The MWA anthology BLUE RELIGION, edited by Michael Connelly, scored a rave review from Publisher’s Weekly:
The Mystery Writers of America presents a high-quality anthology of 19 original stories that explore a wide range of police experiences, from newcomer Polly Nelson’s superb tale set in 1864 Kansas, "Burying Mr. Henry," to editor Connelly’s powerful and grim Harry Bosch investigation into a young disabled boy’s death, "Father’s Day." The sordid mean streets, depicted in Persia Walker’s "Such a Lucky, Pretty Girl," are nicely balanced with the lighter touches of Jon Breen’s "Serial Killer," a darkly comic tale in which two police detectives recount one of their cases to a community college writing class. TV writer Paul Guyot contributes one of the volume’s strongest selections, "What a Wonderful World," about a cop’s obsessive search for the killer of a hot dog vendor. This is one of those rare themed anthologies that can be enjoyed at one sitting.
I was chairperson of the MWA committee that selected half of the stories for the book, so I’m very happy about the review. And I am doubly pleased to see my friend Paul Guyot’s story singled out for praise.
5 thoughts on “Finding Religion”
I haven’t read all the stories in the collection yet, but I’m definitely impressed so far.
And much though it pains me to admit it, Guyot’s story is very good.
Great to hear this news, Lee! Thanks.
I’m thrilled to have a story in this anthology and look forward to hearing more feedback about it as it becomes more generally available.
Woo woo! A rave for guyot.
Hey, David – think Guyot might autograph a copy for us so we can say we knew him when?
Seriously-the praise couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Honest.