Friday, May 20, 2005

Martin Limón, Part 2

I found another story by Martin Limón. This one was called “The Widow Po,” and it ran in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine a couple of years ago. Another excellent story. It is set in South Korea and has as protagonists two GI investigators. There’s a séance and plenty of atmosphere. It feels like I’ve learned something about Korean culture. Of course, there is no way for me to check that, but the illusion is seamless. Limón, I find was stationed in Korea as a soldier for ten years, so no doubt he knows whereof he speaks. Again, fully formed characters and a rich backstory though not quite as good as “Death of an Aztec Princess”. I’m anxious to try one of his novels.


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