Busted Valentines and Other Dark Delights

Busted Valentines and Other Dark Delights

by Frank De Blase

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13 sordid and salacious tales of hustlers, lovers and losers, killers and thrillers carousing in a charade of lust, love, luck, and murder… where shifty, shady types clamor to survive, when no way out seems to be the only way out…

“You read stuff like this and the top of your head comes off. This is pure dark, stark, powerful poetry.” –Les Edgerton, author of The Bitch, The Rapist, The Genuine and Imitation

“It’s top shelf writing with a bloodshot eye for the gutter.” –Charles Benoit, Edgar-nominated author of Relative Danger and You

“De Blase wields a big heart and a bigger knife for twisting.” –Jack Getze, Spinetingler Magazine

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BN ID: 2940148192480
Publisher: Down & Out Books
Publication date: 02/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 168
File size: 608 KB

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Busted Valentines and Other Dark Delights 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jgetze More than 1 year ago
In Busted Valentine, Frank de Blase's wonderfully poetic collection of short stories, grifters grift, swindlers swindle, and multiple gunshots tell police the situation is sorting itself out. Every doorway hides a pimp, jazzer or nighthawker, and the used-up hustle the hard-up. With titles like Righteous (Beat Version), Neon Boneyard, Thompson Hotel and Grift ’N’ Grind, it’s clear what part of town de Blase’s lyrical tales will take you, and the collection’s title piece, Busted Valentine, shows this powerful young writer also wields a big heart and a bigger knife for twisting. Much like the title story’s tearfully described suicide note, the tales in Busted Valentine feel like they were written with a clenched fist.