By Jason Michel
Some might have their whole lives flash before their eyes.
Others turn their thoughts to loved ones and friends.
Tommy yells as the change he just bummed for a coffee drains from his pockets.
Scottish crime writer Tony Black has written four cracking novels featuring the wonderfully stroppy journalist -turned -Private Eye Gus Dury. In his latest novel, TRUTH LIES BLEEDING, however, Black has taken a rest from Dury. The protagonist is Detective Inspector Rob Brennan.
By Paul D Brazill
Truth Lies Bleeding by Tony Black.
The protagonist of Tony Black’s previous four novels is Gus Dury-a boozy journalist turned private eye. Dury is an antisocial, cantankerous, stroppy, trouble maker who lives on the cusp of catastrophe.
“What must be done, practically? Which action is good? Which action is bad? To ask such a question is also to fall into a naive abstraction . . . Ethics does not furnish recipes any more than do science and art.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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Jimmy’s got a race horse. Tommy knows a man. Lizzie’s got a wedge and Jimmy’s got a plan.
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Martin stabs at the thin steak, burnt black at the edges. It’s leaving little pale red pools on the Styrofoam plate. The dishes are never done. The steaks are always done wrong. The laundry sits wrinkled on Continue reading →
Friendship— The enjoyment of spending time with Sally.
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