Small-time crook Nick Paulson was pulled back from the brink of death by a blond goddess on an old red tractor. Wounded in an attempted mob execution, Nick thinks that the Texas farm where he finds himself recuperating from his injuries will be a good place to hide out from the men who want to kill him. But what he discovers there might turn out to be even more dangerous . . .
TRACTOR GIRL is a brand-new hardboiled crime novel in the classic mold of the 1950s Gold Medals from legendary yarnspinner James Reasoner, author of TEXAS WIND, DUST DEVILS, and DIAMONDBACK. Set in rural Texas in the early Fifties, filled with lust, obsession, greed, and violence and told at a breakneck pace, TRACTOR GIRL is redneck noir at its finest.
Short book, short thoughts....
This was another short blast from Reasoner at approximately 112 pages long, with similar themes to Dust Devils.........crime, robbery, secrets and deception. Some secrets are kept better than others, but all is revealed at the brutal climax.
Satisfying and entertaining, without ever threatening to make me abandon my pledge to rush out and buy the 297-odd Reasoner books I don’t have in my library. It definitely had the feel of a 50’s style Pulp. An enjoyable way of spending 3 hours on a Saturday evening, interrupting my otherwise hard-core rock and roll lifestyle.
4 from 5
Another book acquired recently on Amazon for kindle.