Volume One was a deliciously dark collection of short stories by St. Louis and regional authors, with all the hard-boiled dialogue, violence and deviance that pulp fiction fans can’t get enough of. Volume Two, due out early this month, promises to give its predecessor a run for its money.
Thems accurate words. Number 2's about to live up to its namesake all over your bookshelf.
And, finally there's a trailer for Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths. Unbelievable cast looking like they're having a lot of fun. Can't wait for this one.
At Ransom Notes I'm taking a look at spy books and films from the likes of Matt Kindt, Gregg Rucka, Mischa Hiller, Derek Haas, William Gibson, Olivier Assayas and John Boorman's underrated Tailor of Panama from John Le Carre's novel of the same name. I dug this movie a lot. Very funny and Pierce Brosnan doing the anti-Bond thing right in the midst of his stint as 007 was great casting.
Also, at Ransom Notes some historical mysteries taking place in the early to mid 20th century coming this fall. On that list, I'm really stoked about Dennis Lehane's Live By Night and curious to give Robert Olen Butler's Hot Country a read too - sounds kinda like a lost Craig McDonald Hector Lassiter title. Laurence McMorrow's The Underground has my eye too. I especially like that he's giving us a novella-length offering, thanks, Larry.