Cold Iron

Cold Iron Her background was impeccably aristocratic but like many rich neglected wives Madame Lecat pursued a variety of diversions from cocaine to young men Now the Madame is dead and Henri Castang is ab

  • Title: Cold Iron
  • Author: Nicolas Freeling
  • ISBN: 9780140092523
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • Her background was impeccably aristocratic, but like many rich, neglected wives, Madame Lecat pursued a variety of diversions, from cocaine to young men Now the Madame is dead, and Henri Castang is about to reveal some startling things about how the rich live and die.

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    About "Nicolas Freeling"

    1. Nicolas Freeling

      Nicolas Freeling born Nicolas Davidson, March 3, 1927 July 20, 2003 was a British crime novelist, best known as the author of the Van der Valk series of detective novels which were adapted for transmission on the British ITV network by Thames Television during the 1970s.Freeling was born in London, but travelled widely, and ended his life at his long standing home at Grandfontaine to the west of Strasbourg He had followed a variety of occupations, including the armed services and the catering profession He began writing during a three week prison sentence, after being convicted of stealing some food citation needed Freeling s The King of the Rainy Country received a 1967 Edgar Award, from the Mystery Writers of America, for Best Novel He also won the Gold Dagger of the Crime Writers Association, and France s Grand Prix de Litt rature Polici re From Series Van Der Valk Henri Castang

    724 thoughts on “Cold Iron”

    1. Freeling demands much from his readers with his sharp, abbreviated and post-modernistic lexicon-twisting style, but Castang, his provincial French detective demands even more, keeping up with his thoughts, as well as some understanding in dealing with his judgements and biases. Running beneath the text is a strong current of animosity and intolerance; I've always suspected the French Revolution was an utter failure and the Reign of Terror nothing more than a license to murder, and Freeling's nov [...]

    2. Imagine a climactic gun battle scene in a movie - think "High Noon", "Reservoir Dogs" or "The Matrix" (electromagnetic pulse weapons are ok). Several people with guns in their hands. Life or death - the tension mounts. The spectators hold their breath. And suddenly someone orders: "Take off your pants! Undress!" Imagine the intrepid gunmen and gunwomen standing there bare-bottomed: Marshal Kane, or Mr. White, or Neo with their naked behinds. The one and only Nicolas Freeling wrote such a scene i [...]

    3. I was trying to figure out whether to keep reading this. Or maybe keep not reading is more accurate. After 3 days, I am on page 10. That pretty well shows how uninteresting I found this book. I'm sure it's a work of genius, especially if you want to read about the political and societal issues of provincial French policing in the 1980s. And especially if you like prose that is dense and a chore to read. That really old school style of writing that should have died out after Hemingway and Steinbe [...]

    4. I prefer Nicolas Freeling’s Henri Castang novels to his Van der Valke novels. Castang’s domestic situation is more dense and his location in a provincial French city, rather than in Amsterdam, realises the potential of life away from the centre – in Castang’s case the centre of police-life in Paris. In “Cold Iron”, Castang has moved from a significant provincial city to a smaller northern city, more a town, where he is confronted by regional hierarchies and its history, particularly [...]

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