cover image The White Devil

The White Devil

Domenic Stansberry. Molotov, $15.95 trade paper (262p) ISBN 978-0-9967659-1-6

Edgar-winner Stansberry (The Confession) takes the reader on a wild ride in this exceptional noir. From the very first sentence, the unnamed first-person narrator seduces you into a labyrinth of emotions and coups de théâtre: “There’s been another murder, this one in Los Angeles, in the sand under the Palisades. Both of my husbands are dead. I am young to have been married twice, let alone widowed.” Settings range from Beverly Hills and Malibu to the Rome of Cinecittà and a nameless Spanish-speaking city, where the narrator has taken refuge. As she reveals the details of her life in Scheherazade fashion, the narrator raises a series of questions: is she lying to herself as well as to us? What exactly is her relationship with her half-brother? Who is really responsible for the deaths that seem to dog her every move? The shifting interpretations of events make for compelling reading. Stansberry is also the author of the Danny Mancuso PI series (Naked Moon, etc.). [em](Oct.) [/em]