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The Big Clock

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781409195740

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 15th August 2019

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

How does a man escape from himself…? A classic masterpiece of American noir fiction.

George Stroud is a hard-drinking, tough-talking, unscrupulous journalist working for tyrannical Earl Janoth’s media empire. And he’s involved with the wrong woman – his boss’s mistress, Pauline Delos. One day, as Stroud escorts Pauline home, he spies his boss returning from a trip. The next day, Pauline is found dead in her apartment.

Janoth knows someone saw him enter Pauline’s apartment on the night of the murder; he knows it must have been the man Pauline was seeing on the side; but he doesn’t know his identity. To get his hands on the man and pin the crime on him, Janoth assigns his best investigative reporter and most trusted employee to track him down: George Stroud…

Reviews

A brilliantly dark and menacing tale.
CATHOLIC HERALD
You'll be hard pushed to find a better noir thriller.
BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH
THE BIG CLOCK has it - the deadpan, make-believe sinister quality, and the terse, preposterous fancy. It is, besides, a thriller with a unique plot
TIME
If you enjoy top-drawer detective fiction...we can recommend this one with no reservations whatsoever
NEW YORK TIMES
So rare a compound of irony, satire, and icy-fingered narrative
WEEKLY BOOK REVIEW
[A] brilliant study in noir...deservedly a classic in its depiction of the corporate man at his most basic and disloyal
BOSTON GLOBE AND MAIL
A master of the tour de force
WASHINGTON POST