cover image Blitz


Ken Bruen. Minotaur Books, $14.99 (272pp) ISBN 978-0-312-32726-2

Fans of Irish author Ken Bruen will find the same poetic spareness and jaded romanticism in Blitz, an entry in his series about the South East London police squad, that mark the Edgar finalist's better-known Jack Taylor series (The Guards, etc.). In this intelligent, uncompromising hard-boiled crime novel, published in the U.K. in 2002, Det. Sergeant Brant and his beleaguered colleagues must contend with a serial killer nicknamed ""The Blitz"" who's targeting cops all over London. Agent, Marianne Gunn O'Connor.