Thursday, January 30, 2014

Roger Smith in America

New Pulp Press, whose roster includes Jonathan Woods, Les Edgerton, Anonymous-9, and Crime Factory, is bringing two novels by South African chill- and gritmeister Roger Smith to America in print editions: Dust Devils and Capture.

Detectives Beyond Borders raves:
"Roger Smith knows how to play up the good, old-fashioned virtues of honor, persistence, redemption, and love of adventure. He also keeps the bullets flying, the blades flashing, and the spinning tires kicking up dust on sun-baked South African roads. 
"The result in Dust Devils ... is as much unabashed fun as I can remember having had reading a crime novel."
and
"Roger's Smith's Capture gets out into the streets in and around Cape Town's forbidding Flats more than his previous novels do, and the results make Capture feel more sociable than its predecessors. 
"The grim shacks remain, and grim things happen inside them (and in rich sea- and hillside houses, too), but characters also punch out drunks in crowded strip clubs or risk their health dodging cars. ... 
"But in the main, the story is Smith's customary mix of damaged characters interacting in dangerous ways, then rushing hellbent to redemption, romance, or messy death. And Smith even offers some laughs along the way."
Release date is Feb. 20.

© Peter Rozovsky 2014

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2 Comments:

Blogger adrian mckinty said...

Another Roger Smith for the TBR pile. Excellent!

January 31, 2014  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

He has another, more recent book out that's on my list, too.

February 01, 2014  

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