Monday 14 June 2021



Synopsis/blurb ....

Her name was Crimson...and she was a legend. A beautiful pirate queen who plundered the 16th Century Caribbean sea by day and confronted voodoo and vampires during the steaming tropical nights.

Cast in Dark Waters is an original dark adventure tale by Ed Gorman and Tom Piccirilli.

This will be a Crossroad Press production.

A collaborative effort from Tom Piccirilli and Ed Gorman and one which while not actually disliking wasn't really my vibe.

Pirates, the Caribbean, Virginia, London's East End, an absent daughter and a mercenary rescue mission to a haunted island populated by supernatural non-human beings. 

Conflict, battles, negotiations, arguments, family dramas, loss, bereavement, dreams and nightmares.  

The story was entertaining enough without ever feeling like I was overly interested in the outcome.
Ed Gorman
The writing was good, the story was alright, the character's were interesting enough. A week or so on from listening to it, I can't say I've remembered too much finite detail and in another week or so's time I'll probably forget everything about it. 

There's worse ways of spending two hours of your time andat least I won't die wondering about what I might have missed.

3 from 5

Gorman and Piccirilli have both been enjoyed in the past. Too many times to mention. No doubt I'll enjoy them both again in the future. Hopefully with a tale more firmly rooted in reality and the crime-mystery-thriller genre. 

Tom Piccirilli

Read - (listened to) June, 2021
Published - 2002
Page count - 100 (1 hr 56 mins)
Source - Audible purchase
Format - Audible


  1. I like the idea of pirates, but this sounds a little over the top to me.

    1. Yeah, pirates are fine, but the rest a bit ....

  2. Not sure this one's for me, Col. I have to admit I'm not one for the supernatural in my stories; rarely does that work for me. Like Tracy, I'm interested in the pirate aspect of the story, but the rest? Not so much. Still, your review was great as ever.

    1. Thanks Margot. I think we're on the same page here.