Wallace Stroby has knocked another hardboiled tale out do the park with KINGS OF MIDNIGHT.
Crissa Stone, whom Kirkus Reviews gushed is “crime fiction’s best bad girl ever,” returns for another great novel, a follow-up to COLD SHOT TO THE HEART.
Stroby threads that most difficult of writing needles: the sequel that matches the original in intensity.
KINGS OF MIDNIGHT is an awfully well-written thriller.
Stroby tells a masterful story of career-criminal Crissa Stone, a woman who has been thrust into the life of a loner and who handles that, and the complications of a heist gone wrong, with the calm cool of a Sergio Leone anti-hero.
Noir is a tough nut to crack and Stroby does a lovely, lively job of casting flawed, fickle characters in a whirlwind of bad decisions and best intensions.
A remarkable read. Nicely done, Mr. Stroby.
Word came this weekend that reviewer Joe Hartlaub of Bookreporter.com has listed BREAKING POINT as one of his Top 10 favorite novels for 2011!
In his review, Mr. Hartlaub wrote, “There is mystery, action, suspense, death and romance from beginning to end, and the last 60 or so pages are strictly jaw-dropping. The result is something that you’ll take with you long after you read the last page.”
Wow! Thank you indeed, Joe!
Here are Joe Hartlaub’s picks:
BREAKING POINT by Dana Haynes
THE WOODCUTTER by Reginald Hill
LUCIFER’S TEARS: An Inspector Vaara Novel by James Thompson
THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME by Donald Ray Pollock
THE HYPNOTIST by Lars Kepler
THREE SECONDS by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom
FEAST DAY OF FOOLS by James Lee Burke
THE PACK by Jason Starr
COLD SHOT TO THE HEART by Wallace Stroby
SOFT TARGET by Stephen Hunter