Sunday, January 27, 2013

Body Count: The Joe Hannibal Case Files, Vol. I (Joe Hannibal)

Some writers stop after a few PI novels, writing thrillers and standalones. Others stick by their main man and stick with the genre. Wayne Dundee is one of those authors and for that alone you need to buy this book. In this cool collection Wayne offers us Joe Hannibal stories spanning 30 (!) years.
Showing not only how his PI Joe Hannibal has changed over the years it also shows how the genre itself has evolved. The first two stories in this collection are very much Mike Hammer like stories, but the later ones show how Hannibal becomes a character of his own, as does Wayne's writing style.
Take a look why the short story form is a fantastic vehicle for hardboiled detective stories and take a look why Wayne has been thrilling reader for decades.

1 comment:

wayne d. dundee said...

Thanks for the kind words, Jochem. The PI genre is my first love in fiction (both reading and writing) and Hannibal is my guy --- he and I are stuck with each other until they pry my cold, dead fingers off the keyboard. A new Hannibal novel (originally announced for December) will be out in March --- watch for BLADE OF THE TIGER! And while I'll continue doing Hannibal PI stories, I have also recently branched into the Western genre, which I enjoy very much. Readers who like hardboiled fiction (which spans more than just one genre) might want to check some of those out, too!