Well, spring might be round the corner, and still a bit shy, but the latest JJ stoner story by Frank Westworth is already out and worth reading.
If it’s not your first visit to my blog, you might know that I wrote about JJ Stoner before, and you can choose between shorter stories and some damn good full-length books (the “Killing Sisters” series).
I have to be honest.
I seldom “met” a main character (here: JJ Stoner) whom I love and loath at the same time. You’re kept on your toes all the time, and can never be sure who’s who, who’s ally, friend or enemy. And everytime friendly, likeable characters are introduced, you start fearing for their lives.
True, it takes a while to get used to Frank’s way of writing, of moving to and fro through time, flashbacks, now and then, but once you do, you’ll enjoy it enormously. You could start reading any of the short stories, they work quite well as standalones. If you want to start reading the books, I recommend starting with “A last act of Charity” because otherwise you’d be too confused. And believe me, you will be confused anyway. But in a nice, exciting way.
(Oh, and in case you’re wondering, I still don’t own an ebook reader. The review copy of “Six strings” has kindly been made available to me by Murder, Mayhem and more.)
So, now that you’re done reading this short blog post, go and get the story, and I hope you’ll like it as much as I do!