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Red Sky Lament


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Third novel from the highly acclaimed author of CLEA'S MOON and THE SILVER FACE. Edward Wright is an award-winning author, having won both the CWA Debut Dagger and the 2005 Shamus Award. He is also picking up excellent reviews for the John Ray Horn series: 'Excellent, exciting first novel, packed with period detail, written from the heart and suffused with rare feeling' Literary Review. 'This is an impressive, confident debut. What's particularly impressive is the way that Wright recreates LA in the 1940s ... More please' Observer. 'Startlingly accomplished ... Wright's insights into masculinity, vulnerability and the limitations of self-awareness combine to make Clea's Moon a truly memorable debut' Sunday Times. 'A very superior whodunit, rich in period detail ... Deeply satisfying stuff: exciting, intelligent and tender where it most matters' Literary Review. 'Confirms Wright's reputation as a significant talent' Sunday Times.

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Edward Wright grew up in Arkansas and has degrees from Vanderbilt University and Northwestern University. He was an officer in the U.S. Navy aboard destroyers for three years, training in anti-submarine warfare techniques. His major career has been journalism and he has worked as an editor at the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. He and his wife live in the Los Angeles area.Previous titles include:Clea's Moon;The Silver Face.


one of ''the best American crime novels of the year'' - THE TELEGRAPH REVIEW - Jake KerridgeIt's a difficult task to set books in the classic hardboiled era, but Wright handles the period brilliantly. Highly recommended. - CRIME TIME - Michael CarsonEdward Wright is one of the shining new faces on the mystery scene...Red Sky Lament is a fine read. - THE SHERBROOKE RECORD

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