Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A Forgotten Gem

William Marshall “Yellowthread Street” (Farrago, 2016)

What a great surprise this was!

Apparently this is the first in a series originally published some years ago, brought back into print by Farrago.  Thank you!

Yellowthread Street is a violent absurd police procedural set in Hong Kong in the 1970s. Yellowthread Street is one of the worst neighborhoods in the city.  And we get to spend one night in the madness.

Imagine Quentin Tarantino filming an Ed McBain story where the script was written by Elmore Leonard.  But Tarantino moves the whole thing to HK!  

That’s the sort of thing we have here.

Violent, profane, and hilarious!  A great summer read!

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