JAKE ARNOTT--KICK ASS (CRIME) NOVELIST
Clare Dudman is taking a hiatus from blogging, but before that she posted an interview with Jake Arnott, author of The Long Firm. I picked up this novel on the recommendation of Iain at Pulp Fiction in Brisbane and read it on the flight home. It's an absolute corker of a novel, very interesting structurally. The dialogue and description from 1960s London seems spot-on. It's an amazing character study as well as a damn fine historical novel, in a sense. And very clever without being facile. Definitely one of the high points of my reading recently, so I was glad to see Clare mentioning it.