Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Book: Private Midnight

I received a request to review a new book for a blog tour this week, titled, Private Midnight by Kris Saknussemm, from Phenix & Phenix. I have reviewed titles for them before and this looked like another good one. I started with it for the read-a-thon, got into it, and then put it down for a lighter read and decided to pick it up later. Well, later came, but I just couldn't get into it. I usually try to finish a book that I've agreed to review, but this time I just couldn't. I teach my students that there are times when it's okay to abandon a book. I guess this was one of those times for me. I'm not real sure what it is about the book that I didn't like, or couldn't get over, but I'm sure that many of you would like the book, so I asked if there was anything else I could do on the blog tour, besides review the book. I didn't want to let Phenix & Phenix down because we have a good working relationship and I enjoy most of their books.  That being said, I'm going to share some things about the book with you, and then you can decide whether or not it's for you. 

Author:  Kris Saknussemm
About the Book:  By the author of Zanesville, a seductive story of grit, gunplay, vampirism, and a bit of bondage.

Detective Birch Ritter is a man on the edge-of himself. His past is filled with secrets, shadows, guilt, and ghosts. Then a dubious police buddy he hasn't seen in a year introduces him to a mysterious woman who says her business is shadows. What she knows about what lies between the darkness and the light inside men is more than Ritter may want to find out, and much more than he can resist learning. It's said that to try to forget is to try to conceal, and concealing evidence is a crime. But maybe revelation is another kind of crime-against nature.

Kris Saknussemm, the widely acclaimed author of the sci-fi smash Zanesville, now delves into another genre, and another world-a world where even the sunlight is shadowy and where deviancy is the norm. Private Midnight is a journey into the seedy, sexy, underbelly of life-crime noir for a new generation.

Read the review from BC Books and you can see the book trailer here.

If you do read this book, please let me know what you think!

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Sorry it didn't work for you. Thanks for your honesty.

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