The Lemur, Paperback
3 out of 5 (3 ratings)


'The Lemur has pace and bravado; the writing is sharp and the timing flawless while the prose, naturally, is brilliant' Time Out William 'Big Bill' Mulholland is an Irish-American electronics billionaire.

An ex-CIA operative, he now heads up the Mulholland Trust, with the help of his daughter Louise.

When Mulholland gets wind of a hostile biography planned by journalist Wilson Cleaver, he commissions his daughter's husband, John Glass, to pen the official line.

But neither he nor Glass had reckoned on the sinister services of 'the Lemur'.

It turns out that silence cannot be bought -- even by one of New York's wealthiest dynasties ...'The Lemur lives up to expectations.

The writing is lighter and sleeker than his literary fiction but without any loss of his ability to perfectly describe situations and sensations.

Engrossing reading' Irish Mail on Sunday 'The Lemur displays an emotional poignancy that is present in both of Black's previous works' Independent on Sunday 'What stands out is Black's portrayal of contemporary New York, its towers of steel and glass providing a glossy background for a tale in which no one is trusted. It's an edgy read, worthy of Don DeLillo' Evening Standard


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780330456746



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I read this very quickly. It is a very forgettable thriller, with a weak story line and unsympathetic characters. Although it is short, it is more like a short story that has been padded with unnecessary detail about what the characters are wearing. The way that chapters ended on a "cliffhanger", and the next chapter would resume with the protagonist waking up and having breakfast, just annoyed me.In one word, insignificant.

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A short suspense novel with a set of interesting characters in Black's poetic,literary writing with New York as a background authentically portrayed..

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Although I received this book through the Library Thing Early Reviewers, I never posted a review of it because I did not enjoy the book. I couldn't say why and I never got around to looking at it again to try to figure it out.

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