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Stroby is (heisted) money in the bank

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.


‘Cold Shot’ Hot Read

ImageI’m reading Wallace Stroby’s COLD SHOT TO THE HEART. Terrific thriller from our friends at Minotaur Books.


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.

‘Breaking Point’ crashes Top-10 List!

Word came this weekend that reviewer Joe Hartlaub of 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:


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

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