Top positive review
Solid Anthology and Fun to Read.
Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2019
Noir Fatale is a solid anthology and fun to read. I was at the panel discussion at LibertyCon that one of the editors mentions in her introduction. I like the varied settings that the stories took place in. From World War II, to the future, the Moon, Toyoko, an alternate history Russia, and other places. All the stories are very good. I have read some of David Weber’s books and felt his story in the collection was the best fiction I have read by him. For some reason, I seem more drawn to the stories featuring detectives. So I really liked Ain’t No Sunshine by Chris Smith and Michael Ferguson, the Easy Rawlins reference I thought was a nice touch. Spoils of War by Kacey Ezell I found very appealing, and would like a follow up novel where Ray Martel searches for Nina LaFleur. I found the non-traditional detectives featured in Steve Diamond and Hinkley Correia stories very entertaining. This is the first time I have read anything by Patrick Tracy and plan to look for more of their fiction. I really liked Larry Correia’s Grimnoir Chronicles, the closing story in the book is set in that Universe and held up to the orignal series. Fans of that series should love this story.