Ed Gorman & Friends:: "I've got a new noir western out from Berkley called Bad Money about how one of the deadliest weapons (used by both sides in the Civil War) was counterfeiting. This is about a guy named Dev Mallory who was a Yankee spy who was tasked with two things during the war--overseeing the destruction of Southern train rails and overseeing the passing of millions of dollars in Bad Money. It has the grimmest love story I've ever done and a whole lot of business about how you seduce and then blackmail an engraver at the U.S. Treasury into helping you.
One of the old-timers I always see at a small branch library read it last week and when I walked in the door yesterday he said 'I liked it a lot but when're going to write a REAL western.'"
That's what Ed Gorman says about his new novel. Having read it, I can tell you that it's a fine job. I liked it a lot (and not just because of the dedication, so stop saying that!). Maybe the reason I like Ed's westerns so much is that they aren't REAL westerns. They're different and intriguing, and you never know quite what to expect from them. You need to get to your local bookseller and check this one out.