A blog dedicated to reviewing crime novels published by independent presses everywhere.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Quarry in the Middle
Hard Case's November title for this year is up on their Web site. It's by Max Allan Collins, who has now penned four original novels for Hard Case and had two novels reprinted in one volume (those two novels happened to be the first two Hard Case novels I actively disliked, so they kind of ended the honeymoon I was having with the series.) Overall, I have mixed feelings about Collins' work, but another Quarryshould be a welcome addition to Hard Case's lineup. The First Quarry and The Last Quarrywere both decent reads. Thank god it's not another Ms. Tree novel.
Welcome to the Indie Crime Blog. As the name implies, this blog is dedicated to reviews of crime fiction published by independent presses. There are many books published every year that seem to be ignored for a variety of reasons. The books sections of newspapers are getting smaller. Bookstores give more shelf space to more established authors. I could go on, but you get it.My intent is to review books both old and new in the hopes that some deserving writers and worthy publishers will gain some exposure. I can be emailed at IndieCrime-at-gmail-dot-com