You can always tell when a pro is clicking on all cylinders. Smoke and Whispers (Soho Constable, 978-1-56947-564-5), Mick Herrons fifth novel, crackles from the start as writer Sarah Tucker arrives in northern England to identify the body of a drowning victim believed to be her friend, a private detective tracking down a serial killer. Atmospheric, full of surprises, with some POOLS OF SEDUCTIVE PROSE.
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