The Package – Book Two: Revenge (The Pacakge 2) [Kindle Edition]
Cleve Sylcox (Author), Mark Oliver (Illustrator)
Revenge, the second book of, The Package series finds David Winters receiving threatening messages, chased by goons, and shot at by his infatuations. In this Noir detective drama you will witness Murder, Sex, and an unfolding mystery leaving you gasping for breath and on the edge of your seat.
Package II by Cleve Sylcox is the second installment of the series following Dave Winters, the hard-boiled two-fisted detective receiving death threats after wrapping up The Package I. ‘Die Scum’ is the opening line of the anonymous note, and it’s pure Sylcox to the final chapter. The author parodizes, patronizes and plasters the genre throughout the short story, and without getting inside the author’s mind you’ll never know what happened. We’re back at his cluttered desk at his shabby office, closing it down and heading out to Moe’s where Angel’s waiting with the usual. Al and Louie are still stumbling around outside looking for something good to pick up off the sidewalk. Only someone’s lurking in the shadows to take Dave’s head off, and it’s never a question of why (we’ll get there eventually), but who’s at the head of the line this time. This is Mike Hammer in Hell, a genetic splicing of Mickey Spillane and Quentin Tarantino. It’s not about Dave catching the bad guy and living happily ever after – not happening. This is Dave leaving Moe’s every night with someone waiting to knock his head off, forever and ever and ever.
For literary students, this is Poe, Baudelaire and Sartre finding their way to Moe’s after Mickey Spillane took off. Package II by Cleve Sylcox is detective noir you can’t fantasize without.
They Came Out After Dark (Tales of Crow #1) [Kindle Edition]
Chris Ward (Author)
For Jun Matsumoto, a school trip to the remote study camp of British Heights is hardly his idea of a good time. Akane, the love of his life, hates him, and he’s rooming with Ogiwara, the school bully.
Things get even worse when a dose of bad Christmas turkey makes most of the students sick, and suddenly Jun and a handful of others are left cut off from civilization as the snow closes in. Pretty soon the power has gone off, and a strange, birdlike creature begins terrorizing the guests.
If Jun thought the school trip could get no worse, he’d be wrong. As the students group together with the other remaining guests, suddenly their understanding of danger turns on its head.
There are creatures out in the woods, and they’re hungry for human flesh…
They Came Out After Dark is the first in a new series from Chris Ward, the acclaimed author of the Tube Riders Trilogy …