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Hamill is better known as one of our greatest chroniclers of New York City. In this, his first novel, rereleased on its 50th anniversary, he goes all hard-boiled noir, telling the story of a disaffected American priest and a plot to kill the pope.
--The New York Times Book Review,included in Honor Jones's New & Noteworthy column
I'm a big fan of Pete Hamill's, and can't think of a finer New York novel thanForever. Somehow I'd missed his first book,A Killing for Christ, and am grateful to Akashic for having brought out this fiftieth anniversary edition. It's a strong tale well told, with compelling and fully realized characters. Hamill has grown as a writer since 1968--it would be remarkable if he had not--but you can glimpse in this first novel the writer he would become.
This reissue marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of journalist Hamill's first novel...In a new introduction, Hamill comments on the book's influences and what he now considers its primary theme: the loss of faith.
A Killing for Christis steeped in noir sensibility....This is a tense, page-turning thriller that is as pertinent today as it was when it was first published.
--Shelf Awareness for Readers
A Killing for Christhas a secret agent out of John le Carr? and a spoiled priest-her out of Graham Greene, and Pete Hamill created a novel of suspense that is all his own, and that is why he is a Brooklyn treasure.
As a portrait of time and place,A Killing for Christis perfect...A Killing for Christis a gem of a literary thriller, alive with the best noir qualities and not at all date. The Akashic 50th anniversary edition should bring a great novel to the attention of a new audience.
Praise for the original 1968 edition:
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