Monday, February 23, 2004
My review of Laurie Lynn Drummond's debut collection of short stories is now up at January Magazine. If the review doesn't make it perfectly clear, this will: I'd be hard-pressed to find a better short story collection that will be published this year. Drummond's stories of five female cops are drenched in authenticity, procedural detail, and a wonderfully evocative writing style that's extremely assured. I've been talking about this in email with Craig and we both agree that it's ruining us, just a little bit, for more conventional crime fiction that feature police officers. It's that good.