In total he has written around a dozen novels including the intriguingly titled The Octopus on My Head and last year's Snitch World.
His website is here, and in addition to his writing he also designs and manufactures furniture to house electronics and sound systems. If you happen to live in the San Francisco area and need such things.
Two recent additions to the library are Old and Cold and A Moment of Doubt, which I will enjoy at some point in the future. I think I regard my books and library as akin to a wine cellar. I like stocking it up with all types of different vintages, enjoying the fact that I have them available to pick up and look at and examine, but I don't want to drink them all at once.
Old and Cold
The new noir tour de force by the riveting Jim Nisbet. What's a guy to do, when he lives under a bridge and has an unshakeable thirst for martinis? kill for cash. so goes the logic at the heart of Old and Cold, leading to a spree of hits that are sometimes perfectly executed, sometimes messy, set against the backdrop of San Francisco's beaches, bars, and murky darkened streets. told at breakneck speed in a bravura voice, this novel is Jim Nisbet's finest work yet, reminiscent of Jim Thompson at his best and Tarantino at his most irreverent. a tough and tender love letter to a city's underbelly, this is a shockingly funny tale of suspense that won't let you go.
Ken Bruen pontificates – “Nobody has Nisbet’s distinctive style, humor and sheer craft...One of the finest masters of noir.”
The streets of San Francisco ooze with danger, sex, poets, and technology in this hard-boiled mystery, creating a story that is at turns hilarious, thrilling, and obscene. Set in the 1980s, this is the tale of an idealistic and angst-ridden writer who struggles with day-to-day responsibilities such as paying his rent on time. Exploring ways to exploit technology, the writer flirts with hacking, while dealing with a world of bars, bordellos, and the AIDS virus. When the writer learns the passwords to the inner workings of the publishing industry's digital realm, he finds himself facing dangers from unexpected places.
Another plus point is he can usually be relied upon to get the job done in less than 200 pages. Not one from the school of writing that subscribes to the dictum........"Why settle for one word, when you can use fifty?"
For those who enjoy fantastic cover art here's the unforgettable Lethal Injection.
|Read back in the days before I reviewed.|