Here's part of what I had to say about this bracing Dublin/Los Angeles P.I. story:
"In his fifth novel featuring Dublin private investigator Ed Loy, Declan Hughes:Read my Inquirer review of Hughes' The Price of Blood and a whole lot about Hughes, including the fourth Loy novel, All the Dead Voices, right here at Detectives Beyond Borders.
- "Sets major parts of the story in Los Angeles, complete with breathtaking and melancholy scenery.
- "Gets inside a serial killer's head.
- "Sends great torrents of yearningly romantic prose tumbling onto the page.
"Crime writers have done all that for years, so how does Hughes keep it fresh?
- "Offers up any number of wisecracks and world-weary observations.
"By the sheer exuberance of his prose, including some gleeful stomping on Bono's reputation.
"By the angry topicality of his observations ... And mostly by the high respect he has for mystery."
© Peter Rozovsky 2010