Kings of Midnight

Kings of Midnight

Crissa Stone is a career criminal who has pulled a number of impressive heists by knowing how to keep her mouth shut and her temper in check. Still, as good as she is, she wants to get out of the life. All she needs is one last big score, enough to bribe her loverÔ??s way out on parole, set up a safe and stable new life, and get her daughter back. However, things kee Crissa Stone is a career criminal who has pulled a number of impressive heists by knowing how to keep ...

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Title:Kings of Midnight
Author:Wallace Stroby
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1250000378
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Kings of Midnight Reviews

  • Kemper
    Mar 06, 2014

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

  • Jeanne
    Jul 28, 2017

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

    Crissa Stone is back. Nice little homage to the Lufthansa heist (also referenced in Goodfellas). I don't think her books are necessarily the heirs to the Parker throne, but they're solid. Very little bullshit. My only real complaint is that Crissa constantly makes decisions against wha...

    Wallace Stroby has written some great crime fiction and I enjoyed the first entry in the Crissa Stone series quite a bit. This, the second, was a pretty good read, but it fell a little flat for me. It has a very fast moving plot centering on our protagonist and a bumbling partner vs re...

    I love Wallace Stroby's writing, and have read several of his books. This one doesn't disappoint, and the main character, Crissa Stone, has shades of Richard Stark's Parker in her makeup. The plotting, pace and dialogue were all terrific, making this a very good noir read. ...

    This copy is signed by the author Wallace Stroby. ...

    THIS IS ALL A SPOILER: I have read the first two of these Crissa Stone novels now, and I don't think I am going to read another. They are well written in terms of style and control of the action, but they are frustrating because the characters just keep doing dumb things, and the situa...

    This is the second is a series featuring Crissa Stone, accomplished thief in bank heists, ATM vandalism and other sorts of mayhem. And yet you can't help liking her and rooting for her. In this book, she becomes involved with Benny, a former witness against the mob, to find a reported ...

  • Mark
    Apr 10, 2019

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

  • Jodi
    Jul 05, 2014

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

    Crissa Stone is back. Nice little homage to the Lufthansa heist (also referenced in Goodfellas). I don't think her books are necessarily the heirs to the Parker throne, but they're solid. Very little bullshit. My only real complaint is that Crissa constantly makes decisions against wha...

    Wallace Stroby has written some great crime fiction and I enjoyed the first entry in the Crissa Stone series quite a bit. This, the second, was a pretty good read, but it fell a little flat for me. It has a very fast moving plot centering on our protagonist and a bumbling partner vs re...

    I love Wallace Stroby's writing, and have read several of his books. This one doesn't disappoint, and the main character, Crissa Stone, has shades of Richard Stark's Parker in her makeup. The plotting, pace and dialogue were all terrific, making this a very good noir read. ...

    This copy is signed by the author Wallace Stroby. ...

    THIS IS ALL A SPOILER: I have read the first two of these Crissa Stone novels now, and I don't think I am going to read another. They are well written in terms of style and control of the action, but they are frustrating because the characters just keep doing dumb things, and the situa...

    This is the second is a series featuring Crissa Stone, accomplished thief in bank heists, ATM vandalism and other sorts of mayhem. And yet you can't help liking her and rooting for her. In this book, she becomes involved with Benny, a former witness against the mob, to find a reported ...

    Crissa Stone is a professional heister who lives by a code: plan the work, work the plan and don't screw your partners. This is an entertaining thriller. ...

    Enjoyed Crissy in this second book....trying to get out of this life of crime. ...

    Good story, good writing, good action, very hard to put down. ...

    I am new to Storby's work, this was the first book of his I have read. It was a lot of fun and a very compelling read. It is a somewhat typical crime novel, with lots of reversals, double-crosses, danger and plenty of gunplay. The hook, I suppose, is that the (anti)hero of the book is ...

    This is a well written book, but I just can't empathize with a protagonist who is a criminal. She has many redeeming characteristics, but her life is controlled by a totally different set of values. There is a lot of violence, many parts I just paged through (I don't handle torture sce...

