Sunday, January 30, 2011
This is, to me, the reason the Kindle was invented. Just a week or so after AN Smith's Choke on Your Lies debuts, we've got new collections by two of my favorite private eye writers of the last ten years.
Many people are familiar with Dave White, because he's published a couple of novels and because he's a frequent Internet presence (including writing for the group blog at Do Some Damage). Now he and Needle Magazine have announced the forthcoming anthology titled More Sinned Against, rounding up the sevon Donne stories.
Included is Dave's well-known "Closure", winner of the Derringer award, and "God's Dice", selected by the editors of The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories for their year-end anthology. "Closure" is still my personal favorite; his writing continued to get better, but there's something special about that story.
Robert W. Tinsley was a frequent contributor of private eye stories in the first half of the decade, many of them appearing in The Thrilling Detective, and now his tales of ex-Navy Seal, ex-Border Patrol agent, now El Paso private eye Jack Brady are available in a single volume. Called The Brady Files, it features eighteen (!) stories, many new to me.
In addition to his fiction, for a couple of years Bob reviewed short stories daily at The Short of It. He's more-or-less dropped out of sight since then (my sight, anyway), and I'm glad to see he's back with the new book. As we say down here in Texas, y'all check it out.
posted by Graham Powell at 10:02 AM