Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The Beat on The Street
Lot's happening out there. Here are a few.
The Christmas Noir Flash Challenge continues until Jan 3rd over at Do Some Damage HERE
Some new stories as part of the ongoing 600 -700 word challenge are up at A Twist of Noir HERE
Let's not forget about the Fairy Tale Crime Story Contest. Deadline is Jan 14. Details HERE
After reading John McFetridge's "Let It Ride", as a paying customer, I posted this review on Barnes & Noble's site.
"I bought "Let It Ride" for my nook after reading some of the author's short fiction, which I enjoyed very much. I'm gving it a 5 star rating in the catagory of crime/suspense fiction. I have read many novels in the genre in 2010 and "Let it Ride" was the most entertaining of the lot. If Mel Torme is the Velvet Fog, then John McFetridge is the Velvet Pen, because his writing style, especially with dialogue, is so smooth. It's one of those rare novel's that are almost cinematic in style and storyline. I thought it would make a terrific movie, the whole time I was reading it. I have never been to Canada before, but after reading "Let it Ride", I feel like I have been there. It was a wild, exciting, dangerous trip, and I'll going to check out the author's other novels now."