Sunday, September 05, 2010
Publisher's Weekly Review of Noir 13
From Publisher's Weekly:
Ed Gorman, Perfect Crime (www.perfectcrimebooks.com), $14.95 paper (252p) ISBN 978-0-9825157-5-4
Gorman (Stranglehold) showcases the darker side of his talents in this solid collection, a mix of previously published and original stories. Gorman is comfortable with futuristic settings ("The Baby Store," in which a couple deals with the loss of a child and the prospect of having another) as well as fantasy ("A Little Something to Believe In," in which a changeling seeks the secret to paradise), but he's at his best in a crime story like "Flying Solo," in which two elderly Midwestern men facing a death sentence (cancer) embark on a new career of crime in the service of protecting others. In "The Long Way Back," successful brother Giff visits struggling brother Michael in their Cedar Rapids hometown and bails Michael out when his weakness threatens his family's well-being. In the chilling "Killing Kate," a husband decides on a unique way to punish his wife for her infidelity. Three of the 13 tales are collaborations. (Oct.)
Coming October 25, 2010
250 pages $14.95
13 dark tales of murder and revenge
"The Baby Store" "Comeback" "A Little Something to Believe In" (with Larry Segriff)
"Flying Solo" "Aftermath" "Loose Ends" "Killing Kate" "Favor and the Princess"
"Heritage" (with Terence Butler) "The Long Way Back" "Rafferty's Comeback"
"That Day at Eagle's Point" "Such a Good Girl"