God will forgive me. That’s His business.— Heinrich Heine
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Florida Springtime = new Doc Ford novel !
“Night Vision“ by RWW
[ PW Starred Review ]:
In White’s intelligent, fast-paced 18th Doc Ford thriller (after Deep Shadow), Doc’s hipster friend, Tomlinson, persuades Doc to help an extraordinary 13-year-old girl, Tula Choimha, recently arrived at a Florida trailer park from Guatemala. Tula, who speaks with God and whose patron saint is Joan of Arc, is determined to find her mother and brother, who came to America months earlier but have disappeared. People who get to know Tula believe she is special, blessed, even a saint—except for the sleazy, steroid-infused trailer park landlord, Harris Squires. Fearful that the discovery of some human remains inside an alligator carcass will implicate him in a crime witnessed by Tula, the paranoid Harris kidnaps Tula and takes off. Doc sets out to rescue Tula, but standing in his way is a menacing gangbanger, Victorino, and Harris’s vicious girlfriend, Frankie. White balances the sordid criminal activities with plenty of intriguing wildlife lore. The bond that Tula forms with her captor adds poignancy.
(dec, 2010) I was pleasantly surprised … when I received the ARC for “Horns,” and it immediately moved to my “on deck” position among the stacks of “to-be-read” books that populate the desk. I loved “…Box,” and “…Ghosts,” and wasn’t disappointed when I finished Hill’s latest. Another grand slam from a burgeoning master of supernatural suspense. Ig Perrish leads us on a believable Mephistophelian arc from a fully fleshed–albeit horned—mortal, coping with loss: of innocence, of love, of future, to an ironic redemption in the womb of flames.
How’s that for a suitably slick summary? Really, though, how can a reader not get hooked—pun, intended—when your narrator, in the first paragraph, discovers an unaccountable pair of horns adorning his head after a night out? Hill’s skill as a writer lays in making the credibility of his characters and his own authorial voice beyond reproach. With confidence and a wry wit, he crafts a thrilling tale macabre that remains rooted in reality. At once a gripper of a story, “Horns” also dares to explore the larger, all-too-human themes of corruption, evil, and suffering, along with the hopes of salvation and atonement.
Raising the complexities of love, regret, and sacrifice, Hill’s use of musical and literary allusion weaves a devilish motif that creates a mood both diabolical and playful. Unconventional “horror” where the suspension of disbelief is a non-issue. To the point: set aside your current read and pick up “Horns.” You will be hooked. You will be impressed. You will be disappointed when the ride’s over.
Bring Key West to you !
Tom Corcoran has followed the footsteps of his fictional character, Alex Rutledge, to create 400 color pictures for this forty minute DVD. Rutledge, the continuing character in the Corcoran mysteries, shares with the author a love of the camera and a fascination with Key West.
If you appreciate the books of Tom Corcoran, you will enjoy seeing dozens of locations he has chosen for crimes, meetings, meals, romance and law enforcement actions since he began his series in 1998. All of the DVD color photographs were taken since 2007 with digital Kodak, Canon and Nikon cameras. If you enjoy the warm, tropical light of Key West, its unique nautical heritage, classic architecture, foliage, beaches, hangouts, vehicles and streets, you will find it all here.
The program is backed by the acoustic guitar of John Frinzi and steel pans of John Patti. Their soundtrack perfectly fits the scenery and laid back mood of the island.
but wait! there’s more:
For the true Corcoran fan and collector, we still have First Printings of Tom’s
SIGNED by both Tom Corcoran and Randy Wayne White–who contributed the introduction–this fine showcase of Tom’s B&W photography captures the romance of a historic Key West that’s all but disappeared.