“A Boardinghouse Heart”

Published in Noir (Newcon Press), 2014

It’s a detective story — or at least it’s a story with a detective in it — set on the slippery streets of a richly realised city. The protagonist, as should be the case in all good noir stories, is hopelessly out of his depth and beset by those more powerful and cleverer than he is […] a fine achievement and worth the price of admission on its own.

Martin McGrath, Vector