The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter
(Hard Case Crime)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

Each segment can be read as a novel in its own right, but the beauty of Winter's construction is the way it allows him to push the boundaries of these narratives.
-LA Times

Synopsis

THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BOOK LIKE
THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH
 
A breathtaking first novel written in the form of three separate crime novels, each set in a different decade and penned in the style of a different giant of the mystery genre.
 
1931—
The body found in the gutter in France led the police inspector to the dead man’s beautiful daughter—and to her hot-tempered American husband.
 
1941—
A hardboiled private eye hired to keep a movie studio’s leading lady happy uncovers the truth behind the brutal slaying of a Hollywood starlet.
 
1951—
A desperate man pursuing his last chance at redemption finds himself with blood on his hands and the police on his trail...
 
Three complete novels that, taken together, tell a single epic story, about an author whose life is shattered when violence and tragedy consume the people closest to him. It is an ingenious and emotionally powerful debut performance from literary detective and former bookseller Ariel S. Winter, one that establishes this talented newcomer as a storyteller of the highest caliber.
 

About Ariel S. Winter

See more books from this Author
A long-time bookseller at The Corner Bookstore in New York City and Borders in Baltimore, Ariel S. Winter is also the author of the forthcoming children's picture book One of a Kind (Aladdin) and of the blog We Too Were Children, Mr. Barrie, devoted to the rediscovery of long-forgotten children's books written by literary icons such as John Updike, Langston Hughes, and Gertrude Stein. His writing has appeared in The Urbanite and on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and in 2008 he won the Free Press "Who Can Save Us Now?" short story contest. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
 
Published August 7, 2012 by Hard Case Crime. 621 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for The Twenty-Year Death
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

LA Times

Excellent
Reviewed by David L. Ulin on Jul 29 2012

Each segment can be read as a novel in its own right, but the beauty of Winter's construction is the way it allows him to push the boundaries of these narratives.

Read Full Review of The Twenty-Year Death (Hard C... | See more reviews from LA Times

Reader Rating for The Twenty-Year Death
70%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 61 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×