3 Books to Read in May
Lullaby by Ace Atkins
(On sale 5/1)
Ace was hand-picked by Robert B. Parker’s widow to continue the adventures of his famed PI, Spenser. There is no author more knowledgeable about the books and with the skills worthy of continuing the character. Ace will be here at BookPeople June 6th to discuss this book as well as The Lost Ones from his Quinn Colson series.
Last Call For The Living by Peter Farris
(On sale 5/22)
An attention getting debut about an Aryan Brotherhood member who takes a Georgia bank teller hostage after a robber. As the police and other criminals close in, the two develop a strange bond. A great rural noir with strong characterization and one of the best shoot outs that takes place in a church – a church of snake handlers.
Lady, Go Die by Mickey Spillane with Max Allan Collins
(On sale 5/8)
Collins continues to complete Spillane’s unfinished Mike Hammer novels, this one an intended follow up to I, The Jury. The New York hard Hammer finds himself in a small town looking into a case involving the body of a naked woman (“doll” in Hammer terms) found on the statue of a horse. Put on your fedora, pour a glass of scotch, put on “Harlem Nocturne” and start reading.