Friday, 25 October 2013

Top Five Crime Novels #2: Nate Southard


Second up in this series in which writers choose their top five crime novels is Nate Southard, author of Pale Horses

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Most days, Sheriff Hal Kendrick can remember his wife’s name, but what frightens him are the days he can’t. When a local woman is found dead, naked and dumped on the banks of the Ohio River, Sheriff Kendrick is determined to solve the crime before Alzheimer’s disease destroys his ability to reason. No matter the cost, he will leave his county better than he found it, but murder is only the beginning, a spark that ignites a firestorm of violence, betrayal, and deceit. 

Most mornings, former marine Korey Hunt can remember the previous night. Other times, he only remembers darkness. When a body is found on his family’s property, Korey wants to believe he’s incapable of murder. Deep down, however, killing is all he knows. 

Death rides a Pale Horse, and no one in its path escapes unscathed. 



Nate Southard's Top Five Crime Novels

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The Little Sleep by Paul Tremblay



Nate says: Tremblay, who once wrote an absolutely terrifying story about balloons, injects a fun bit of surrealism into the PI story with The Little Sleep.  See, private investigator Mark Gevenich is narcoleptic, and his condition causes hallucinations.  The resulting story is full of twists, absurd exchanges, and that twilight feeling where you can’t tell what’s real and what isn’t, like the teen reality show contestant in the opening chapter who wants help finding her stolen fingers.  If you’re looking for something hardboiled but a little different, check out this one.

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Much Mojo by Joe Lansdale



Nate says: The second of Lansdale’s Hap and Leonard series is my favorite by a country mile.  Still licking their wounds from the events of Savage Season, Hap and Leonard appear more vulnerable than in some of their other books.  The voice Lansdale uses to tell the tale makes you feel right at home, like Hap Collins is telling you the story with one arm around your shoulders and a beer in his free hand.  A few of Lansdale’s horror tendencies shine through, but it all works.  I read the climax of this one while pacing back and forth in my living room.

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Slippin' Into Darkness by Norman Partridge



Nate says: New Norm Partridge books don’t come around often, but they’re always a cause for celebration.  His first novel is a masterpiece of, well, darkness.  A former cheerleader-turned-prostitute kills herself, and her death brings together those whose lives she affected.  The jocks visit a pornographer who still has a film reel of the cheerleader’s rape.  A lonely drunk hurls beer bottles at her headstone in the middle of the night.  There’s something particularly horrible involving an eight ball.  Everything spirals together, and the climax is controlled chaos at its finest. Through all of it, Partridge writes with a style that crackles around the edges.  His characters latch on and refuse to let go.  This one might be hard to find, but it’s worth tracking down.  It should be required reading for all writers of both crime and horror.

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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn



Nate says: I know it’s marketed as a mystery, but Sharp Objects is easily the best horror story of the last decade.  The last two chapters are some of the most terrifying words I’ve ever read.  Before you get there, however, you’ll meet Camille Parker, newspaper reporter and cutter.  There’s something so real and relatable about this character, a woman with only a few inches of her body unscarred, and the family she reunites with as she investigates a child murder in her hometown.  Years before she wrote Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn proved to be a master with Sharp Objects.


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Every Shallow Cut by Tom Piccirilli



Nate says: No one writes with the confidence and skill I’ve seen from Tom Piccirilli.  With this novella, Pic writes the meanest, most heartbreaking story I’ve ever read.  A nameless writer has nothing left but a gun and a loyal dog, and what he embarks on takes him through his past and hurtling toward a dead end.  The meat of things is how Pic makes us feel for the guy.  We experience every dash of hopelessness, anger, and sadness.  We know this won’t end well, but we can’t look away. I’d tell you more, but this is a book you need to read before discussing in any form.  Piccirilli is a master, and this is his best work. 

For more information about Nate Southard:
website: nateshouthard.com | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/natesouthard

9 comments:

