Few things go as well together as robots and pulp noir, as Adam Christopher has repeatedly proven with his Raymond Electromatic novels. Christopher’s LA of the 1960s has all the glamour of Hollywood in its heyday and something extra - a robot detective turned hitman. Having a memory that starts from scratch every 24 hours is a weakness that just may turn out into a strength in Christopher’s newest novel - I Only Killed Him Once.
Ray rarely thinks twice about the assignments Ada gives him, but the man in black who shows up with an ominous warning has a hat that looks a lot like the one belonging to the man he killed the night before. And a handsome man in a loud suit addresses Ray as a colleague in a particular endeavor. Something odd is going on, and all Ray has to go on are the cryptic notes he’s written himself. Ada and his memory tapes...
Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction (Adult)
Pub Date: 25 April 2016
An intense debut to a mystery series set in 1960s Britain...
Wealth and power provide some with a sense of entitlement, a sense of being "above" the law. Wealth enables the satisfaction of desires that the masses find abhorrent. But how can you successfully go against those with the power to destroy your life and your career? When the broken, badly used body of 14 year old Simone Winston is found in a frozen ditch, Probationary Police Constable Michael Collins and Constable Clive Clark take it upon themselves to seek justice, despite being warned off by higher ups. Agnes Winter, Constable Collins's landlady and former member of British Intelligence provides them with valuable assistance in unraveling the complex crime and determining the identity of the culprits being protected.