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Rolling Thunder by AJ Devlin

Monday, June 22, 2020 MysteryFiction

Rolling Thunder by AJ Devlin

With a lurid magenta cover and a private detective who is larger-than-life, AJ Devlin’s Rolling Thunder is the right kind of contemporary pulp crime novel to read if you want to get your mind off COVID-19, Donald Trump, Brexit and all the other nonsense going on in today’s world. It’s the second ‘Hammerhead’ Jed book this young Canadian author has written, and it’s easy to see why the first, Cobra Clutch, won the 2019 Arthur Ellis Award for best debut.

Here’s the setup. ‘Hammerhead’ Jed Ounsted is a former professional wrestler who’s now a private detective working with his father, an ex-cop, in Vancouver. He gets a call from Stormy Daze, a roller derby star. She and her team, the Split-Lip Sallies, want him to track down their coach, Lawrence Kunstlinger...

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