Love Stories Are Too Violent for Me print edition is now available on Amazon! You can pick up your copy here. It says it is currently out of stock, but no worries! You can still send in your purchase for it on there.
Back in print after two decades, this modern, ironic detective story features iconic private eye Vic Valentine, who is hired by a hard-drinking professional baseball player to find a vanished lover. From there, a troubling journey begins, as the hunt leads Valentine down a twisting trail of decadence and danger that eventually takes him to the most unexpected place—the private eye’s own past. This is pulp in the classic sense: the story of a lonesome outsider wrestling with existence and sucked into a whirlpool of lust, passion, and desperation, all served hot, fast, and straight out of the emotionally gory grindhouse called life.
“Fast, funny and way ahead of the ‘noir’ curve.” —Eddie Muller, author, Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir
“As soon as I found this book I totally related to the main character and thought, ‘This would make a great movie.’ I’d never read anything like it.” —Christian Slater, actor/filmmaker
“While it has all the trappings of Philip Marlowe by way of Race Williams, this book is an old fashioned (if slightly fractured) love story at heart . . . To tell more of the story is about as hopeless as, well, trying to explain the plot of a Marlowe or a Williams. It’s in the telling, in the characters, in the whirlwind pace.” —Bernard A. Drew, author, 100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors
Webmaster Note: I do not want to quote anything or spoil anyone on this so all I can say is that it is very well worth reading. It’s tough because you just do not want to put it down and the characters are so likable. This will be an amazing film, but in the meantime you should really check out the book!