Ray and Duane are turning out some of the finest noir of the decade. Their novels are consistently
lesser applauded are their short stories.
here's Ray with
and describing Goose
he's a guy with a pot belly and one leg, sitting in a wheelchair and talking like he's kept the best eight ball for himself. he calls himself Goose because he says he lost the leg at Goose green in '82.Anyone who 's known him longer than a minute knows he lost the leg becasue he tried to mainline an artery.
here's one classic line from a slew of gems
'God, but for the grace of bikinis go I'
Ray's story is to be found in
The Best of British Mysteries 1V'
edited by the alchemist, Maxim Jakubowski
and Duane s black jewel in
Todd Robinson and Otto Penzlers
Coming in the random alphabet of mystery
Abbot to Guthrie
Coleman to Starr and Straley
The order of this randomness is Irish logic,
Pot luck an a whole lotta cheek.