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Cardiff Dead

Cardiff Dead

Author(s): John Williams

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 1999



Cardiff 1999. The city’s booming. The Welsh Assembly kicks off in a welter of sexual scandal, fireworks and Shirley Bassey. So does the Rugby World Cup (well give or take the sexual scandal anyway). Cardiff 1999. Charlie Unger’s dead, been lying in his flat for a week. Charlie was old Cardiff through and through. Like Dame Shirley, he was a black kid from Tiger Bay. He found fame and fortune in the fifties as a boxer, lightweight champion of the world. Charlie’s funeral brought the Wurriyas back together again – five lost souls looking for a place in their city’s brave new millennium.

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This is a great book, mixing crime, pulp, tragedy, grim humor, surfing, ska, urban renewal, nostalgia, and desperation. (A Ross)

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