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Dead Man Walking: A Nick Holleran book is a wicked little love child between Sin City and Constantine.
The atmosphere reminiscent of the 1950’s PI’s of the past hits from the very start. The world building and side characters that David Green has created makes me already cross my fingers, hoping there is more of the same to come.
Humour is mixed with horror and it is tantalisingly weaved throughout the story.
When I finished Dead man Walking I felt as though I had been given a small window, or perhaps a fireplace view, of a moment in this world, a moment in Holleran’s life. And oh boy, what a moment it is
I really liked this. It's a refreshing take on the crime genre and a fantastic teaser. It felt like the author was just settling into this character and writing style in this novella. I look forward to reading more of the adventures of Nick Holleran. The best is yet to come.
David Green's writing flair is shown in this gem of a story. It's not too long and moves at a good pace. Nick Holleran is hired by a woman to look into a man who stalks her. However, there is more to it as he discovers the offender is linked to him personally. I loved the style this story takes, a gritty, noir voice that blends supernatural entities. Strong characterisation gives every persona the memorable touch; a femme fatale, a bar owner, an angry demon, a disturbed mute who haunts the detectives office, and satan himself. It's a great little read. It reminded me a little of 'The Wolf Among Us'/ 'Fables' series, so fan of that and similar will certainly enjoy it. The best part is that there is scope for many more cases for the once dead detective.
David Green's Nick Holleran brings out the best in my love of detective noir (Chandler, Hammett et al) and combines it with a healthy dose of occult fiction. It's done extremely well and my only complaint is that I want more! As things were left on something of an open ending, I am very hopeful that my wish will be granted and Nick Holleran will ride again!
The latest Black Hare Press short read was an absolute delight. If you’re a fan of The Dresden Files or John Constantine this is a book you’ll love. I’m not quite sure how this little gem packed so much character, emotion and world building in just 40 pages, but it did and did it to the highest standard. I can’t wait to read more adventures from Nick Holleran.
What's not to like? Dead Man Walking is an entertaining supernatural noir page-turner with instantly relatable and fun characters that's hard to put down. It's a great introduction to a world I'm eager to learn a lot more about, doubly so after that cliffhanger.
I really enjoyed this book. Fantastic story with great attention to detail. I read it in one sitting! I couldn't put it down. If you are looking for a short, sharp, entertaining read then this is your book!