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"Written in Dead Wax" by Andrew Cartmel

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 5:52 am
by AndrewP
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.

All the best

Andrew

Re: "Written in Dead Wax" by Andrew Cartmel

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 2:14 pm
by JWG
Yes,but is that as opposed to live wax?

Re: "Written in Dead Wax" by Andrew Cartmel

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 3:40 pm
by Don Satchley
Reading the synopsis it sounds Plater-like, reminiscent of the Beiderbecke trilogy. Any similarities Andrew?
Don

Re: "Written in Dead Wax" by Andrew Cartmel

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 3:55 pm
by AndrewP
Don Satchley wrote:Reading the synopsis it sounds Plater-like, reminiscent of the Beiderbecke trilogy. Any similarities Andrew?
Don
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 ...

All the best

Andrew

Re: "Written in Dead Wax" by Andrew Cartmel

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 5:08 pm
by AndrewP
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.

All the best

Andrew

Re: "Written in Dead Wax" by Andrew Cartmel

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:31 am
by AndrewP
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!

All the best

Andrew