Hank Schwaeble delivers the goods in this collection of short noir fiction. Each story is compelling and masterfully crafted. There isn’t a bad story in the bunch. Plus you get to read the amazing introduction by Jonathan Maberry.
Here are some of my favorites:
American Nocturne – A dime store detective attempts to solve the most baffling case of his life. This tale will leave you questioning reality.
Midnight Bogey Blues – How do you get rid of a boogeyman? Read this story and find out. You might not like the answer, but you’ll enjoy reading it.
Gomorrah – A story about the darker side of destiny. An initiation ritual gone wrong leads a participant down a very dark path.
Bone Daddy – This twisted tale goes into very dark territory. Made me feel a little queasy while reading it. A guilty pleasure for sure.
Phantom Hill – A weird western with a unique and compelling twist.
A Murmur of Evil – Who doesn’t like an officially sanctioned Kolchak: The Night Stalker novella?
Nurture – The argument between nature vs. nurture played out literarily and in the darkest sense. A bleak and disturbing tale with just a touch of politically incorrect humor.
There’s plenty more to enjoy. I can’t recommend this collection enough. Absolutely fantastic! If you like noir, have at it. You won’t be disappointed.
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