Reading Kaye George’s Choke, her long-time-comin’ first published novel, was a breath of new idiosyncratic characters, small-town realism and personal mission. Here’s my synopsis and review of Choke, written by an Agatha nominated writer, well known for her short stories, and now, novel. I hope to read many more sequels to this fine debut. E. B. Davis
Can’t put it down because Immy’s mom is in trouble, and they go on the lam.
“Immy had never seen her mother look so demoralized and bedraggled. ‘It’s part of my plan to get you out of here, Mother, my plan to spring you.’”
“’Darling,’ she whispered back, ‘they think I killed Hugh. I really think that they really think that.’ There was fear in her wide eyes.”
Hope you like these lines as much as I did.
“’We have to go to Sonic,’ Immy said, ‘so I don’t get made.’”
“’Immy you won’t get laid just by going to lunch with me.’”
“Hugh Duckworthy was found murdered this morning. Someone gagged him to death. A package of raw sausage was stuffed down his throat.”
Karmic justice implicates other characters when Immy inadvertently solves two crimes while trying to solve the murder. Sh*t happens, but then maybe there really is a reason behind randomness.
Every good detective knows how to disguise himself, and The Moron’s Compleat PI Guidebook explains how, but Immy’s disguises get her into continuous trouble.
Buy the paperback and find out for yourself why I liked it so much. Choke is available for purchase at:
Barnes and Nobel and Amazon.
Choke will be released in electronic format in June.
WWK Blogger Paula Gail Benson has two short stories running in Kings River Life Magazine this weekend, "Pelican Spring" and "The Mama Factor." Both are Mother's Day short stories. You can read them by going to: http://kingsriverlife.com/category/kings-river-reviewers/terrific-tales/
Linda Rodriguez is a finalist in two categories for the International Latino Book Awards (given out at BEA the end of May)--one for Every Last Secret and one for editing Woven Voices: 3 Generations of Puertorriquena Poets Look at Their American Lives (with Gloria Vando, Anika Paris, and Anita Velez-Mitchell). Congratulations, Linda!
The second SinC Guppy anthology, Fish Nets, has been released by Wildside Press. WWK authors, Gloria Alden, Warren Bull, Kara Cerise and E. B. Davis have short stories in this volume, which can be bought at Wildside Press, the usual retailers and will be available at the Malice Domestic Conference. Look for "the story behind the stories" on May 1 here!
Upcoming Salad Bowl Saturdays include authors Carolyn Mulford on 5/25 and Liz Mugavero on 6/1. If you are interested in being a guest blogger, send a message to Jim Jackson at email@example.com.