13 Shots Of Noir is a collection of flash fiction and short, sharp stories in the vein of Roald Dahl, The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The first story, "The Tut", was nominated for a 2010 Spinetingler Award, while the story "Anger Management" was chosen as one of the Predators and Editors top twenty crime stories. Crime, horror and dark fiction are contained within the pages of 13 Shots Of Noir.
A short book - so a short post and review!
Another shortish page turner to keep the numbers ticking over as the end of the year approaches. 13 stories – 63 pages and a great introduction to another new author for me this quarter, though I have sampled the odd short story from him previously.
Brilliant entertainment for a couple of hours……… snuff movies, necrophilia, drink, marital disharmony, vampires, werewolves, gun-toting killer priests, cops, PIs, taxidermy and embalming fluid – all played out against a less than picture postcard landscape of 21st century Britain…….run down towns, amusement arcades, snooker halls, bingo, Poundlands and Little Chefs.
The three standouts for me - The Tut, The Final Cut and M.
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Purchased recently from Amazon UK