Sitka, Alaska is now a federal district of the U.S., populated by Jewish refugees and their descendants after the disintegration of Israel. Homicide Detective Meyer Landsman is a decent guy, living in a frontier city, struggling to find his way. This is a love story, a whodunit, an homage to 1940s noir and an examination of what it means to be an exile.
A collection of revealing essays, written by mostly British authors, about how they discovered their love of reading and the role that reading plays in their professional lives.
The first book in a mystery series about Ezekial (“Easy”) Rawlins, an African-American World War II veteran living in 1940’s Los Angeles, this book is a throw-back to earlier detective stories and is every bit as good. Easy Rawlins and the supporting characters are unforgettable and so is 1940s Los Angeles.