Read two chapters of the book, watch a video, and see photographs of the world of Mixed Blood at Roger Smith's website.
The Page 69 Test: Mixed Blood.
At the South African crime writing blog Crime Beat, he named his top ten crime novels.
One book to make the grade:
Glitz, Elmore LeonardRead about the other nine titles on Smith's list.
This is when Elmore Leonard really hit his stride, doing what he does best: a multi-viewpoint narrative that moves like hell. Great dialogue (of course), a tough-but-vulnerable hero, a sick and nasty villain, with a good-looking woman thrown in. Is there anybody out there who wouldn’t kill to be able to write as effortlessly as this?