I’m thrilled to announce a new release by author, Joe Hefferon. Alice is the second instalment of his Texas Trilogy. I introduced the series with his book, Scattergun back in October.
I just finished reading Alice, and I’m still catching my breath—that good. You can find my review below and on Amazon.
Both Scattergun and Alice are a steal at only 99 cents, so grab them. You’ll definitely want more.
Gritty, raw, well-crafted. ALICE is a great story
*** 5 stars ***
With a narrative that is taut and fast-paced, author Joe Hefferon creates a formidable villain in his novella, ALICE, the second book in his Texas Trilogy.
Slate Canyon is described as a man with regrets the lifespan of a housefly, whose two best skills are killing and forgetting. Nothing is sacred to him, which makes his character both frightening and fascinating.
The book also sees the return of Captain Lamar McNelly from SCATTERGUN. He teams up with the likeable detective, Chucho Zarate. Together, they pool their unique skills to hunt down a killer.
ALICE is filled with numerous memorable turns of phrase. There are no clichés, no stereotypes. The prose is fresh and inspired. Horrific scenes tear at you but glue you to the page because they are written with such control. Even the minor characters are imbued with so much life that you will want to know more about them. ALICE is not just well-crafted; it is superb storytelling.
Mr. Hefferon is someone I greatly admire in the crime fiction genre. Read him. I cannot say enough about his talent.
Detective Lieutenant Chucho Zarate picks up the molecules of a decaying corpse drifting on the midnight air of Christmas Eve. No one in the small church notices, but his nose never lies; he knows some poor bastard has met a violent demise.
What he doesn’t know is this murder will unlock an internal gate holding back a spree killer, soon to be set loose upon Southeast Texas.
As the bodies pile up and the frustration mounts, the governor orders in the Texas Rangers to end the madness, and Captain Lamar McNelly, the synesthetic lawman, leads the team.
Together, McNelly and Zarate find themselves in a race to catch a phantom, with the next victim just a happenstance away.
Connect to Joe Hefferon
A former police captain with a penchant for dark humor. Joe has a keen interest in what really motivates people and the secret lives behind the facades.
Joe was interviewed on my blog November 29, 2013.