Sneaky People by Thomas Berger

Sneaky People - Thomas Berger

 

An entertaining and genuinely humorous noirish tale of infidelity and murder set in the 1930s, filled with "sneaky people", doing all the little dirty deeds people are prone to do, deeds that spin out of control, as these things are prone to do, in an engaging comedy of "dark" errors.
Berger doesn't whitewash the language or the social strata, letting us witness both the quaint and the downright ugly with an even hand. Things were what they were, and he tells the tale as it was with refreshing honesty and candor.