Book Review: Dark Retribution Book 1(Smitty’s calling Card)

October 3, 2019

BY Thomas Muriuki


On the blog, today is an exciting book tour of a thrilling Noir Crime Novel, Dark Retribution Book 1, by B. R. Stateham.


Here goes...


Publishers’ Blurb

He’s desperate. He knows his sister-in-law is the next victim. And even though he’s a cop assigned to the team built to hunt the killer down and arrest him, they’ve had no luck finding him.

 How does he save his sister-in-law?

 Sometimes to fight evil, you must flirt with the devil. Sometimes you need a killer to find a killer.

 From the talented B R Stateham, this is Volume One of Dark Retribution.


My Review: 4 out of 5 stars


Dark Retribution (Smitty’s Calling Card) is exactly what “sweet sauce” alludes to in the Noir Crime Fiction Genre.

The novel is beautifully written with full-of-life dialogue, and a fast-paced plot that reflects social evils in which human fallibility is on full display. If Jack the Ripper had an alter ego, it would be none other than Dark Retribution!

 Set in the dangerous world dominated by a serial killer who also wears the shadow of a for-hire private detective, Smitty; the author delivers sweeping suspense as a killing spree haunts the local sex workers, which the police are unable to contain.

And with its innumerable plot twists and mountains of suspense this novel is truly a must-read thriller!

Available for purchase online Amazon US


About the Author

After writing 30 short stories and three novellas featuring my dark-eyed hit man, Smitty, I decided it was time to write a full length novel. Now, it seems, I am committed to write at least three full length novels, with more to come if they do well.

I'm good with that. There's something about this character which gets under your skin and won't let you go until you read it all the way to the end.

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