Sunday, 15 November 2009

Col Bury's Crime Fiction Choice...

Hi Folks,
It's that time again when I choose three stories I particularly enjoyed from around the blogosphere. The Brits have had a good run to date so now it's the turn of our American friends. However, I make no excuses all three of this month's selections are from the deep archives of Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers. Next month I will mix 'n' match.

Col Bury's Crime Fiction Choice #7

COUNT THE EYES - by Erin Cole

A must-read, beautifully written, atmospheric chiller from Erin. I had to break off half-way through, for a brew, such was the tension! A inimitable tale with a strong voice I absolutely loved the sound of.

Col Bury's Crime Fiction Choice #8

AN INVERTED VIEW OF WIVES - by Angel Zapata

When a crystal ball arrives in the post Larry's life takes a mysterious turn. A profound piece of incomparable flash - with a cracking title - from back in May when Angel debuted over at TKnC.

Col Bury's Crime Fiction Choice #9

GRETA - by Christopher Grant

If you've missed Greta, you've missed a treat. She's a stunning blonde doubling as a no nonsense debt collector - one of the most memorable female characters throughout the blogosphere. There's a trilogy of Greta stories over on TKnC - a place that A Twist Of Noir Editor, Chris, calls his 'home from home'. The fact her name is an anagram of 'Great' is less than coincidence.

Enjoy!

10 comments:

Matt Hilton said...

Have to agree Col that all three are top stories (and not just cos they're on our site). They deserve to be caught again by those who may have missed them first time round.

Col Bury said...

Cheers, Matt.
Enjoyed re-reading them all.

Tina said...

Enjoyable reading Col. Thanks for the links!

David Barber said...

Col, 3 top stories. Enjoyed them all, and officially met Greta for the first time.
Good call again, mate. Enjoying this great idea!!
Regards, David.

Angel Zapata said...

Hey Col,

Thanks for the shout out. I really appreciate it. Erin and Christhopher's stories are top-notch.

Paul D. Brazill said...

three very top tales.

Col Bury said...

Hi Tina,
Thanks for popping over - I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Dave,
I'm glad you acquainted y'self with Greta. Read the other two. And ta' for the compliment.

Angel,
You're more than welcome, fella. Credit where credit's due.

Paul,
Mate, that's why I chose 'em!

Thanks to all for commenting.

Erin Cole said...

I am truly flattered! Thank you so much for the kind words Col.
Angel always has great visions in his stories, braiding plots and characters with ease.
I also found Christopher’s character, Greta, a kick ass classic — nothing wrong with black lace and black mail.

Col Bury said...

Erin, you're more than welcome. Your story is truly outstanding and has stayed with me long after reading. It was an obvious choice.

Jodi MacArthur said...

I had to look this up. Erin's story, Count The Eyes has stayed with me to this day. Horses never seemed so freaky until her story. She's a superb writer!