A blog dedicated to reviewing crime novels published by independent presses everywhere.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Blogging the Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction #2: A Cold, Foggy Day
Bill Pronzini's entry in The Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction, "A Cold, Foggy Day" is a twist story with a twist. Actually, it's a story with two twists, one that you will see coming a mile away if your at all familiar with the conventions of these sorts of stories and another that plays with and subverts those conventions. An older man and his younger partner arrive in San Francisco with a job to do. It's a setup that's been done many times before, but it doesn't go where you expect it to. Pronzini's too savvy for that. The result is a very quiet crime story.
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