Hawthorn & Child
Title: Hawthorn & Child
Author: Keith Ridgway
“Ridgway has taken the ‘partner cops’ and ‘troubled cops’ sub-genres to new levels. Hawthorn is a haunted man with a callous worldview. Child is his apt foil: humane, funny and insightful. Set in contemporary London, the story draws readers quickly and completely into a complex, seedy world of crime, madness and despair.”
– Margaret Donovan, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA
A mind-blowing adventure into a literary fourth dimension: part noir, part London snapshot, all unsettlingly amazingHawthorn and Child are mid-ranking detectives tasked with finding significance in the scattered facts. They appear and disappear in the fragments of this book along with a ghost car, a crime boss, a pick-pocket, a dead racing driver and a pack of wolves. The mysteries are everywhere, but the biggest of all is our mysterious compulsion to solve them.