DISCLAIMER: I received a preview copy in exchange for a review.
WARNING: This review contains mild spoilers.
The beautiful thing about the Crescent City is its mysterious, and sometimes deadly, charms. Charlie takes full advantage of those qualities in Quarter Moon. Like the title, this work is three quarters shrouded in shadow. What I found was a story that reminded me a great deal of Dashiell Hammett; the characters took primacy over the plot.
This is a modern take on classic noir. Not a retelling, mind you, but a fully realized character study on how far individuals will bend in pursuit of their ideals. And, as with his Dirty Magick: Los Angeles and Dirty Magick: New Orleans anthologies, it’s also an urban fantasy/noir genre mashup. Continue reading Review: Quarter Moon »