The Bayou Trilogy
Apr 28, 2011
Author: Daniel Woodrell
Publisher: Mulholand Books
Publication Date: April 11, 2011
These are three tales of hard living, not so nice people. Folks you wouldn't bring home to dinner, that's for sure.
This book is from the author who's a golden boy at the moment with Winter's Bone up on the big screen to much applause, Daniel Woodrell. This is a collection of three separate crime novels that all take place in and around the same Parish in Louisiana.
Rene Shade is a detective and one of the main characters in all three stories. The other characters range from guns for hire, lazy men looking for a quick buck, no matter what - to porn kings to hard worn strippers. As the body count rises, Rene is out looking to take down the scum that inhabit the city.
The language is rough, the people are rough, the crimes are messy, but if you're a lover of crime novels, you are going to sink in and be absorbed in these well written tales before the first page ends.