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“There is not a lemon in this batch of stories. Mr. Collins’ writing style is terse and economically efficient.
It’s been two years since the vampiric virus was unleashed in The Strain, and the entire world now lies on the brink of annihilation.
“Morgue Drawer Four, a finalist for Germany’s 2010 Friedrich Glauser Prize for best crime novel, is a real find for aficionados of black humor and the macabre.
“Crime noir doesn’t get more powerful than this.”
“Noir is not easy to write—and nearly impossible to do successfully in the first-person POV— especially when you know from the very first ‘I’ that the hero(ine) will survive, strangling
“Morgan is an enduring character and one that deserves to be around for a long time to come. If he remains in Mr. Collins’ capable hands he no doubt shall.”
“Although noir was once a genre dominated solely by male writers, Ms. Faust’s liberating writing brings new substance to pulp fiction.
“The Wrecker is a truly magnificent historical adventure with a relentless pace, speedy as the trains it describes, populated by noble heroes and dastardly villains.
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have done it again—and have done so with efficacy. In creating a new hero, they have assured their many enduring fans a fast paced read.