  1. 1
    Ho tantissimo da scrivere su sto Renato Vallanzasca misto ad Ugo Fantozzi della finanza piu' filo mafiosa, piu' ricicla soldi mafiosi, piu' Berlusco-nazista e Pada-nazista, che e' il verminoso avanzo di galera, gia' 3 volte finito in carcere: Paolo Barrai. Nato a Milano il 28.06.1065. Lo faro' gradualmente. Uno dei tantissimi da lui truffato. Mi ha azzerato tutti i risparmi, come accaduto a moltissimi altri come me. Gianni Panni di Modena.
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    Condannato da Consob a pagare ben 70.000 euro di multa per mega truffa fatta da sto verminoso, vi assicuro, pure pederasta stupra bambini, di Paolo Barrai. Sul fotovoltaico. Che solo a me, ha portato via 1.400.000 euro, quasi tutto quello che avevo.
    https://www.google.it/?gws_rd=ssl#q=PAOLO+BARRAI+CONSOB
    http://www.finanzaonline.com/forum/trading-line/1454952-barrai-spiega-come-non-pagare-la-tobin-2.html
    http://www.maidireborsa.it/showthread.php?27302-Paolo-Barrai-di-Mercato-Libero-sanzionato-dalla-Consob
    http://www.advisoronline.it/albo/consob/22190-consob-sanziona-a-raffica.action
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    Condannato al carcere in Brasile, otto anni di galera sentenziatissimi. Per pedofilia, furto, truffa, minacce di morte, stalking via internet, riciclaggio di soldi mafiosi, propaganda razzista, propaganda nazifascista. Ecco i links di inizio indagine. Ora vi e' la sentenza. E' scappato da Porto Seguro di notte, in pieno carnevale 2011, per fuggire a processo e galera. Fate voi di che schifoso topo di fogna parliamo quando parliamo di sto colerico ratto criminalissimo che da sempre e' Paolo Barrai.
    http://www.portonewsnet.com.br/?mw=noticias&w=2996
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aqbT4KlYsmw/TcLbvUUpkeI/AAAAAAAAAe4/TiDPLR0LH_U/s1600/barrai+ind-pag01.jpg
    http://www.rotadosertao.com/noticia/10516-porto-seguro-policia-investiga-blogueiro-italiano-suspeito-de-estelionato
    http://portoseguroagora.blogspot.be/2011/03/porto-seguro-o-blogueiro-italiano-sera.html
    http://noticiasdeportoseguro.blogspot.be/2011/03/quem-e-pietro-paolo-barrai.html
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    Condannato al carcere a Milano ad inizio anni 2000. "Il funzionario di Citibank in grossi guai" come da finale del seguente articolo era lui.
    http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/2001/febbraio/02/Arrestato_imprenditore_delle_truffe_fiscali_co_7_0102023408.shtml
    Cacciato a sberle, poi, da Citibank, e fatto condannare al carcere dalla stessa Citibank.
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    In possesso della tessera di ... tenetevi forte, pls, and stra pls "ORGOGLIO PEDOFILO".
    https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAMBLA
    STO SCHIFOSO DEPRAVATO ... LO DEVO DIRE... IN QUANTO VERO... SODOMIZZA BAMBINI, SODOMIZZA ZINGARELLI DI 10-12 ANNI, CHE E' STO ACCLARATISSIMO PEDERASTA DI PAOLO BARRAI, RAGLIA SPESSISSIMO IN PRIVATO: "NEL LATIN AMERICA CHE TANTO AMO, E' FACILE FARE SESSO CON RAGAZZINI DI 10-14 ANNI... TANTE BAMBINE DI 12-14 ANNI RIMANGONO IN CINTA.. QUINDI, IO SCOPO I BAMBINI, BEVO IL LORO PRIMO SPERMA... SON PEDOFILO E ME NE VANTO". HO SENTITO QUESTI SUOI DISCORSI DA VOMITO ANCHE IO, QUANDO VENNE A TROVARCI A MODENA!
    (http://ilpunto-borsainvestimenti.blogspot.be/2013/03/lunedi-11-marzo-cena-modena-per-parlare.html)

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    Fa sempre, via bastardo nazista e mafioso Gruppo Berlusconi, che lo proteggere, chiudere i miei Facebook o Google account, in quanto svelo assolute verita' che li imbarazzano. Ma appena mi fara' chiudere anche questo account, ne riapriro' cento. Fra Facebook, Linkedin, Blogger, Google Plus, You Tube, e migliaia e stra migliaia di Blogs.
    But let's go ahead now, pls, let's go ahead.
    Fece comprare il Bitcoins a 700 dollari, dicendo che in un baleno sarebbe andato a 70.000, ed ora vale 200 dollari circa.
    ( http://ilpunto-borsainvestimenti.blogspot.be/2014/03/bitcoin-con-giacomo-zucco-stiamo-ridendo.html)
    Fece comprare Ftse Mib ragliando che sarebbe andanto subito a 40.000, ma lo stesso perse il 30% in un baleno.
    ( http://ilpunto-borsainvestimenti.blogspot.be/2015/07/la-borsa-italiana-e-sui-massimi.html )
    Fece comprare il Gas Naturale a 12 $ nel 2008 e lo stesso precipito' un anno dopo "appena appena" a 3$ ( perdita secca del 80%.. da infarto... fate voi, pls)
    http://www.nasdaq.com/markets/natural-gas.aspx?timeframe=10y
    Fece vendere il Dow Jones, ragliando che sarebbe crollato a 15.000 ed in un mese lo stesso volo' su a a 18.000.
    ( http://ilpunto-borsainvestimenti.blogspot.be/2014/10/dow-jones-atteso-in-area-15000.html)
    Fece vendere o non sottoscrivere i Btp e da quel momento son divenuti oro misto a platino.
    http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/2011/novembre/28/Barrai_dico_dieci_motivi_per_co_8_111128030.shtml
    Fece comprare a Mafia, Camorra e Ndrangheta ( suoi veri e soli clienti.. che se ne fregano delle performances, volendo solo lavara capitali assassini) case in Brasile, nel Marzo 2011, e da allora il Real Brasiliano ha perso "solo" il 60% per cento.
    http://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=BRL&to=EUR
    http://www.forexinfo.it/Real-brasiliano-rischia-il-tracollo-tra-crisi-economica-e-politica
    Fece comprare l'oro a 1800 dollari, nell'Estate 2011, ed a seguire, lo stesso, e' "solo" precipitato fino a 1160 dollari.
    Fece comprare il petrolio a 105 dollari e passa, nella primavera 2014, e lo stesso, e' caduto in un baratro: giu fino a 43 dollari attuali!
    Raglio' di "de dollarizzazione", a fine 2011, mentre l'euro valeva 1,40 contro un dollaro, e lo stesso dollaro ha poi guadagnato un 30% e passa contro l'euro.
    Ma vi rendete conto di quanto vi sputtanerete in tutto il mondo e per sempre, ad accostarvi a... parole sue.. sto "bevitore di primo sperma di bambini dodicenni", quale il gia' tante volte in galera, verminoso pedofilomosessuale Paolo Barrai di criminalissima Wmo sa Panama e criminalissima Bsi Italia srl di via Socrate 26 a Milano? Scritto per mero vostro bene. Questo e' solo un antipastino su chi e' davvero sto mega truffatore e mega avanzo di galera di Paolo Barrai. Fra poco mi stra scatenero' giorno e notte. A fra non molto. Gianni Panni giannipanni@gmx.com

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