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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Poodle SpringsPoodle Springs by Robert B. Parker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This little gem of a posthumous mystery with the classic man who will always be himself, Marlowe, was bittersweet -- maybe a bit more sweet -- Noir novel. At least, it was sweeter than one would expect out of one of these.

Marlowe got married to a rich woman, you know. But that kind of life doesn't sit too well with him even if he loves her. Enter a cast of dames and broads, bigamists and protective daddies, and a bunch of bastard cops that would prefer to bust chops and chins over listening to a guy.

In other words, it's pretty much standard for this kind of novel. There were a couple of good lines but mostly this novel rode off the formula and the kind of love we have for the man.

Not bad but not briliant.

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