Nat Hentoff – Blues for Charlie Darwin (1982)


Silver Age
Category: Man in the Title
Date Finished: July 17, 2015

I knew Nat Hentoff from his jazz connections and liner notes, so was interested to read this mystery, expecting it to be set in the jazz world. Unfortunately, it was not. There are a few passages in passing related to jazz, and in those instances, Hentoff’s devotion and expertise shines through. The rest focuses on the seedy world of New York and the work of the police precinct. Several murders and cases take place, but they don’t tie together and end up fizzling. Not much of a mystery and a pretty depressing view of the city.

Vintage Silver Bingo 2015-07-17


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