#BLOGTOUR | Dark Retribution – B.R. Stateham @brstateham @BlackthornTours #amreading #bookblogger #bookreview #bookworm #noir #crimefiction #mustread

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my blog tour stop for Dark Retribution by B.R. Stateham! Thank you to Blackthorn Book Tours for my spot on this tour. Check out my review and let me know what you think.

Smitty’s a hit man. A hit man who, sometimes, becomes a dark angel for those select few who are in desperate need. This time a cop needs his help in saving his sister-in-law. A madman is stalking ladies of the night and slaughtering them. No one knows who the madman might be. No clues are left behind. No witnesses are left alive. The police are baffled.

But one cop knows what to do. Sometimes, in defeating Evil, you occasionally have to flirt with the devil. Sometimes, only a killer can find a killer.

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Dark Retribution is my first read from B.R. Stateham, and what a first impression! This novel delivers everything I look for in a Noir crime novel! Greed, lust and revenge with a unique main character and a killer that isn’t easy to guess. This novel reminded me of the story of Jack the Ripper, which I think was really intriguing.

The killer leaves no evidence or motive behind during a string of brutal murders aimed at local prostitutes. I found this aspect compelling because it made the killer that much more terrifying. B.R. Stateham’s writing is fast-paced, detailed and intriguing. I love the plot-line and am really impressed by the realism of this novel. Everything felt possible.

Smitty is a security consultant and private detective. He is about as elusive as the killer in the beginning with many rumors and no answers. I love him though. He keeps his mystery through the novel and still does his job.

Fast-paced, action-filled and suspenseful, Dark Retribution never slowed down. I love the dark atmosphere of the novel, and I thought it was super well-written. I’m looking forward to book two!



I am a seventy year old writer of genre fiction. And yes, my portrait was used in 1931 for the original design of Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein (well, maybe I’m stretching the truth just an itsy-bitsy bit).

I write hardboiled/noir. And fantasy. And someday . . . someday I plan to make a buck two ninety-five doing it. But I’m not holding my breath.

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