Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Review: I'm Not Happy 'Til You're Not Happy by Ryan Sayles

Genre: Crime Fiction/Noir/Short Story Collection


From a bank robbery gone horribly wrong to a shipwrecked man with a serious anger problem to a lonely teenage Peeping Tom, Ryan Sayles's second collection of stories steam rolls along. Need a transvestite beating up her drug dealer? Got it. What about a guy trying to stuff a dead hooker into his trunk? Got it also. Need a Richard Dean Buckner story? Got two of 'em. Come on in and join the mayhem.”


Ryan Sayles is the author of several books including the Richard Dean Buckner hard-boiled detective series.

For more, visit Mr. Sayles website.


A solid collection of short stories with one common theme. They're dark. Not just outside on a cloudy night dark. More stuck at the bottom of a long mine shaft dark. But there is also a touch of humor buried in many of the stories for a bit of comic relief, whether the absurdity of trying to fit a dead hooker in a too-small car trunk or at the end of the final story when hard-boiled detective Richard Dean Buckner gets a little too touchy-feely for such a tough guy.

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All of these stories are hard-boiled and dark. Not for the squeamish. (If you're easily offended by strong language, you shouldn't even have to ask. It wouldn't be a book for you.)

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues.

Rating: **** Four Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl

Approximate word count: 35-40,000 words

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