News — July 2021
Book Review: EDGE OF DARK WATER by Joe R. Lansdale
2021 Book Reviews Crime Noir Crime Thriller Dark Fiction Joe R. Lansdale July 2021 Mother Horror Tachyon Publications The Big Hap and Leonard Read Along
EDGE OF DARK WATER by Joe R. Lansdale After reading THE BOTTOMS by Joe R. Lansdale, I had a sneaking suspicion he was using his stories to break my heart and after just finishing EDGE OF DARK WATER, this suspicion has been confirmed. Joe R. Lansdale is indeed trying to break my heart. He’s coming after my soul. He’s weaseling into my life and stealing retail space on my bookshelf. Proof: The thing is, I have fully surrendered. I’m allowing it. Game on. Take everything. EDGE OF DARK WATER is the story of some kids growing up as best...
Book Review: RAZORBLADE TEARS by S. A. Cosby
2021 Book Reviews Crime Thriller Donnie Goodman July 2021 Razorblade Tears S. A. Cosby
RAZORBLADE TEARS by S. A. Cosby “Folks like to talk about revenge like it’s a righteous thing but it’s just hate in a nicer suit.” -S.A. Cosby Nearly one year to the day that I finished BLACKTOP WASTELAND, one of my favorite novels of 2020, I turned the final page of S.A. Cosby’s magnificent follow up, RAZORBLADE TEARS, and even though it’s only July I can confidently declare that the results are the same. This will no doubt be one of my favorite reads of the year. The setup for this crime novel is familiar, but with a...
Book Review: MAGGIE OF MY HEART by Alyson Faye
2021 Alyson Faye Book Reviews Demain Publishing July 2021 Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! Richard Martin
MAGGIE OF MY HEART by Alyson Faye Set in post-war England in the 1940s, Maggie of My Heart harkens back to the classic black and white film noirs of the era and, like all good noirs, boasts a killer femme fatale in Maggie, a young woman whose past life of abuse at the hands of a former lover comes back to haunt her. Working as an escort in the seedy bars of London, Maggie finds herself falling for a charming conman named Johnny. Their relationship sours as Johnny becomes increasingly violent and unpredictable, and Maggie finds an out via...