Strip for Violence

By Ed Lacy - Rating: 7/10

The title and cover art have absolutely nothing to do with the story within the pages of the pulp detective novel. Strip for Violence is about a diminutive detective with judo skills whose small-time case involving a mysterious stone devolves into murder and mayhem. There are lots of distinct characters like Bobo the ex-boxer sidekick, Johnson the overweight postman, and Louise the tennis enthusiast. This is not exactly Shakespeare, but its a solid pulp thriller that was a light and entertaining read.

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