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The Unquiet Heart

The Unquiet Heart - Gordon Ferris "Sure enough, like a bad gangster movie, Eve ran on to the pavement with a pistol in her hand"

This is a strange book. It's set in 1946 London but reads like a hard-boiled crime noir with a femme fatale. The voice of the author keeps reminding me of better crime novels of a later era and sounds way too modern for the 1940s.

It's action driven so there's not much build up of atmosphere or a sense of surroundings, although Nazis and Germans are ever present. I believe the word for such genre is pastiche?