Cold Shot to the Heart drawing and contest winners announced

Congratulations to Dan McV, the lucky winner of an advance reader copy of Wallace Stroby’s new novel, Cold Shot to the Heart.

Additional congratulations to Greg T., who found the Richard Stark reference in Cold Shot to the Heart. From my interview with Wallace Stroby:

As far as references, there is one major Stark homage in Cold Shot, specifically an exchange of dialogue. So far, no one’s spotted it, so I’m not going to give it away. I went back and forth on whether to include it, then decided if I was ever going to do it, that was the place, because it fit perfectly. So that was my tribute – or theft. Depends how you look at it, I guess.

The contest was to answer this:

What is the reference to a Richard Stark novel in Cold Shot to the Heart, and what novel does it reference?

Answer below the fold! Stop reading if you want to figure it out for yourself (or avoid a minor spoiler).


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Giveaway and contest: Cold Shot to the Heart

First off, I apologize for the lack of updates lately (I promised this contest last week!). Unfortunately, things are very busy right now so this state is likely to continue for a bit. Regular readers know I drop off for a few weeks every now and again and I’m always surprised and delighted […]

Interview: Wallace Stroby

Wallace Stroby is the author of The Barbed-Wire Kiss, The Heartbreak Lounge, and Gone ’til November. His new novel, Cold Shot to the Heart, was released this week. The reviews are quite good.

Wallace was kind enough to answer some questions via e-mail about Cold Shot and other stuff. Enjoy.

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