Wednesday, 5 March 2008
TITLE: THE BULLET TRICK
AUTHOR: Louise Welsh
DATE PUBLISHED: 2006
DATE READ: February 2008 (audiobook)
NOTES: Crime story of conjuror (with a drink problem) William who gets offered work in Berlin at “exotic” club. Before going he is given a package to look after by an “associate” who claims someone is blackmailing him over the contents. This turns out to be an ex-Met Police Officer. Bill and his male partner are murdered and William decides to find out what is going on. He meets up with mysterious woman Sylvie in Berlin who becomes his stage assistant. But Montgomery follows him to Berlin to get back what he claims is his.
Quite a complex plot for such a short book. But some really smart dialogue and good characterisations. Funny, erotic and dark.