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The Dead House (Fiona Griffiths Crime Thriller Series)
Harry Bingham
Progress: 49/453 pages
The Big Book of Jack the Ripper (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original)
Otto Penzler
Progress: 210/848 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 116 out of 373 pages.

Darktown: A Novel (The Darktown Series) - Thomas Mullen

it's almost like reading The Painted Bird all over again, the onslaught of disturbing scenes...disturbing but hypnotic. the racism depicted in 1948 Atlanta is relentless; the stars of the book--two of eight black police officers--are Boggs and Smith, and life is hell for them, and yet they haven't quit. in fact, they have a murder to solve, because no one else is going to bother. a fabulous book, but full of horrible everyday behavior, and worse.