Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Rebellion and Romance

Richard HelmsThe Mojito Coast, I write in my critique of that new novel for Kirkus Reviews, “is something of a throwback, but in the best sense. Its list of debts extends at least to Mickey Spillane, Brett Halliday, and that renowned Humphrey Bogart picture, Casablanca.” Set in Cuba at the time of that country’s fall to revolutionary forces led by Fidel Castro, Mojito finds Miami-based private investigator Cormac Loame following the twisted trail of an overripe 14-year-old girl who has slipped the clutches of her father, a former heavyweight boxer now grown wealthy from laundering money for Florida mob boss Santo Trafficante Jr. You can read my full review here.

READ MORE:Richard Helms: The Mojito Coast” (Mystery Fanfare).

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