October 4, 2011
October 4, 2011
One of the most shocking crime novels of all time
In what may be Derek Raymond’s most talked-about novel—indeed, in what may be one of the most talked about crime novels ever—the reader is immediately plunged into the horrific mind of one of the most brutally damaged and murderous killers the unnamed Sergeant has ever faced.
But why the gentle Dora Suarez was murdered at all becomes the Sergeant’s obsession. As it turns out, she was already dying of AIDS. So why kill her?
As the shocking details pile up, the fourth book in the series becomes a riveting and moving study of vile human exploitation and institutional corruption, and the valiant effort to persist against it.
Derek Raymond takes on the horrors of misogyny, domestic violence, and ****** assault in his fourth Factory novel, I WAS DORA SUAREZ. Sexist attitudes permeate much of classic noir, and Raymond, writing in 1990, does not shy away from looking at some of the most heinous manifestations of this culturally engendered bias. The case Raymond gives to his no-name hero involves the sadistic murder of a young woman named Dora Suarez. Her psychotic death soon becomes linked with the decapitation of the owner of a trashy nightclub. What the investigating detective sergeant uncovers goes beyond the insanity of one killer. It also reveals rampant exploitation. Raymond does not pull any punches, and readers should be prepared for some sickening scenes. But this book also solidified Raymond's unique contribution to British noir, and confirmed his reputation as a subversive writer to watch out for.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Mystery + Crime
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Derek Raymond
- Online Item #: 13727957
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-73-2163
- ISBN: 9781935554608
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported