Classic Montanari will make your spine tingle

September 1, 2013

The Killing Room, by Richard Montanari (William Heinemann, RRP $35):

I stumbled across the dark mind of author Richard Montanari via The Skin Gods, his fifth novel. Since then I’ve enjoyed the next five, with each one a little more disturbing than the last.

In the latest Byrne and Balzano novel, The Killing Room, the detectives are called to a gruesome crime scene, where an abandoned church has become a killing room.

What at first appears to be a single, random act of ultimate violence quickly shows itself to be so much more as a second body is found, then a third.

This is classic Montanari, full of creepiness and nastiness that will make your spine tingle and the hairs on the back of you neck stand up.

It’s also a compelling read and in places, quite poetic – in a grisly, blood-thirsty kind of way.

Recommended reading on a stormy night.

Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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2 Responses to Classic Montanari will make your spine tingle

  1. james on September 1, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Blood n guts are awesome….

  2. james on September 1, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Hiyas George!

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