Read Charlie Huston Now
Charlie Huston has become one of my favorite contemporary authors, and today's New York Times review of his new book, THE MYSTICS ART OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH, just makes me salivate that much more to read it. His Hank Thompson trilogy was flat out brilliant, and THE SHOTGUN RULE was one of my favorite reads of 2007.
If you haven't read him, stop what you're doing and buy CAUGHT STEALING, SIX BAD THINGS and A DANGEROUS MAN. If vampire noir sounds cool (trust me, it is) check out the Joe Pitt casebooks.
And as Charlie himself says on pulpnoir.com, "the paperback version of THE SHOTGUN RULE (has) come home to roost for those folks who like their literature to be flexible enough to fit the contours of their ass when stuffed in a back pocket."
Really, can you honestly say you won't read Huston's books? If you don't, there's no way we can be friends.