This article is a New York Times book review about the latest in Crime Fiction pieces of today. The New York Times article reviews 4 books in total starting with “Every Night I Dream Of Hell”, a story about Glaswegian gangsters. The other books in the article are, “Long Black Veil” and “Golden Prey”. The article concludes with its final review of “What My Body Remembers”, that emphasizes a Danish word “Ravenmodre” or “Raven Mother” when translated in telling the story of a 28 year old unfit mother, Ella Nygaard.
- Nate Colgan, a violent mob enforcer and chronicler of “Every Night I Dream of Hell,” survives by believing he’s a good person trapped in a bad job.
- Perhaps the best author for a mystery novel about a transgender woman with identity issues (Long Black Veil) is Jennifer Finney Boylan, herself a transgender woman with identity issues.
- Twenty six novels about the same protagonist might seem too much but author John Sandford makes it work in Golden Prey.
“It’s a joy to wallow in the muck with Mackay, who writes in a bold style that reflects confidence rather than bravado, occasionally breaking up the tension with a wry joke.”