One won’t be enough November 2, 2014
I have always enjoyed crime fiction that had more going on than just an intriguing plot or engaging characters. “Swamps” has both, and more. I found poignantly melancholic Frank Nagler to be like my favorite chocolate bon bons: a dark, richly complex hard shell hiding a soft center. The plot unfolded at an enjoyable pace. The depiction of political corruption had me saying, “yup, that happens here too” and rooting for the good guys. The writing made the setting come so alive that I could smell the rust and wet concrete. One Frank Nagler story isn’t enough so I’m already looking forward to the next one.