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1969

Jerónimo Tristante

Nochebuena de 1968, una prostituta se tira del campanario de la catedral de Murcia y evapora la tranquilidad etílica en la que vivía el policía alcohólico Julio Alsina. Por alguna extraña razón, el agente decide ir hasta el final de un caso en el que a nadie le interesa la verdad… Este es punto de partida de 1969 la nueva y excelente novela (quizá su mejor obra) de Jerónimo Tristante. Este autor, habitual de la novela de género negro con su serie de Víctor Ros, ha logrado crear una novela original y clásica a la vez con un resultado alentador, propio de un buen artesano del género. La nueva novela de este autor murciano consigue con gracia acoplar una, en principio, clásica trama del hard boiled americano en la Murcia de los últimos coletazos del franquismo, haciendo que los elementos de una se adapten con una facilidad pasmosa a la ambientación de la época. La trama ágil, llena de giros, incluso buenos momentos de acción nos adentra en las luchas intestinas del régimen,…







1974

David Peace

This is the first part of the “Red Riding Quartet”. It”s winter, 1974, and Ed Dunford’s the crime correspondent of the “Evening Post”. He didn’t know that this Christmas was going to be a season in hell. A dead little girl with a swan’s wings stitched to her back.





1977

David Peace

“Peace’s policemen rape prostitutes they are meant to be protecting, torture suspects they know cannot be guilty and reap the profits of organized vice. Peace’s powerful novel exposes a side of life which most of us would prefer to ignore.” – Daily Mail “A writer of immense talent and power… If northern noir is the crime fashion of the moment, Peace is its most brilliant designer.” – The Times (London) “Peace has found his own voice-full of dazzling, intense poetry and visceral violence.” – Uncut “With a human landscape that is violent and unrelentingly bleak, Peace’s fiction is two or three shades the other side of noir.” – New Statesman “Nineteen Seventy-Seven smacks of the stinking corruption of a brutal police force and a formidable sense of time and place.” Second in the "Red Riding Quartet", this tale is set in Jubilee year. Its heroes, the half-decent copper Bof Fraser and the burnt-out hack Jack Whitehead are the only two who suspect that there…