My Review of the Crime Novel by Laird Barron

Isaiah Coleridge, muscle for the Chicago mob’s Alaska subsidiary and the hero of veteran horror writer Laird Barron’s first crime novel, isn’t your typical Mafia hit man. He’s college educated, frequently alludes to Greek and Roman classics and relishes his underworld moniker — Hercules.

The action is fast-paced, the characters well drawn, the settings vivid and the hardboiled prose quirky in the manner of a writer who cut his teeth on horror and poetry. Check out the full text of my Associate Press review of Blood Standard here.

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