My work as a correspondent for Crime Fiction Lover is humming along nicely. I was recently offered a chance to submit a freelance book review for the website of Grift Magazine, an excellent new hardboiled journal. Consequently, my review of Joseph Koenig’s False Negative is now up on the Grift site. I won’t give away much, but this is one of the best books I’ve read all year. If you like hardboiled characters and vintage pulp, this Hard Case Crime offering is for you.
In other news, I seem to be unable to review Hard Case Crime without using the term “meta.” It appears in the False Negative review, and I also used it in my review of Stephen King’s The Colorado Kid. Will he be able to review a third Hard Case Crime book without using the word meta? I’m sure this will not be the last Hard Case Crime book I review (sure hope not!), so stay tuned, ladies and gentlemen.
And by the way… The review has a pseudonymous byline, so please don’t harass any innocent Ed Quinlans you meet and ask them what they want “dating wise.” I’m just sayin’…
But don’t just take my word for it. Go read the review, then take my word for it.