This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a hard-boiled novel (and film) about Los Angeles: " It was one of the mixed blocks over on Central Avenue,the blocks that are not yet all negro ."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and
the closing date is January 30 .
Entries should be sent to
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1W 1BX
faxed to 020-7782 3300
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Samuel Butler's The Way of All Flesh, is Adele Wills of Richard Huish College, Taunton, Somerset.