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Anniversary: 12 July
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Black Pills & Red Bullets by Verge Le Noir
Black Pills & Red Bullets by Verge Le Noir
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a look., 1 Aug 2014
Another short story diversion for me this month. Downloaded relatively cheaply on Amazon UK a few months ago and I feel like I got my money’s worth. Reading back through the brief descriptions above, I wouldn’t say all 10 are seared into the memory banks, but enough of them have me wanting to look out for more from Verge in the future.

RED ROOSTER and BURN BABY BURN are the 2 stand-outs for me.

Great author name - I hope it's real, great cover, great stories – most of. Enjoyable.

You can find him on Twitter @VergeLeNoir

4 from 5

Amazon UK purchase.
The Red Right Hand by Joel Townsley Rogers
The Red Right Hand by Joel Townsley Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning and amazing!, 25 July 2014
I don’t really know what to say about this one TBH. I thought I knew what was going on for a fair portion of our narrative as dictated to us by Dr. Riddle. Then in a flash, I didn’t as my understanding was turned on its head. Then I did as I read on until the end, or did I……
The only other book, I can recall that similarly stunned me was William Hjortsberg’s Falling Angel.
We have a road trip that results in murder, more than one.
New York, Connecticut, Vermont, plans, road trip, car, garage owner, mechanic, inventor, investor, insurance, banks, cheques, fiancé, marriage, honeymoon, hitchhiking tramp, doctor, painter, professor, gardening, shopkeeper, mailman, police,… Read more
The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day
The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day
Another debut novel for me here and another mystery set in the world of academia, with the fictional setting of Rothbert University, a prestigious establishment at its heart.

Our story is delivered by dual narrators. Firstly, Amelia Emmet as we pick up with her on her return to work, 10 months after being shot by a student, who then turned his gun on himself. Emmet is interesting as a character. She’s by turns, deserving of our sympathy as she struggles with the realities of her physical disability in the aftermath of the incident as well as the emotional distress she feels, especially returning to the scene of the crime. At other points she irritates and annoys with her… Read more

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