Story by Ken Bruen and Russell Ackerman
Ken Bruen is one of the most celebrated crime novelists of our time.
Black Lens is his most secret project.
Read on as the unveiling continues.
Every Wednesday on Mulholland Books.
With art by Jonathan Santlofer.
Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11 and Part 12.
‘CHERCEZ LA FEMME.’
The cop was getting excited.
He’d read the news about the Manson interview.
He was , as was now his habitual London gig,
sitting at the corner table in the Earl’s Court’s pub,
It had two major bonuses:
1…..The ubiquitous Ozzie community shunned it.
2. ..It had ice cold Bud.
Thank fook. In a country that prided itself on tepid to warm bitter, a CHILLED Bud was a true find.
He’d learned the custom of asking the barman:
‘Something for yerself?’
Their system of tipping he figured. What the hell ever, you bought the guy a brew, he treated you like you mattered. Meaning,
His corner table was reserved for him, the next Bud brought to him as he finished the previous.
Got to love it.
His bottle near full as he poured over his research. The birthday of the beast, Alistair Crowley was close.
The same day Manson had been arrested.
And now the interview.
Continue reading “Black Lens: Part XIII”