Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Scott Phillips Returns With A New Novel


Hop Alley by Scott Phillips.  I missed the pre-publication notices on this one and lucked out by seeing a review in the New York Times Book Review.  Phillips specializes in unsavory male protagonists who do good despite their own selfish natures.  It's 1890 Denver and low-rent photographer Bill Ogden, from Phillips's Cottonwood, is dodging trouble with a drug addicted girlfriend and violent neighborhood.

Dead Lil' Hustler by Victoria Houston.  Another fishing themed mystery in Wisconsin's Northwoods.

Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown.  That's weird.  This Cussler cover doesn't have big fiery explosions all over the front.

Suspicion by Joseph Finder.  Finder is not wearing a tie for his author photo.  You know who Finder reminds me of?  Allison Moorer.  Only because this Moorer song is playing right now on my computer.

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes.  Hayes scripted The Road Warrior.  The Lord Humongous is a reasonable man.


Ancillary Justice by Ann Lecke.  This just won a big award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award.  Future artificial intelligence lives inside people.  Or something.

Skin Game by Jim Butcher.  Guy on the cover has a Colt revolver with an 8" barrel.  I don't know those revolvers well enough to identify the model.

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