Monday, April 11, 2011

Wolves and news

By Steve Weddle

We were honored to be mentioned along with some great folks for this year's Spinetingler Awards.

The Do Some Damage collection, TERMINAL DAMAGE, has been nominated for Best Anthology. Incidentally, the BEAT TO A PULP antho, containing work by our own Scott Parker, was also nominated.

In addition to the collection, the Do Some Damage site itself was nominated for the David Thompson Community Leader Award. This, I think, has more to do with the community of people joining us each day to chat about issues in crime fiction -- and Wolves football. So, you know, congrats to all of you reading this. And thanks for the support and the interaction. You can vote here.

And speaking of Wolves and interaction, this week we start the discussion for our most recent pick in the DSD Book Group -- THE WOLVES OF FAIRMOUNT PARK by Dennis Tafoya.

From Publishers WeeklyStarred Review. Dennis Lehane fans will welcome Tafoya's second crime novel, which delivers on the promise of his debut, Dope Thief. A drive-by shooting in front of a Philadelphia dope house claims two victims, Michael Donovan and George Parkman Jr., and leads to an intense search for the gunman. Both fathers--Brendan Donovan, a cop whose son was wounded, and George Parkman Sr., whose son died--can't help wondering if the incident was somehow connected with Brendan's younger half-brother, Orlando, a ne'er-do-well drug addict. Tafoya skillfully shifts among the perspectives of the two grieving fathers, Orlando, and Danny Martinez, the primary investigator on the case. The bleak worldview Brendan articulates ("Nobody knew anybody. Nobody knew the first goddamn thing about their wives or their husbands or their kids or their friends") will resonate with classic noir readers, who will hope Tafoya is their guide through the mean streets for years to come. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
So head on over to the DSD Book Group and let's chat about the book. Ready? Go.

By the way, check out THE LINEUP, a collection of crime poems.

And thanks again to Spinetingler and all who support us and our work.


David Cranmer said...

So Scott D is the secret to nominations! Good to know. Luckily I already have him on tap for the next antho.

Steve Weddle said...

David, You're doing another BTAP antho? That's great. When's it out?

David Cranmer said...

I'm shooting for November.