Blood Will Have Blood by Thomas H. Carry is a new novel that was just released yesterday.
Readers who enjoy crime noir and satire fiction won’t want to miss the latest from bestselling author Thomas H. Carry: Blood Will Have Blood [Bad Alley Press, January 20, 2021], a compelling, fast-paced narrative, sprinkled with dark humor, brutal Irish mobsters, and allusions to Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Appealing to fans of Elmore Leonard, Lawrence Block, and Lou Berney, this entertaining novel explores the notion that we all may be just a few unfortunate circumstances away from crime…As an actor in New York City in the late ‘80s, Carry knew at some point he’d write about that unusual yet transformative experience which inspired the setting for Blood Will Have Blood. Carry explains he was intrigued by the idea of seemingly normal people who find themselves in abnormal contexts, where unanticipated aspects of themselves are revealed, often resulting in violent, dangerous, and subversively funny situations.
Struggling actor and inveterate pothead Scott Russo is tired of performing in terrible Off-Off Broadway productions, hopping from one soul-crushing job to the next. He contemplates throwing in the towel altogether on making it as an actor but the only thing that keeps him going is the humiliation of returning back home to Baltimore as a failure. That and his current theatrical gig: an idiotically bad production of Macbeth. Broke and jobless, Scott jumps at his friend’s offer to work for a pot delivery service, only to get caught in a web of dangerous Irish gangsters, a charismatic psychopath, ruthless prosecutors, and clueless actors. When his theatrical and criminal worlds collide in mayhem, murder, and betrayal, Scott finds himself morphing into a bumbling and blood-stained Macbeth, on stage and off. If he can just make it to opening night…
I received a digital ARC of this book and can’t wait to read it!
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