    I liked Crissa Stone but I did not like this book much. Even though it featured a female lead, it still felt like macho braggadocio and posturing. I suppose it should be refreshing that a woman in such exigent circumstances would continually maintain her cool but somehow that felt like...

    I just LOVE the Crissa Stone series. Crissa is a professional thief, and very good at what she does. She is smart and tough and kick ass. Stroby is one of the best writers in crime fiction right now. He tells a compelling story with just the right amount of detail to hook you into the ...

  • Ed
    Jun 14, 2012

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

  • Maddy
    Apr 18, 2012

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

  • Karl
    Nov 01, 2016

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

    Crissa Stone is back. Nice little homage to the Lufthansa heist (also referenced in Goodfellas). I don't think her books are necessarily the heirs to the Parker throne, but they're solid. Very little bullshit. My only real complaint is that Crissa constantly makes decisions against wha...

    Wallace Stroby has written some great crime fiction and I enjoyed the first entry in the Crissa Stone series quite a bit. This, the second, was a pretty good read, but it fell a little flat for me. It has a very fast moving plot centering on our protagonist and a bumbling partner vs re...

    I love Wallace Stroby's writing, and have read several of his books. This one doesn't disappoint, and the main character, Crissa Stone, has shades of Richard Stark's Parker in her makeup. The plotting, pace and dialogue were all terrific, making this a very good noir read. ...

    This copy is signed by the author Wallace Stroby. ...

  • Sean McCoy
    Jan 31, 2014

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

    Crissa Stone is back. Nice little homage to the Lufthansa heist (also referenced in Goodfellas). I don't think her books are necessarily the heirs to the Parker throne, but they're solid. Very little bullshit. My only real complaint is that Crissa constantly makes decisions against wha...

  • Elizabeth A.
    Jun 17, 2012

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

  • Elizabeth
    Jan 29, 2014

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

    Crissa Stone is back. Nice little homage to the Lufthansa heist (also referenced in Goodfellas). I don't think her books are necessarily the heirs to the Parker throne, but they're solid. Very little bullshit. My only real complaint is that Crissa constantly makes decisions against wha...

    Wallace Stroby has written some great crime fiction and I enjoyed the first entry in the Crissa Stone series quite a bit. This, the second, was a pretty good read, but it fell a little flat for me. It has a very fast moving plot centering on our protagonist and a bumbling partner vs re...

    I love Wallace Stroby's writing, and have read several of his books. This one doesn't disappoint, and the main character, Crissa Stone, has shades of Richard Stark's Parker in her makeup. The plotting, pace and dialogue were all terrific, making this a very good noir read. ...

    This copy is signed by the author Wallace Stroby. ...

    THIS IS ALL A SPOILER: I have read the first two of these Crissa Stone novels now, and I don't think I am going to read another. They are well written in terms of style and control of the action, but they are frustrating because the characters just keep doing dumb things, and the situa...

    This is the second is a series featuring Crissa Stone, accomplished thief in bank heists, ATM vandalism and other sorts of mayhem. And yet you can't help liking her and rooting for her. In this book, she becomes involved with Benny, a former witness against the mob, to find a reported ...

    Crissa Stone is a professional heister who lives by a code: plan the work, work the plan and don't screw your partners. This is an entertaining thriller. ...

    Enjoyed Crissy in this second book....trying to get out of this life of crime. ...

    Good story, good writing, good action, very hard to put down. ...

    I am new to Storby's work, this was the first book of his I have read. It was a lot of fun and a very compelling read. It is a somewhat typical crime novel, with lots of reversals, double-crosses, danger and plenty of gunplay. The hook, I suppose, is that the (anti)hero of the book is ...

    This is a well written book, but I just can't empathize with a protagonist who is a criminal. She has many redeeming characteristics, but her life is controlled by a totally different set of values. There is a lot of violence, many parts I just paged through (I don't handle torture sce...

    I liked Crissa Stone but I did not like this book much. Even though it featured a female lead, it still felt like macho braggadocio and posturing. I suppose it should be refreshing that a woman in such exigent circumstances would continually maintain her cool but somehow that felt like...

  • Larry
    Apr 30, 2012

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

    Crissa Stone is back. Nice little homage to the Lufthansa heist (also referenced in Goodfellas). I don't think her books are necessarily the heirs to the Parker throne, but they're solid. Very little bullshit. My only real complaint is that Crissa constantly makes decisions against wha...

    Wallace Stroby has written some great crime fiction and I enjoyed the first entry in the Crissa Stone series quite a bit. This, the second, was a pretty good read, but it fell a little flat for me. It has a very fast moving plot centering on our protagonist and a bumbling partner vs re...

    I love Wallace Stroby's writing, and have read several of his books. This one doesn't disappoint, and the main character, Crissa Stone, has shades of Richard Stark's Parker in her makeup. The plotting, pace and dialogue were all terrific, making this a very good noir read. ...

    This copy is signed by the author Wallace Stroby. ...

    THIS IS ALL A SPOILER: I have read the first two of these Crissa Stone novels now, and I don't think I am going to read another. They are well written in terms of style and control of the action, but they are frustrating because the characters just keep doing dumb things, and the situa...

    This is the second is a series featuring Crissa Stone, accomplished thief in bank heists, ATM vandalism and other sorts of mayhem. And yet you can't help liking her and rooting for her. In this book, she becomes involved with Benny, a former witness against the mob, to find a reported ...

    Crissa Stone is a professional heister who lives by a code: plan the work, work the plan and don't screw your partners. This is an entertaining thriller. ...

    Enjoyed Crissy in this second book....trying to get out of this life of crime. ...

    Good story, good writing, good action, very hard to put down. ...

    I am new to Storby's work, this was the first book of his I have read. It was a lot of fun and a very compelling read. It is a somewhat typical crime novel, with lots of reversals, double-crosses, danger and plenty of gunplay. The hook, I suppose, is that the (anti)hero of the book is ...

    This is a well written book, but I just can't empathize with a protagonist who is a criminal. She has many redeeming characteristics, but her life is controlled by a totally different set of values. There is a lot of violence, many parts I just paged through (I don't handle torture sce...

    I liked Crissa Stone but I did not like this book much. Even though it featured a female lead, it still felt like macho braggadocio and posturing. I suppose it should be refreshing that a woman in such exigent circumstances would continually maintain her cool but somehow that felt like...

    I just LOVE the Crissa Stone series. Crissa is a professional thief, and very good at what she does. She is smart and tough and kick ass. Stroby is one of the best writers in crime fiction right now. He tells a compelling story with just the right amount of detail to hook you into the ...

    This is a real-deal hard-boiled tale of criminals searching for who-knows-how-many millions stashed 30 years ago after an airport heist. Stroby, after 5 books, has really nailed the rough and tumble atmosphere and the take no prisoners mentality. What makes this stand out though ...

    Crissa, from A Cold Shot To The Heart, is back in action, still trying to get enough money to bribe her boyfriend out of prison in Texas. As the book opens she is involved in using a front loader to steal an ATM. Her two partners kill each other in a fit of anger and the story takes of...

    Crissa Jones (see "Cold Shot to the Heart") is a tough professional thief. Given what she does, it's not surprising that she falls in with a bad lot both on the job and when laundering money later. It is their misfortune that they underestimate her intelligence, focus, and ferocity of ...

  • Alecia
    Dec 13, 2014

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

    Crissa Stone is back. Nice little homage to the Lufthansa heist (also referenced in Goodfellas). I don't think her books are necessarily the heirs to the Parker throne, but they're solid. Very little bullshit. My only real complaint is that Crissa constantly makes decisions against wha...

    Wallace Stroby has written some great crime fiction and I enjoyed the first entry in the Crissa Stone series quite a bit. This, the second, was a pretty good read, but it fell a little flat for me. It has a very fast moving plot centering on our protagonist and a bumbling partner vs re...

    I love Wallace Stroby's writing, and have read several of his books. This one doesn't disappoint, and the main character, Crissa Stone, has shades of Richard Stark's Parker in her makeup. The plotting, pace and dialogue were all terrific, making this a very good noir read. ...

