Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Mathew Swain 4: The Odds are Murder by Mike McQuay

Mathew Swain 4
The Odds are Murder
by Mike McQuay
1982 Bantam

Set against a backdrop of a plague driving people paranoid and violent, Swain protects an old flame when a series of corporate investors turn up dead. A darker vibe with this one, with fewer Chandleresque similes.

Packs less of a punch after recent events – it depends on the notion that the government would take drastic steps to stop a plaque, and a major plot point is based on a misunderstanding of insurance law.

Available from Amazon

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