Re: RARA-AVIS: The Confession by Domenic Stansberry

From: Gratefulbear (
Date: 25 Feb 2005

"The Confession" is definitely my favorite among the first 6 novels published by Hard Case Crime (with the Cool & Lam novel, "Top of the Heap," coming in second). "The Confession" is dark, it's gritty, it's very well-written, and it keeps the reader guessing till the very last page. "Two for the Money" by Max Allan Collins was also good, but not nearly as engaging as "The Confession."

I just picked up the two newest releases from Hard Case Crime: "Home is the Sailor" by Day Keene, and "Kiss Her Goodbye" by Allan Guthrie. I'm not familiar with either author.

pax/shalom/salaam, Darrell

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  Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 3:46 PM
  Subject: RARA-AVIS: The Confession by Domenic Stansberry

  Just finished this. Another fine recommendation from the rare birds on this
  list. Classic noir situation with the narrator's world crumbling around him. Is
  he a murderer, even a mass murderer, or just being framed? It's a short book
  but every word is important as the reader gets inside of Jake Danser's head --
  not a pretty place to be.

  I enjoyed this even more than Stansberry's Chasing the Dragon which, as the
  first in a proposed series, is nowhere near as dark as The Confession.

  Thanks for the recommendation.

  Jeff in the desert

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