While we were on holidays on the NSW south coast recently, a small but positive review of Behind the Night Bazaar appeared in the Weekend Australian, in Graeme Blundell’s Crime File column as follows:
“Angela Savage’s Behind the Night Bazaar (Text, 292pp, $22.95) delivers a welcome new Bangkok-based female PI, thirtysomething Jayne Keeney, who gets further behind tacky glamour and steamy affairs than our Cassidy [a reference to a previous review]. In a city awash with sexual intrigue, Keeney’s bread and butter is spying on unfaithful lovers.
Coolly elegant with a lovely sense of place, Savage directs her authorial tuk-tuk into the literary precinct without sacrificing the requisite violence, corrupt police, edgy social commentary and the need for her heroine to become a lonely crusader in the best hard-boiled tradition. There’s even a clever self-reflexive discussion of other crime writers that might make Michael Connelly smile (he does it too).”