The Blurb Contest, redux
Who said What?
1. Ken Bruen
2. James Sallis
3. Megan Abbott
4. Reed Farrel Coleman
A. "The character of Jasmine aroused such feelings of heart wrenching pain that if I wasn't so hard-boiled I'd have damn near wept."
B. "The Concrete Maze is, by turns, harrowing and heartbreaking."
C. "The Concrete Maze is a harrowing, gut-wrenching journey of the soul and of the city streets."
You'll notice there are only three quotes and four authors. That's a school teacher trick. You may also notice that "harrowing" and "wrenching" both appear in two quotes. This might seem like collusion on the part of the blurbers, but I've been assured it's not.
One try per contestant. First one to get it right wins an ARC of what is bound to be the best book under $7 you'll get next year*.
* Written by a Puerto Rican about crime in NYC...Unless Ed Vega puts out a book...