Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Ways of the Dead: A Novel

debut novel drawing on the author’s twenty-five year career as a journalist (fourteen with the Washington Post), The Ways of the Dead is atmospheric, taut and fast-paced – but not your clichéd serial killer tale. Instead we are treated to a deftly-plotted, original and informed story that draws the reader into the dark underbelly of the nation’s capitol and the life of a journalist fighting to get, and then tell, his story. Although there are occasional information dumps that easily could have been edited out, they are more than offset by passages of lyrical writing that will leave readers breathless.

Jim Napier is a professional crime-fiction reviewer based in Canada. His book reviews and author interviews have been featured in several Canadian papers as well as on such websites as Spinetingler Magazine, The Rap Sheet, January magazine, Reviewing the Evidence, Crime Time, Shots Magazine, the Montreal Review of Books, and, as well as on his own award-winning site, Deadly Diversions.

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