I loved the first issue of Switchblade, as you know from my blog about it, and the second issue has convinced me that I have found a fabulous source of noir and hard-boiled crime fiction. I am going to become a rusted-on subscriber to this one!
Scotch Rutherford again does a truly great job editing this collection and it stays faithful to the hard-boiled noir world. He also turns a mean pen himself!
Aside from loving the entertaining writing in this collection, once again I have new authors to track down and get their work. This I always find is one of the great joys of reading anthologies. Last time around I discovered Preston lang, and have now bought all his work available, and loving it! This is really the essential joy of reading well-edited anthologies - all those authors you would not have met otherwise!
If you like this style of crime for your reading pleasure, as I certainly do, then this is a 5 star read.
Mr Rutherford, you are doing a stellar job, do please continue! And I say that on behalf of all the Australian fans of Switchblade. Bring on more Switchblade!