  • Harvey
    Dec 02, 2011

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

    Crissa Stone is back. Nice little homage to the Lufthansa heist (also referenced in Goodfellas). I don't think her books are necessarily the heirs to the Parker throne, but they're solid. Very little bullshit. My only real complaint is that Crissa constantly makes decisions against wha...

    Wallace Stroby has written some great crime fiction and I enjoyed the first entry in the Crissa Stone series quite a bit. This, the second, was a pretty good read, but it fell a little flat for me. It has a very fast moving plot centering on our protagonist and a bumbling partner vs re...

    I love Wallace Stroby's writing, and have read several of his books. This one doesn't disappoint, and the main character, Crissa Stone, has shades of Richard Stark's Parker in her makeup. The plotting, pace and dialogue were all terrific, making this a very good noir read. ...

    This copy is signed by the author Wallace Stroby. ...

    THIS IS ALL A SPOILER: I have read the first two of these Crissa Stone novels now, and I don't think I am going to read another. They are well written in terms of style and control of the action, but they are frustrating because the characters just keep doing dumb things, and the situa...

    This is the second is a series featuring Crissa Stone, accomplished thief in bank heists, ATM vandalism and other sorts of mayhem. And yet you can't help liking her and rooting for her. In this book, she becomes involved with Benny, a former witness against the mob, to find a reported ...

    Crissa Stone is a professional heister who lives by a code: plan the work, work the plan and don't screw your partners. This is an entertaining thriller. ...

    Enjoyed Crissy in this second book....trying to get out of this life of crime. ...

    Good story, good writing, good action, very hard to put down. ...

    I am new to Storby's work, this was the first book of his I have read. It was a lot of fun and a very compelling read. It is a somewhat typical crime novel, with lots of reversals, double-crosses, danger and plenty of gunplay. The hook, I suppose, is that the (anti)hero of the book is ...

    This is a well written book, but I just can't empathize with a protagonist who is a criminal. She has many redeeming characteristics, but her life is controlled by a totally different set of values. There is a lot of violence, many parts I just paged through (I don't handle torture sce...

    I liked Crissa Stone but I did not like this book much. Even though it featured a female lead, it still felt like macho braggadocio and posturing. I suppose it should be refreshing that a woman in such exigent circumstances would continually maintain her cool but somehow that felt like...

    I just LOVE the Crissa Stone series. Crissa is a professional thief, and very good at what she does. She is smart and tough and kick ass. Stroby is one of the best writers in crime fiction right now. He tells a compelling story with just the right amount of detail to hook you into the ...

    This is a real-deal hard-boiled tale of criminals searching for who-knows-how-many millions stashed 30 years ago after an airport heist. Stroby, after 5 books, has really nailed the rough and tumble atmosphere and the take no prisoners mentality. What makes this stand out though ...

  • James Thane
    Jan 05, 2015

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

  • Bill Breedlove
    Mar 19, 2013

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

    Crissa Stone is back. Nice little homage to the Lufthansa heist (also referenced in Goodfellas). I don't think her books are necessarily the heirs to the Parker throne, but they're solid. Very little bullshit. My only real complaint is that Crissa constantly makes decisions against wha...

    Wallace Stroby has written some great crime fiction and I enjoyed the first entry in the Crissa Stone series quite a bit. This, the second, was a pretty good read, but it fell a little flat for me. It has a very fast moving plot centering on our protagonist and a bumbling partner vs re...

    I love Wallace Stroby's writing, and have read several of his books. This one doesn't disappoint, and the main character, Crissa Stone, has shades of Richard Stark's Parker in her makeup. The plotting, pace and dialogue were all terrific, making this a very good noir read. ...

    This copy is signed by the author Wallace Stroby. ...

    THIS IS ALL A SPOILER: I have read the first two of these Crissa Stone novels now, and I don't think I am going to read another. They are well written in terms of style and control of the action, but they are frustrating because the characters just keep doing dumb things, and the situa...

    This is the second is a series featuring Crissa Stone, accomplished thief in bank heists, ATM vandalism and other sorts of mayhem. And yet you can't help liking her and rooting for her. In this book, she becomes involved with Benny, a former witness against the mob, to find a reported ...

    Crissa Stone is a professional heister who lives by a code: plan the work, work the plan and don't screw your partners. This is an entertaining thriller. ...

