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Oct 07, 2014 | ISBN 9781616955052

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Praise for Jack Carter’s Law

A Philadelphia Inquirer Best Book of 2014

“Carter is no hero, killing rival villains without compunction, manipulating one and all (male or female) to his advantage. But he does have a darkly contagious sense of humor, and his observing eye is keen and mean, as always.”
—Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal

“At his best, [Lewis] achieves something only a handful of crime writers ever do — the chilling sense of cosmic fatality that links noir anti-heroes to the likes of Oedipus and Macbeth.”
—NPR’s Fresh Air

Jack Carter’s Law is even tougher and more uncompromising than its famous predecessor.”
—Max Alan Collins, author of Road to Perdition


“Lewis remains a sharp social anatomist of the hopelessness and soul-sucking dinginess of his era. Starting with [Get Carter], Lewis sketched the horror of a Britain where home was the kitchen sink, the sodden bar towel, the decrepit industrial landscape: a kingdom from which Carter and his like cannot escape.”
—Barnes and Noble Review 

“Bleaker and wittier than the just about anything in the great Richard Stark’s bleak and witty Parker novels. And it has the style that modern-day makers of gangster movies such as Guy Ritchie can only dream about.”
—Detectives Beyond Borders

“Rereading all three books, I was struck by the influence Lewis’ novels have had on so many current hard-boiled writers whose main characters are hard cases (certainly Lee Child’s Jack Reacher is a literary son). Written in first person and present tense, Lewis’ trilogy has an immediacy that belies its age.”
—Carole Barrowman, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

“The year’s big event in international noir is the republication of the Jack Carter Trilogy by England’s Ted Lewis. Few crime writers could inject menace and desperation into small talk the way Lewis did, and he had a fine eye for period detail.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer

“The craftsmanship at play here is staggering. There’s a reason why Ted Lewis is cited as a major influence on many writers in the crime and hard-boiled scene.”
—My Bookish Ways

Praise for Ted Lewis

“An example of how dangerous writing can really be when it is done properly . . . Ted Lewis’s writing proves that he never ran away from the page. Because with Lewis, the page was the battle.”
—Derek Raymond, author of He Died with His Eyes Open

“Ted Lewis is one of the most influential crime novelists Britain has ever produced, and his shadow falls on all noir fiction, whether on page or screen, created on these isles since his passing. I wouldn’t be the writer I am without Ted Lewis. It’s time the world rediscovered him.”
—Stuart Neville, author of The Ghosts of Belfast

Ted Lewis cuts to the bone.”
James Sallis, author of Drive

“When it comes to dealing with your actual hard man, no one does it better than the late, great Ted Lewis.”
—John Williams, author of the Cardiff Trilogy

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