It's a classic Cain triangle - brutal and sexual and stark - that can only end in death. Retired porn star Angel Dare — who now runs an adult modeling agency called Daring Angels — was having a bad body day. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. There is one major exception, however. There's such an ugly cast of characters here the 3 P's: pornstars, prostitutes, and psychopaths. In her portrayal of the porn industry, Faust is pragmatic and realistic without being seamy and actually treats her subject matter and characters with plenty of heart and compassion. How could she have known that Jesse is a rat, part of a human-trafficking gang, and that the invitation was the start of a plot that involves murdering her best friend in the business? It's also the second I've encountered from.
Most I find good but not many great. But Angel is a survivor. Since it's written from Angel's point-of-view, we get her take on the industry. But the shoot turns out to be a front and she winds up shot and left for dead in the trunk of a car and framed for murder. The story moves on quickly and efficiently, with the spare, lean prose we expect in our hard-boiled stories. We meet Angel Dare, the aging but still beautiful retired porn star, who runs a business representing. I removed it and flipped it out into the dirt.
Dimension: 172 x 107 x 18. I say that without an ounce of hyperbole. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. I left the chili red lipstick at home and I don't smoke, so I'll do the best I can. I'll also take some time to mention Glen Orbik, the awesome cover artist who also contributed other amazing covers for Hard Case Crime including the great cover for David Goodis's , and the covers for Hard Case's popular Stephen King and Michael Crichton releases , and who sadly passed away while I was in the middle of reading this.
Former porn star and current talent agency owner Angel Dare is duped into meeting an old friend, beaten, raped, shot, and left for dead in the trunk of a Honda Civic, all because of some missing money she knows nothing about. Often violent and explicit in nature, as one would expect for such a setting. Here's hoping for a sequel. The story flows well and doesn't fall apart plot wise. It starts out well with the kind of female protagonist I like. I dare you to try and put this book aside for a few days without finishing it.
Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs. Most of the women on other covers of the other books have at least some clothes draped over them. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. She's on the run for a murder she didn't commit. This is justice given out by the injured party which usually isn't pretty and in this case, it's really unpleasant. People are shot, people die, people are buried out in the desert, and so on and so on. It definitely satisfied my thirst for seeing bad guys go down and not Ex-porn star and talent agent Angel Dare has been set up, beaten up, and left for dead.
This was a great, fast-paced, and well-written noir romp. Condition: Near Fine: The spine is slightly cocked, but unmarked. The reader is provided with enough material to keep the book moving along. Last month Grit-Lit was invited to attend Bouchercon sounds like voucher a huge gathering of mystery writers, fans and booksellers. I haven't had this much fun reading about sex since Terry Southern's novel. Revenge, and she'll do whatever it takes to get the men who ruined her life. Rainville — Rights inquiries for all works: Allan Guthrie — The North Literary Agency Contact Christa Faust by emailing.
Veteran cops and paramedics are unfazed by the sight of sucking chest wounds or decomposed babies. In the nearly fifty-book run, every cover has a woman on it, usually painted to be beautiful, evocative, steamy, and just plain sexy. Forced to take a job waitressing to support herself and her child, Joan finds herself caught between the handsome young schemer whose touch she comes to crave and the wealthy older man whose touch repels her…but who otherwise would make a tempting husband number two. Le problème, c'est qu'à l'instar d'un catcheur ou d'un voleur de bijoux, je me suis laissé tenter par un retour. Entertaining, full of twists, set against the background of the sleeze of the porn industry, this is an unusual and well-drawn story.
This novel is noir but it won't have you guessing about a mystery or detective work. The author doesn't hold back with the porn industry business - definitely more insight than I'd had before or wanted. Morning didn't give a damn about your little drama. I only sort of disliked it. This was way better than I expected.
This is the first book I've read by Christa Faust see top photo , but I don't think it will be the last. But Faust pulls the less-is-more card from her deck. And that means she'll get to the bottom of what's been done to her even if she has to leave a trail of bodies along the way. I feel kind of bad about reviewing the book after so long away from finishing it. She th This is an awesome little pulp crime novel set deep in the porn industry community of Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley, which also happens to be where I lay my head at night! Which is pretty much all i ask of modern noir novels. It's often said that the most sensitive part of your body during a porn session is your ears - no one likes getting busted with their undies around their ankles. Ex-porn star and talent agent Angel Dare has been set up, beaten up, and left for dead.