About

I decided to create this blog to share some of the great books I read with others who share my affinity for all things noir. I feel that there are many sites that offer plot summaries, so I rarely include a full summary of a book. Instead, I will offer my thoughts on the author’s style of writing and overall impressions of the book. I rarely, if ever, post about books I didn’t enjoy. I find that I rarely finish books I am not really enjoying and it is unfair to review a book I didn’t finish. I hope you enjoy the site and welcome feedback on the books I review.

 

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    1. I sent you an email and have not heard back as of today. I am very interested in communicating with you, so if the email did not arrive, please comment here and I will send you my contact information.

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  1. It occurs to me that you might enjoy my odd little book, Down Solo. May I send a copy? It’s short. If you’re entertained, a few lines would be appreciated.
    A brief description is here: http://www.earljavorsky.com.
    A review copy is available at http://thestoryplant.com/marketing/review_req.php?tid=35. (If not in US, please select e-format.)
    Thanks
    Earl Javorsky

    “Don’t miss Earl Javorsky’s Down Solo. Kick-ass excellent writing. This guy is the real deal”
    Dan Fante, author of Point Doom
    “Another awesome mystery. Check it out.”
    James Frey, author of Bright Shiny Morning

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  2. Hi

    I’m not sure who you are, but I just wanted to say a big thank you for the review you posted for my book When the Music’s Over. I was blown away to see what you’d said, thank you for your kind words

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  3. Hi,
    Many thanks for your great review of All Due Respect Issue 7. Also, many thanks for the kind words you said about my story Histories of the Dead.

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  4. Hi,

    seeing as you enjoyed and were kind enough to write a few words about my story in All Due Respect 7. I wondered if you’d be interested in reading and if you enjoy it writing a few words about my Noir crime novella “The Whistling Sands”. If so, please let me know and I’ll send you a free kindle version.

    Cheers
    Math Bird

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  5. You reviewed my crime novella, Dark Water, in March 2015. I own a small press, ELJ Publications, LLC, that is mainly literary, but I recently started up a crime imprint, Dark Passages Publishing, in August 2015, which only publishes novellas from 15,000-35,000 words in length. I have 2 titles currently published with several more on the way for 2016. I’m curious as to whether or not you’d consider reviewing any of our titles. If so, will you accept a PDF copy of the book? I appreciated your review of Dark Water and think these two, along with many of the future novellas, may be of interest to you. Please visit http://www.darkpassagespublishing.com for more information. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Warmest,

    Ariana

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  6. Hey: You reviewed my first novella, REDBONE, and I was really appreciative of your thoughts. I have a new novella out (from a different press) and would love to send it to you for possible review. Can I contact you some way with the mobi file? Many thanks, Matt Phillips

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    1. Hey Matt,

      Thanks for the offer. Funny thing is Chris Black from Number Thirteen Press reached out to me with a copy. I will give it a read int he near future and if I like it, I will put out a review over on Out of the Gutter online (That is where I have been reviewing books for the past few months).

      All the Best

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