An Expensive Place to Die


Title:                      An Expensive Place to Die

Author:                 Len Deighton

Deighton, Len (1967). An Expensive Place to Die. London: Cape

LCCN:    67087897

PZ4.D324 Ex2

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Date Posted:      September 28, 2015

KIRKUS REVIEW[1]

Deighton’s unidentified English operator, even if he looks exactly like Michael Caine, is in Paris and this new cat and rat chase isn’t quite so complicated as Funeral in Berlin[2], or The Billion Dollar Brain[3], or even the Metro. There he attempts to get the data on Datt, a psychedelic psychiatrist who runs a private clinic where there are all kinds of kinky sexual activities, and where, under drugs, he can open you up “like a cheap watch.” Then there’s Inspector Loiseau; Maria who had been Loiseau’s wife and is Datt’s illegitimate daughter; a painter-pimp; and others. Even without the snappy impudence (particularly in the dialogue) of the other ones, this goes right along without any detente and it should be expedited to a wide market which will read it now, see it later.

[1] KIRKUS review, downloaded September 23, 2015

[2] Deighton, Len (1964). Funeral in Berlin. New York, Putnam

[3] Deighton, Len (1966). The Billion Dollar Brain. New York: Putnam

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