Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
John Straley’s The Big Both Ways ( Alaska Northwest Books, 2008) is a 30’s era crime story and a field guide to wildlife of the
The story begins when logger Slip Wilson walks off the job after seeing one of his coworkers die in a gruesome accident. He has two grand in a tin and he’s planning on going back east and settling down. Unfortunately for him, he happens upon Ellie Hobbes, a pretty blonde communist with a union organizer’s corpse in the trunk of her car. One death leads to another, and soon Slip, Ellie, and Ellie’s young niece Annabelle are forced to flee
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Hard Case has made it to Germany, where the books have different titles. Little Girl Lost, has become, to the best of my limited ability to figure out German, Death of A Stripper. And Bust has been comically retitled Flop.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Deputy Billy LaFitte is a bad cop. He was run off the police force in his hometown of
Yellow Medicine, which is named after a real county in
Still, Smith doesn't pull any punches, and Yellow Medicine is worth checking out for those who like their characters bad, their violence unflinching and their endings bleak.