ABAA member Greg Gibson, proprietor of Ten Pound Island Book Company, has just released his latest book, a noir crime novel entitled The Old Turk's Load . The story takes place in 1967 Manhattan and the lives of the colorful cast of characters is entwined by a $5 million herion shipment that goes awry. I have yet to read the book myself, but it has already garnered critical praise. From the New York Journal of Books:
"...character descriptions that shine like pistols in sentences that burst like bullets…The Old Turk's Load is probably the fastest neo-noir read on the crime novel shelves. Exquistely hard boiled, this crime novel is the perfect beach read for those matured on Tantantino and Spillane."
Greg has authored several other books— Gone Boy, Demon of the Waters, and Hubert's Freaks—and has a great blog about his involvement in the antiquarian book trade, The Bookman's Log. (Check out recent entries in his blog that relate to The Old Turk's Load.) Greg will be exhibiting at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend and will be signing copies of his new novel, with all profits going to the ABAA's Benevolent Fund. Stop by Booth D23 and get your copy! I know I will.