    Enjoyed Crissy in this second book....trying to get out of this life of crime. ...

    Good story, good writing, good action, very hard to put down. ...

    I am new to Storby's work, this was the first book of his I have read. It was a lot of fun and a very compelling read. It is a somewhat typical crime novel, with lots of reversals, double-crosses, danger and plenty of gunplay. The hook, I suppose, is that the (anti)hero of the book is ...

  • Richard
    Aug 17, 2014

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

  • Jim A
    Jun 21, 2012

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

    Crissa Stone is back. Nice little homage to the Lufthansa heist (also referenced in Goodfellas). I don't think her books are necessarily the heirs to the Parker throne, but they're solid. Very little bullshit. My only real complaint is that Crissa constantly makes decisions against wha...

    Wallace Stroby has written some great crime fiction and I enjoyed the first entry in the Crissa Stone series quite a bit. This, the second, was a pretty good read, but it fell a little flat for me. It has a very fast moving plot centering on our protagonist and a bumbling partner vs re...

    I love Wallace Stroby's writing, and have read several of his books. This one doesn't disappoint, and the main character, Crissa Stone, has shades of Richard Stark's Parker in her makeup. The plotting, pace and dialogue were all terrific, making this a very good noir read. ...

    This copy is signed by the author Wallace Stroby. ...

    THIS IS ALL A SPOILER: I have read the first two of these Crissa Stone novels now, and I don't think I am going to read another. They are well written in terms of style and control of the action, but they are frustrating because the characters just keep doing dumb things, and the situa...

    This is the second is a series featuring Crissa Stone, accomplished thief in bank heists, ATM vandalism and other sorts of mayhem. And yet you can't help liking her and rooting for her. In this book, she becomes involved with Benny, a former witness against the mob, to find a reported ...

    Crissa Stone is a professional heister who lives by a code: plan the work, work the plan and don't screw your partners. This is an entertaining thriller. ...

    Enjoyed Crissy in this second book....trying to get out of this life of crime. ...

    Good story, good writing, good action, very hard to put down. ...

    I am new to Storby's work, this was the first book of his I have read. It was a lot of fun and a very compelling read. It is a somewhat typical crime novel, with lots of reversals, double-crosses, danger and plenty of gunplay. The hook, I suppose, is that the (anti)hero of the book is ...

    This is a well written book, but I just can't empathize with a protagonist who is a criminal. She has many redeeming characteristics, but her life is controlled by a totally different set of values. There is a lot of violence, many parts I just paged through (I don't handle torture sce...

    I liked Crissa Stone but I did not like this book much. Even though it featured a female lead, it still felt like macho braggadocio and posturing. I suppose it should be refreshing that a woman in such exigent circumstances would continually maintain her cool but somehow that felt like...

    I just LOVE the Crissa Stone series. Crissa is a professional thief, and very good at what she does. She is smart and tough and kick ass. Stroby is one of the best writers in crime fiction right now. He tells a compelling story with just the right amount of detail to hook you into the ...

    This is a real-deal hard-boiled tale of criminals searching for who-knows-how-many millions stashed 30 years ago after an airport heist. Stroby, after 5 books, has really nailed the rough and tumble atmosphere and the take no prisoners mentality. What makes this stand out though ...

    Crissa, from A Cold Shot To The Heart, is back in action, still trying to get enough money to bribe her boyfriend out of prison in Texas. As the book opens she is involved in using a front loader to steal an ATM. Her two partners kill each other in a fit of anger and the story takes of...

  • Chris
    Jun 26, 2014

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

    Crissa Stone is back. Nice little homage to the Lufthansa heist (also referenced in Goodfellas). I don't think her books are necessarily the heirs to the Parker throne, but they're solid. Very little bullshit. My only real complaint is that Crissa constantly makes decisions against wha...

    Wallace Stroby has written some great crime fiction and I enjoyed the first entry in the Crissa Stone series quite a bit. This, the second, was a pretty good read, but it fell a little flat for me. It has a very fast moving plot centering on our protagonist and a bumbling partner vs re...

