Reviews: Serpents in the Cold

“This is a bone-crunching, gut-wrenching novel that captures the atmosphere of a city in decay and its inhabitants. It delivers noir fiction like we always want it to be.”  Kirkus Review “O’Malley and Purdy bring postwar Boston to life, making neighborhoods feel as distinct as separate countries.”   Publishers Weekly

We Will Be Kings

Publication Date:  January 2016, Mulholland Books, Little Brown/Hodder & Stoughton, (US and UK release) It’s early summer but already the city is in the grips of a heat wave, which doesn’t help tensions any as the fractures within Boston’s underworld are finding their way to the streets in payback shoot-outs between various mob factions and …

Author Blurbs – Serpents in the Cold

Originally posted on Douglas Graham Purdy:
“Like Sara Gran’s Dope, Serpents in the Cold lovingly revisits the hardboiled noir. From the dives of Dorchester to the Locke-Ober Café, John Garfield and Richard Widmark would feel right at home in O’Malley and Purdy’s bygone, fallen Boston.”—Stewart O’Nan, author of West of Sunset “Serpents in the Cold…