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What Stroby does here is a fantastic example of the economy of writing.
Literally, it was one of those books where if you have three minutes waiting for a train, you're pulling it out to read a couple pages before the train gets there.
Without making her weak, Stroby gives us a tour of the soft spots in her armor.
I recently read Wallace Stroby's standalone novel Gone 'til November, and was disappointed in it, mostly because of the inefficiency of the lead female character, who proved to be... Read morePublished 2 months ago by rvialet
Cold Shot introduces Crissa Stone, a professional criminal whose lover is in prison and whose daughter is being raised by a cousin. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ed Battistella
Very creative writing. Even. Though crissie is a criminal she get ones who are worse than she is. Excellent writingPublished 7 months ago by John B
Any fan of Richard Stark's Parker novels should get to know Wallace Stroby's resourceful criminal heroine Crissa Stone. She's a real piece of work.Published 9 months ago by John B. Chandler
The first of the Crissa Stone books, and a grand opening. The others build on this, some characters reappear to disappear. The series is a winner. Now is trhe time to start. Read morePublished 10 months ago by John Bowes
I am a heavy reader, and this book is excellent. I am lookig forward to buying other books of Wallace Stroby and of my favorite authors.Published 13 months ago by Grace123
I've read this author before (Harry Rane series) but somehow he fell off my radar but now he's back on my list, and I'm starting with the other books in this series (Crissa... Read morePublished 14 months ago by KCScout
The world Mr. Stroby writes about is not the glossy world of TV crime shows. It is a far more dark and dangerous world, where trust is not only in short supply, but can prove... Read morePublished on September 17, 2012 by Robert Rudolph
I'll admit, never having heard of Wallace Stroby, I was dubious, doubly so learning that the protagonist of this new contemporary crime noir entry was a female. Read morePublished on June 10, 2012 by Gary Griffiths