Wednesday, March 3, 2010
April Evil (1956)
One of four novels that John D. MacDonald published in 1956. This is a short, gritty heist-gone-wrong book. It starts great and is a little weak at the end. By weak I mean still far better than the majority of crime fiction ever written. There are some character types in this book that MacDonald didn't typically write about, including a young boy who fancies himself a Hardy Boy, and a serial killer. Well worth reading in whatever cheap paperback copy you can find.