Janet Roger: Shamus Dust


London, England Post WWII

It’s almost dawn on Christmas day when Newman’s phone rings. A City Councilor is sending his driver to bring the Private Investigator Newman to the scene of an incident.

The body of Raymond Jarrett is found outside a church. Jarrett is a pimp for young men to discerning clients. And oh yes, a scandal is now in the making.

I won’t go further into the story, you have enough to get you started. This book takes time to read, the wording while intricate, is fluid and absorbing.

Beautifully written, Shamus Dust is a classic, atmospheric novel. Hardboiled in an restrained, soulful debut. Janet Roger is a rare writer.

Another book that caught me with its consonant work: Ain’t Nobody, Nobody by Heather Harper Ellett.

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10 comments

  1. Very many thanks for such a kind review June. I’m truly delighted you enjoyed reading Shamus Dust.

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  2. It looks great. I read part of the preview on Amazon and was hooked by her style. Thank you for the great recommendation!

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