Wednesday, December 23, 2009

On Bookgasm

Bruce Grossman, Bookgasm reviewer and author of the weekly column, "Bullets, Broads, Blackmail and Bombs" has posted a nice review of The Big Wake-Up (my latest novel). Here's an excerpt:
In what easily could have been called The Maltese Peron, Coggins’ detective novel is infused with enough humor that it will make you forget how bloody things get... Coggins’ writing will have you ... engrossed... He’s a gifted storyteller who infuses not only humor to balance out the brutality, but also throws in plenty of pulp-like affectations, leaving readers to clamor for more.
I'm particularly pleased Bruce made the connection to The Maltese Falcon. Like Falcon, the plot of Wake-Up is driven by a mad hunt for a much desired, almost mystical object. In addition, there are several references to Falcon text in the book for Hammett cognoscente.

Read the whole review here.


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