I'm a big fan of Preston Lang's work, as per my previous review of his novel The Blind Rooster, as well as a couple of shorts I'd read in anthologies (see Switchblade magazine).
His collection of short stories in this set is a solid demonstration of his snappy story telling and excellent prose, as well as a great range of colourful characters, great femmes fatales, and gritty violence. And his range of tales shows great imagination.
I've recently acquired another two of Mr Lang's novels, so will be diving into one of them shortly.
Oh, and I do just live the cover image! Speaks volumes.
If you love hard-boiled and noir as much as I do, then I seriously recommend Preston Lang's work.
And in very recent news, I've just appeared along with Mr Lang in the Special Edition of Switchblade magazine! Something sort of cool about having your first short story published along with another writer you really admire. And there are a gang of other great writers in there, too.
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