Tommy Red

Tommy Red
The Progressive Killer

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Leave the (political) party. Take the cannoli.

"It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela

Right now 6 Stella crime novels are available on Kindle for just $.99 ... Eddie's World has been reprinted and is also available from Stark House Press (Gat Books).

Sunday, March 13, 2011

One True Sentence ... New Johnny Porno Review/A reading at The Raconteur ... Ooops, there goes another $900 million ...

Amici:

One True Sentence ... Hector Lassiter is back, so is Ernest Hemingway and a cast of other literary notables including Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Ford Madox Ford and southern European references to Ezra Pound during his Rapallo days. The Lassiter series covers a lot of ground and this one features the Paris years, specifically 1924 when the lost generation was busy reading, writing, drinking and cavorting with gusto. While crossing the River Seine, Hector hears a thud and a splash and thus begins a series of murders that engulf what amounts to the literary wannabe world of Paris in the 20’s. Small literary publishers are dying, some in grizzly ways. There are Dadists, blasphemers of anything conventional, lurking in the shadows. There are two beautiful women, Molly and Brinke, but are they really who they say they are?

Whoever they are, these deux belles femmes, they wind up in bed with a very drugged (from a high ankle sprain) Hector in about the hottest scene one can imagine; a three way with two beautiful, uninhibited women. What the Queen of Noir, Vicki Hendricks, does with men for her female readers in her novels, McDonald recreates with women for men in One True Sentence.

Lassiter falls for one, then the other, then is back to the first ... but one (or both) may be responsible for at least one (perhaps more) of the murders suddenly plaguing the Paris literati. Gertrude Stein creates an ad hoc group of investigators to find the murder(ers) before the Paris Police and thus some of the hunters become the hunted.

If you’re a fan of Hemingway, you can’t skip this Paris romp with his buddy Hector Lassiter. If you’re a Lassiter fan, One True Sentence is a must. Author Craig McDonald has created an education series around the life and times of Ernest Hemingway. Hector Lassiter, McDonald’s fictional Hemingway pal, remains a man’s man. There’s no shortage of adventure, love, lust or violence in this Lassiter-Hemingway journey back to the La Ville-Lumière (city of light), circa 1924.

"All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know." - Ernest Hemingway




Hey, a new review of Johnny Porno from the Noir Journal ...

“Charlie Stella is one hell of a writer. I was hooked from page one. With rich authentic dialog filling each scene, I felt as if I was there with the characters, not just reading along. To be able to forget I was reading and just “live” the scene was great. Each character was fully fleshed out, and the plot was tight. I couldn’t wait to turn the pages, and was sad to see the book end. If you’ve read any of the other Stella novels, you will be glad to see a few of the characters make cameo appearances. If you are a crime fiction fan, or just a fan of great writing in general, I could not recommended this novel enough.” —Ben Springer (Poker Ben)/Noir Journal

Johnny Porno at The Raconteur ... Hey, reserve Thursday, April 7th soon as yous can ... an evening with Knucks? Oy vey ... he’s reading from Johnny Porno in Metuchen, New Jersey ... April 7, at 8:00 p.m. at The Raconteur . The Raconteur offers wine and Johnny Porno ... where half the proceeds will go towards keeping this small independent bookstore from getting crushed. No heckling, please ...

The Raconteur
431 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ 08840
(732) 906-0009

From Time Magazine ... another bunch of missing dollars, this time from the premier Afghanistan bank (oops, there goes another $900 million) ... these are the kinds of things that strengthen libertarian arguments; the idea that governments, any governments, can do very little right and a whole lot wrong. Guess where the Afghani banks are going to ask for the bailout? Guess who’ll give it to them?

Can they (the government) make bigger clowns out of us than continuing this war in Afghanistan?



—Knucks