"...all the slam-bang anyone might want."
Maybe they don t write em like they used to, but Ollerman does. --Bill Crider
"A moody novel with sullen authority. A quality read but not a light one."
"... [Ollerman] joins the ranks of notable noir authors himself."
Bouchercon, the Austin Noir @ the Bar, and the C3 conference are now all in the books. I've somewhat recovered and need to get back to work. Hard.
Check out the recent blog entries for giveaway information on MAD DOG BARKED and other books from the BookBitch.com website. But hurry, the giveaway is only good through October....
Speaking of MAD DOG BARKED I posted a couple more reviews (you can read them on the review page). Why do people keep comparing me to Chandler? Wholly unintentional, I swear. I don't get it but I suppose I don't really need to.
Read a bunch of books since the last time I updated but I finally started THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN. But slow going due to time constraints.
Two signings coming up: Once Upon a Crime bookstore in Minneapolis, November 5th. Then Boston at New England Crime Bake to sign for an anthology I'm in, WINDWARD: THE BEST CRIME FICTION OF NEW ENGLAND 2016. Check out the schedule page for more details.
Ollerman handles this substantial material swimmingly, telling a strong, tough, compelling and original crime yarn that locks your lapels in its fingers before your eyes get to the bottom of page one. Taut storytelling, lean and mean prose, rich characterization and cutting suspense combine to deliver a sucker punch as full of hard knuckles as anything the godfathers of noir wrote. Stack this one on the top shelf next to the other big boys. The pantheon grows. Thompson, Chandler, Hammett, Cain, Collins … and Ollerman. -Noir Journal