Saturday, May 24, 2014

You Dirty Rat by Nigel Bird - a short story review

You Dirty Rat is the opening story from Speedloader, a six story collection of noir fiction.

First set in the trenches of WWI Verdun, France, we witness the brutal conditions there.

The story takes place over a span of many years, from the terrible death of a brother to a heartless application of military law to revenge.  This story will leave you chilled in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee.

This is the first story I've read by Bird; I'll be looking for his name from now on.

Speedloader is available as an eBook, I downloaded the sample of it for free from the Kindle store which included YDR.  I may have to go back to purchase the whole thing just to make sure Bird gets his 10 cents in royalties. The entire anthology is 99 cents by the way.

Loved it.

Nigel Bird's Goodreads pages is HERE.

Purchase the eBook HERE.


1 comment:

Nigel Bird said...

How lovely to see this. Many thanks for the thoughts. Speedloader's a tremendous collection - they're all great but Plastic Soldiers by WD County was my favourite that year.