“The other inmates call him Saint Homicide, the murderous man of God who heeded the voice of wrath when it told him to do the unthinkable.
Many consider him a fanatic. Others see him as a prophet. And some simply think he’s insane.
I needed something short and sharp to kick-start my reading this year into life – it’s the back end of January and I feel like I’m in a slump already – even though the books I have read so far have, with just the one exception all been pretty palatable.
Last year, I read and enjoyed Hinkson’s Hell on Church Street and despite having his Posthumous Man already waiting on my kindle. I plumped for his latest offering which I recently acquired from the Crime Factory guys in Australia.
Totally irrelevant to my reading pleasure – but the cover for this isn't as eye-catching as the previous Hinkson book I enjoyed.
Hell on Church Street review is here.
Saint Homicide is a quick, easy read and focuses on the same theme as Hell on Church Street – religion of the bible-thumping Evangelical type.
Daniel, our narrator tells his story from his prison cell. He’s a man of God, a lay preacher with an unshaken faith in serving his lord. In Daniel’s world - tolerance, forgiveness and compassion is in short supply. You batten down the hatches whilst struggling against your own lustful demons and you wreak vengeance on the sinners that displease your intolerant saviour............and then you get to languish in the joint.
Funny, dark, grotesque and a little bit scary........people like this actually exist! Now where’s my box of snakes?
4 from 5
Bought late last year direct from The Crime Factory. Their website is here.
The author's blog is here.