02 August 2011

The Lock Artist ~ Steve Hamilton

Edgar Award 2011
Average not award winning for me

I actually found this a little juvenile ... the language, characters and plot. And not just because the narrative jumps between the man character in his youth and now.

The hero’s interesting characteristics are that he can’t talk, he loves drawing graphic comics and he is an expert safe cracker. There. That’s it. Throw in heart’s desire and manipulative baddies and there isn’t much more going on. The end.

Winner of 2011 Steel Dagger Award