The Little Death
Jake Falconer, a hard-boiled detective in Echo City, is struggling with his love of booze, a square ex (and a cop, no less) he can't get over, and a murdered partner. In sashays Sloane, an homme fatal whose twin brother has gone missing. The search leads them to a sex club used for blackmailing... show more
Jake Falconer, a hard-boiled detective in Echo City, is struggling with his love of booze, a square ex (and a cop, no less) he can't get over, and a murdered partner. In sashays Sloane, an homme fatal whose twin brother has gone missing. The search leads them to a sex club used for blackmailing the city’s most powerful, and soon Jake finds himself hip deep in sex and danger—it’s a good thing he’s no stranger to slogging through either.
Publish date: October 5th 2011
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
2.5 starsIn a way this story sort of reminded me of “Infected” series, though not with the same fondness. That might be unfair comparison given “Infected” were complete series consisted of 8 novels while this was barely over a hundred pages. It could be the pairing: rough devil may care private dick...
Even though I liked the well written noir gumshoe feel of this story, the romance was a wash. I just didn't feel it, the main character was a HUGE alcoholic and didn't want help from anyone. He doesn't like himself, can't forgive himself and most of the time he wants to die. How can you love someone...
I love the classic noir feeling of this story. The characters, plot, and setting work so well to build and maintain this feeling, and I hope to read more about them at another time.
3.5 starsI wonder what rating should I give this book. On one hand, I think the writing (or it is the plot?) is a little bit fuzzy. No, I'm not hangover, but I feel like there are things left out, that I am not part of, which leave me all confused.On the other hand, I welcome a protagonist that is n...
3.5 stars. Good noir-styled m/m romantic suspense about a hard-boiled PI who's hired by a "homme fatale" to find his missing twin brother... but nothing's really adding up in the case, except the bodies. I suspect the references to classic noir detective stories will be obvious to those more familia...