Sunday, June 20, 2004

My latest column in the Chicago Sun-Times ran this morning:
"Splendid debut by a Chicago writer". (The writer in question is Joe Konrath.)

It includes reviews of 5 new crime fiction books:

J.A. Konrath -- Whiskey Sour
Jack Kerley -- The Hundredth Man
Steve Hamilton -- Ice Run
Rob Reuland -- Semiautomatic
Richard Cox -- Rift

Konrath's book, in particular, is excellent. One of those debuts that comes along (rarely) and really leaps out at you. Damn fine writer. (He also has a cool locked room mystery in the latest issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.)

Ice Run is also excellent -- but, then again, all of Hamilton's work is.

Happy reading!