Two Bullets Solve Everything is a double feature of noir novellas from All Due Respect. Both stories are quite different from each other and unique in their own right.
Our first story is Disco Rumble Fish from Ryan Sayles. This is written from a first person perspective of a SWAT team member. A stranger who has bumped into a cop, while handing a mafia member a handgun. This happens while the mafia member is in custody and being transported. The mafia member uses the hand gun on the officer and escapes. The SWAT team is looking for the mysterious stranger who brought the gun to the mafia member. This is my first story I’ve read about a SWAT team and it was interesting and action packed, as you would expect.
The second story is A Pack of Lies by Chris Rhatigan. This story is about a small paper journalist, who is past his prime and basically going through the motions at his job. He also bribes people to keep their stories quiet. This story has him doing this twice, the first one may have him lose his job, the second may cause him to lose everything. A Pack of Lies is interesting as our protagonist starts out in a bad place, but in control and we witness him make one bad decision after another on his downward spiral.
I really liked the first story and really loved the second story. Disco Rumble Fish is action packed and has some good humor. A Pack of Lies kept me turning the pages and looking at how few pages where left and kept wondering “how is this going to end? Are there enough pages left to complete this story?” The tension was strong and kept me on the edge of my seat all the way to the end. I think noir fans will really like both of these stories. All Due Respect delivers again with this book. Check out their website for this book and other great books here;
I can’t wait to read more from this little publishing house! Thanks for getting these great noir stories out to the masses!