Seventies detective novel.
Ummm I guess I should say more than that. See this is what happens if life events get in the way of blogging and suddenly you are fifteen reviews behind and are trying to catch-up quickly.
If you are familiar with Ed McBain or Robert B Parker etc then you know what the above sentence means and it will be enough for you. If not, than maybe this will help: this kind of Detective fiction is the Big mac and coke of reading experiences (or the burger of your choice) meaty, masculine, quick and consistently satisfying.
There you go! And for my fellow Brits- it does what it says on the tin, if you know what I mean!