Friday, June 19, 2020

Back to Beau's Book Nook

This week, Beau takes a look at Ed Kurtz's NOTHING YOU CAN DO.

Here are seventeen tales of crime, murder, and vengeance from Ed Kurtz, author of The Rib From Which I Remake the World and Bleed, including the acclaimed stories “A Good Marriage” and “The Trick.”

From backwoods Arkansas to the sleazy side of Cologne, Germany, America’s first serial killer in nineteenth century Texas to a broken family descending into madness in 1920s England, no one escapes their own darkest drives and everyone learns there is Nothing You Can Do.

Praise for novels by Ed Kurtz:

The Rib From Which I Remake the World isn’t only the best book I’ve read this year, it is Ed Kurtz’s best book yet. This is a haunting story of seeing through illusion and the terrifying reality of what it means to meet your maker.” —Bracken MacLeod, author of Mountain Home and Stranded

A Wind of Knives dusts off the classic western’s most enduring motifs and gives them a shine. With no lack of gunplay and bloodshed, the book also has heart and intelligence. In short, Kurtz delivers an intense, gritty, and moving story that takes a new look at the Old West.” —Lee Thomas, award-winning author of The German and Ash Street

“Ed Kurtz proved to me that not all horror novels have to be blood and guts and gore. Don’t get me wrong, those elements are in The Rib From Which I Remake the World, but Kurtz balances them with engaging characters and a captivating story.” —Crimespree Magazine

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