‘This Can Be Addictive’

Mary's FateThat’s the latest 5-star review of “Mary’s Fate,” the third book in the Rick Crane Noir Series, just out from Stay Thirsty Press.

First rate addition to a great series for fans of noir thrillers. Strong characters, fast paced plot, twists and turns. Be warned. This can be addictive.

Here’s what other reviewers had to say:

–The story is fast paced and an easy read. The plot is well organized and keeps your interest.

–I’ve read all three Rick Crane books and really think “Mary’s Fate” is the best.

–Rick Crane, that blood-spattered mob enforcer who occasionally moonlights as a private detective, still roams the back alleys of all-too-real upstate New York.

–Yost does not disappoint in this third book in the series.

–I just wished I had the next book in the series

About Mark Yost
Mark Yost is the author of the Rick Crane Noir series, published by Stay Thirsty Press. Rick Crane is the classic, anti-hero private eye in the spirit of Sam Spade and Jim Rockford. He works in the unmistakably noirish underworld of Upstate New York, running errands and fixing problems for Jimmy Ricchiati Sr., one of Upstate New York's most notorious crime bosses. But readers quickly learn that deep down, Rick Crane is one of the good guys. "Cooper's Daughter," the first book in the widely acclaimed series, is a fast-moving tale in which a heartbroken father comes to Rick and asks him to find out what really happened to his daughter, who was murdered and the details buried in the Unsolved Crimes File of the local police department. The second book in the series is "Jimmy's Nephew," which begins with the death of Joey "Boom Boom" Bonadeo, an up-and-coming boxer and the nephew of Rick's underworld boss. What starts out as a routine investigation turns into a case that will test Rick's faith -- in the Catholic Church and his fellow man. Book No. 3 in the series, "Mary's Fate" is due out in August 2015. Mark Yost also writes for The Wall Street Journal Arts in Review page, as well as the Book Review section. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America -- Midwest Chapter, International Thriller Writers, and a number of other author groups. He is also a member of the Amazon Author's Program. Mark lives in the Loyola neighborhood of Chicago, but he and his son, George, call the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn "home."

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