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Crime at its Core Looking Back at Pietro Di Donato’s novel about the life of Italian immigrants on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 1920s and a twelve-year-old boy who must support his family after his father’s untimely death. Most crime novels try to hook you on the first page, or even the first paragraph. Sometimes they do it a little too eagerly, like a nervous host at a cocktail party. But there’s another kind of book that doesn’t give up its charms so easily. I have groaning shelvesRead More

Posted On September 19, 2017By Peter BlaunerIn Biografie, Crimemag

Peter Blauner: From Crack Houses to TV Shows

Real to Reel: From Slow Motion Riot to Law & Order: SVU by Peter Blauner. With „Proving Ground“ – see CrimeMag’s „Reading Ahead“ in last month’s issue – he just came back from an eleven year hiatus as a novelist. Alf Mayer called it “ an author’s comeback of considerable weight“, Richard price stated: „Over the last 25 years Peter Blauner has proven to be a master of the urban darkside, his crime novels suffused with a knowing compassion for the bottom dogs who live in the Minotaur’s maze that isRead More