Sunday, July 13, 2014

"South, America" reviewed in San Antonio Express-News-- "gritty volume of Southern noir"

South, America gets another fine review in the San Antonio Express-News:

“...suspense and drama in this gritty volume of Southern noir….The backdrop of pre-Katrina New Orleans is perfect for this novel. Davis paints it in tones that show an abiding admiration for the place and its people, and a respect for its enigmatic beauty.” — Yvette Benavides, San Antonio Express-News

Sunday, July 6, 2014

"South, America" reviewed in The Austin Chronicle--"New Orleans noir steeps the reader in Southern atmosphere, history, and violence"

Need some good summer reading? The Austin Chronicle's Mike King recommends South, America in its July Fourth "Lone Star (In)Justice" listing of top crime fiction:

"Rod Davis' new thriller is labeled 'A Jack Prine Novel,' and introduces its world-weary hero, savvy and muscular enough to carry on his back what promises to be an engaging Southern noir series… Like the coy comma in the book's title that redetermines its meaning, the novel proceeds by indirection and sly tangent, through sudden explosions of violence into meditations on Southern history and its persistent burdens on the present.”

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

"South, America" review in Montgomery Advertiser--"a fine Southern crime novel"

 "...evokes the uniquely beautiful but sometimes deadly topographies of New Orleans, the Delta and the Deep South." -- The Montgomery Advertiser

Wonderful review from the Montgomery Advertiser. Truly an honor to be recognized by one of the South's leading dailies.

"South, America" review from "Alabama's oldest weekly newspaper"


 "I can’t wait for his next book! I hope this is the first in a whole succession of Jack Prine adventures!"--the Moulton Advertiser

 Love this review from "Alabama's oldest weekly newspaper," the Moulton Advertiser. It's really nice to get a connection from the heart of the place I write about. And, yes, she's right, that's how we give directions in the South!


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Review of "South, America" in Dallas Morning News--"a good page turner"

Thanks to The Dallas Morning News for this enthusiastic review of South, America... "Throw in some voodoo, the mob, race relations in the pre-Katrina South (the book is set in 2000), as well as some classic and modern art, and you have a recipe for a good page-turner....Davis sets a lively pace."

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Stop demonizing Sgt. Bergdahl now!

Goodonya NYT. Of all the shameful and hateful bilge that has come out of certain elements in Congress because Obama is president, this demonizing of a rescued soldier (and his family) without a shred of proof has got to be the worst. Damn it, America doesn't roll this way! Or didn't use to.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Review of "South, America": It's "Gritty Southern noir"

"Gritty Southern noir."  That's what Dallas critic Si Dunn says about South, America in his new review on his blog "Books, Books and More (New) Books." Works great for me. You can find more at my author page, roddavis.author.com