Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Uninvited Guest by Jane Hammons

This story, in my latest issue of Crimespree Magazine is lovely. Okay, it is a really very dark brand of lovely, but it's memorable lovely as well. The prose is neat, the psychology of the characters seems real, the plot presented twists that I wasn't expecting (granted, that's not that hard)In any event, the story deals with a pair of con artists - older male, quite dominant - and a younger female, submissive but also the narrator. They come across a young girl - 8 year old Connie - and the female grifter decides to use the girl in a series of scams which has an unintended result.

Anyway, you won't be disappointed by this one. It is supposedly a cut from a novel Ms. Hammons is working on and if this is the stuff that got cut, I can't wait to read the actual novel.


Chris Rhatigan said...

Ms. Hammons also had an excellent story over at A Twist of Noir recently titled The Corners. It's another dark, lovely work.

Jane Hammons said...

Hey, thanks! I don't have my copy of Crimespree Yet, but I'm glad it's out there.