Friday, April 12, 2019

What is Dan Stout reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Dan Stout, author of Titanshade.

His entry begins:
One of the great advantages of having a book released is that you suddenly find yourself with tons of great reading material! I’m incredibly lucky to have a stack of debut novels and ARCs on my bookshelves, and I’m working my way through them.

I just finished reading Katherine Forbes Riley’s The Bobcat, a beautifully constructed tale about trauma, sickness, and healing. Riley avoids all the tropes and minefields of this kind of story, and she has an unerring ability to always find the perfect word or turn of phrase. It’s really fantastic work. It...[read on]
About Titanshade, from the publisher:
This noir fantasy thriller from a debut author introduces the gritty town of Titanshade, where danger lurks around every corner.

Carter’s a homicide cop in Titanshade, an oil boomtown where 8-tracks are state of the art, disco rules the radio, and all the best sorcerers wear designer labels. It’s also a metropolis teetering on the edge of disaster. As its oil reserves run dry, the city’s future hangs on a possible investment from the reclusive amphibians known as Squibs.

But now negotiations have been derailed by the horrific murder of a Squib diplomat. The pressure’s never been higher to make a quick arrest, even as Carter’s investigation leads him into conflict with the city’s elite. Undermined by corrupt coworkers and falsified evidence, and with a suspect list that includes power-hungry politicians, oil magnates, and mad scientists, Carter must find the killer before the investigation turns into a witch-hunt and those closest to him pay the ultimate price on the filthy streets of Titanshade.
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