Written in Dead Wax" by Andrew Cartmel

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"Written in Dead Wax" by Andrew Cartmel

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I'm a couple of chapters into this and very much enjoying it! Has the same kind of vibe that Jonathan Gash's Lovejoy books gave me back in the 1980s.

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Yes,but is that as opposed to live wax?

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Reading the synopsis it sounds Plater-like, reminiscent of the Beiderbecke trilogy. Any similarities Andrew?
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Don Satchley wrote:Reading the synopsis it sounds Plater-like, reminiscent of the Beiderbecke trilogy. Any similarities Andrew?
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That's what I'd thought ... but, stylistically, far closer to Jonathan Gash. There's been a murder ... and quite nasty. Alan Plater didn't really do murders in that manner ... Definitely more like Lovejoy-as-he-is-in-the-books ...

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Just finished this. Blimey ... it's brilliant. Just paced and told quite beautifully, in just the style that I like. So much passion for so many subjects make this just irresistible! I've found this massively enjoyable, and I'd warmly recommend it to anyone looking for a quirky little detective novel.

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Finished "Flip Back" (Book 4) last night. Goodness... that was enjoyable. Really ramped up the action, but still with the same endearing set of characters. And - in particular - I thought that

[Spoiler]the sequence on the causeway[/spoiler]

was particularly original.

Hope others enjoy this too!

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