Shamus Dust

Shamus Dust

Two candles flaring at a Christmas crib. A nurse who steps inside a church to light them. A gunshot emptied in a man’s head in the creaking stillness before dawn, that the nurse says she didn’t hear. It’s 1947 in the snowbound, war-scarred City of London, where Pandora’s Box just got opened in the ruins, City Police has a vice killing on its hands, and a spooked councilor hires a shamus to help spare his blushes. Like the Buddha says, everything is connected. So it all can be explained. But that’s a little cryptic when you happen to be the shamus, and you’re standing over a corpse.

Title:Shamus Dust
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781838590437
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    Shamus Dust Reviews

  • Will Byrnes

    It wasn’t complicated. Not more than an early morning call from a City grandee, a nurse who came across her neighbor dead or dying before dawn on Christmas Day, and the dead neighbor’s latchkey...

  • Paromjit

    Debut author Janet Roger uncannily channels the likes of hard boiled detective authors such as Raymond Chandler in this gritty post war historical crime novel set in 1947 in a desperately freezing, sn...

  • Dave

    Shamus Dust is one of those unexpected surprises. When you open up this box, don't assume it's just another wannabe-Hardboiled tale. Set in post-war London with a third of the city bombed out ruins an...

  • Nursebookie

    Not your typical thriller read and I Loved It!!! The writing was crisp, clear and addicting! The characters were amazing and you just don’t want the story to end. Amazing...

  • Lou

    I have read a multitude of crime fiction debuts over the years, and they rate anywhere from abysmal right through to astounding. I am pleased to inform that this is another of those rare gems to add t...

  • Clemens Schoonderwoert

    This amazing eventful book has been my very first experience with this author, and I have to say that it has been a very thrilling and entertaining one.Story-telling by this author is of a superb qual...

  • Rose

    Thank you to Troubador Publishing Ltd. And Author Janet Roger for my advance copy of Shamus Dust, in exchange for my reviewThis is an author that I have not heard of, or read before. I found her style...

  • Lyndie

    Shamus Dust is a novel that took me completely by surprise. I went into this book completely blind and honestly I couldnt have been more pleased with the results. Shamus Dust is NOT your typical thril...

  • Gram

    A beautifully written Noir mystery/thriller featuring a private eye who'd give Philip Marlowe a run for his money. The story is set in London in 1947 during one of the coldest winters on record. All t...

  • Stina

    I've not read a book quite like SHAMUS DUST. It is unique and yet it is very alluring. It is classic noir of the the 1940s murder mysteries once seen on the big screen.It begins on Christmas Day in th...