I got some reviews to shout about recently.
Headless got a 5-star review from Reader’s Favorite. Pikasho Deka said very nice things about it, like:
“A delicious blend of murder-mystery and horror mixed with ancient Japanese folklore, Headless grabs you from the first page and refuses to let go till the end. Tristram Lowe weaves a contemporary supernatural tale influenced by Japanese mythology that feels authentic and absorbs you in a way that makes you keep turning the pages in anticipation of what is to come. The characters are quirky and likable, and the dialogue feels quite often dripped in sarcastic wit. Akio’s absolute devotion to Masami felt endearing and hilarious in equal measure and the banter between the two of them were some of my favorite parts of the book. Anyone itching for a well-written supernatural murder-mystery with some swashbuckling samurai action should check Headless out.”
No Promises Large Enough got a couple nice 5-star reviews too.
On Amazon by RS:
“The first book “Headless” was a great read. I plowed through it in a couple of days and thoroughly enjoyed it. The follow-up “No Promises Large Enough” is a terrific sequel. It’s considerably longer and satisfied my desire for more adventures from Akio and Masami, but it also contains more twists and turns, unexpected thrills, and exciting side-roads than you can shake a stick at. I loved the detours and I especially enjoyed the way the story comes together in the end and offers a really satisfying conclusion. I sincerely hope I don’t have to wait another four years for another novel from Lowe. And am I the only one who thinks this would make a great movie series?”
I will tell you, RS, you are not the only one. I would love to see it as a movie series too! I also hope you don’t have to wait another four years for the next book. I’m working on it.
On Goodreads by Katheyer:
“While “Headless” already was an excellent story, “No Promises Large Enough” is far superior, with complexer subplots that flow into each other to construct a solid thriller/mystery prime plot. Another well-written, fast-paced story, with exceptionally crafted action scenes, that remains credible, realistic, and relatable at all times, despite its supernatural flavour. Tristram Lowe manages to blend Japanese storytelling and western writing-style into a fully coherent narration, that preserves the spirit of Japanese horror/mystery stories without the inherent hopelessness that characterizes them. An interesting, thrilling, and captivating story that will appeal to mystery fans and/or Japan interested, looking for a fully satisfying supernatural procedural thriller.”
’til next time…