DN Angels

DN Angels

by Andy Soutter
     
 
Theo Riddle doesn't have anything better to do, so he agrees to crew for his new friend, Phyllida Green, when she borrows her ex-husband's yacht and heads for Antibes-as soon as he disentangles himself rom Paul White, Windy Windeatt, and the other petty thieves and fences he's fallen in with. A layabout, a good-looking woman a vaguely criminal plot - it all sounds

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Theo Riddle doesn't have anything better to do, so he agrees to crew for his new friend, Phyllida Green, when she borrows her ex-husband's yacht and heads for Antibes-as soon as he disentangles himself rom Paul White, Windy Windeatt, and the other petty thieves and fences he's fallen in with. A layabout, a good-looking woman a vaguely criminal plot - it all sounds utterly predictable, especially given the aggressively downscale cachet of Do-Not's British new-noirs. But the plot of cultural analyst Soutter's first novel is about to cast off from the shallows and head into uncharted waters, as Theo gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar at the home of the ancient, sinister, recently widowed Armenian C.C. Mikoyan. Before he can say, I guess I'm not watching enough TV" (something he already told vampy natural therapist Bibi van Helsing when she tried to set him straight about the Shroud of Turin), he's hunting for the grave of a 300-year-old corpse who'll complete the spate head Mikoyan's got at his place - a hunt that will take him back to the London plague of 1666 and the short, magical life of Katie Sawkin, the scholar/diarist who'd be able to answer his every question if only she were alive, as perhaps after all she is. What remains true to form for the imprint is the raffish people and the constant whiff of vice, which gets ever stronger, if more weirdly transcendental, through Teo's wild journey back in time."--Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781899344468
Publisher:
Do-Not Press, The
Publication date:
11/15/1999
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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