Monday, May 21, 2012

Gone Bad / Julie Morrigan

Reviewed by: BigAl

Genre: Noir/Short Story

Approximate word count: 30-35,000 words

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“Variously described as a crime author, Brit Grit writer -- and even 'the new queen of urban noir' -- Julie's short stories have been printed in respected publications such as Bullet, Out of the Gutter and Blink Ink, and online at such venues as A Twist of Noir, Thrillers Killers & Chillers, Powder Burn Flash, Pulp Metal, At the Bijou and Darkest Before the Dawn.”

Morrigan also has two novels available, Convictions and Heartbreaker, as well as a novella, The Writing on the Wall. For more, visit her website.


“Tales about bad people doing bad things.”


Described by some as “Brit Grit Noir,” a description I love, Gone Bad is a collection of eighteen short stories. The stories are dark and gritty, some with ending twists that might make you laugh (Pick a Pig Night and It Could Be You both did that for me). Other stories, like The Sins of the Father (which is probably not what you’d guess), have characters doing bad things where you can almost sympathize. Clever and well written, if you’re a fan of Noir, Gone Bad is definitely a keeper.


Some adult language and situations. Uses UK spelling conventions.

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues.

Rating: **** Four stars

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