  • Andrew Smith
    Feb 02, 2012

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

  • Cathy DuPont
    Jan 23, 2015

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

  • Ross Cumming
    Sep 27, 2015

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

  • Julie
    May 31, 2012

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

    Crissa Stone is back. Nice little homage to the Lufthansa heist (also referenced in Goodfellas). I don't think her books are necessarily the heirs to the Parker throne, but they're solid. Very little bullshit. My only real complaint is that Crissa constantly makes decisions against wha...

    Wallace Stroby has written some great crime fiction and I enjoyed the first entry in the Crissa Stone series quite a bit. This, the second, was a pretty good read, but it fell a little flat for me. It has a very fast moving plot centering on our protagonist and a bumbling partner vs re...

    I love Wallace Stroby's writing, and have read several of his books. This one doesn't disappoint, and the main character, Crissa Stone, has shades of Richard Stark's Parker in her makeup. The plotting, pace and dialogue were all terrific, making this a very good noir read. ...

    This copy is signed by the author Wallace Stroby. ...

    THIS IS ALL A SPOILER: I have read the first two of these Crissa Stone novels now, and I don't think I am going to read another. They are well written in terms of style and control of the action, but they are frustrating because the characters just keep doing dumb things, and the situa...

    This is the second is a series featuring Crissa Stone, accomplished thief in bank heists, ATM vandalism and other sorts of mayhem. And yet you can't help liking her and rooting for her. In this book, she becomes involved with Benny, a former witness against the mob, to find a reported ...

    Crissa Stone is a professional heister who lives by a code: plan the work, work the plan and don't screw your partners. This is an entertaining thriller. ...

    Enjoyed Crissy in this second book....trying to get out of this life of crime. ...

    Good story, good writing, good action, very hard to put down. ...

    I am new to Storby's work, this was the first book of his I have read. It was a lot of fun and a very compelling read. It is a somewhat typical crime novel, with lots of reversals, double-crosses, danger and plenty of gunplay. The hook, I suppose, is that the (anti)hero of the book is ...

    This is a well written book, but I just can't empathize with a protagonist who is a criminal. She has many redeeming characteristics, but her life is controlled by a totally different set of values. There is a lot of violence, many parts I just paged through (I don't handle torture sce...

  • Geoff. Lamb
    Jun 15, 2017

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

  • Darlene Hayes
    Jul 08, 2018

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

    Crissa Stone is back. Nice little homage to the Lufthansa heist (also referenced in Goodfellas). I don't think her books are necessarily the heirs to the Parker throne, but they're solid. Very little bullshit. My only real complaint is that Crissa constantly makes decisions against wha...

    Wallace Stroby has written some great crime fiction and I enjoyed the first entry in the Crissa Stone series quite a bit. This, the second, was a pretty good read, but it fell a little flat for me. It has a very fast moving plot centering on our protagonist and a bumbling partner vs re...

    I love Wallace Stroby's writing, and have read several of his books. This one doesn't disappoint, and the main character, Crissa Stone, has shades of Richard Stark's Parker in her makeup. The plotting, pace and dialogue were all terrific, making this a very good noir read. ...

    This copy is signed by the author Wallace Stroby. ...

    THIS IS ALL A SPOILER: I have read the first two of these Crissa Stone novels now, and I don't think I am going to read another. They are well written in terms of style and control of the action, but they are frustrating because the characters just keep doing dumb things, and the situa...

    This is the second is a series featuring Crissa Stone, accomplished thief in bank heists, ATM vandalism and other sorts of mayhem. And yet you can't help liking her and rooting for her. In this book, she becomes involved with Benny, a former witness against the mob, to find a reported ...

    Crissa Stone is a professional heister who lives by a code: plan the work, work the plan and don't screw your partners. This is an entertaining thriller. ...

    Enjoyed Crissy in this second book....trying to get out of this life of crime. ...

  • Donna
    Nov 14, 2015

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

  • John Stanley
    Jan 08, 2018

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

    Crissa Stone is back. Nice little homage to the Lufthansa heist (also referenced in Goodfellas). I don't think her books are necessarily the heirs to the Parker throne, but they're solid. Very little bullshit. My only real complaint is that Crissa constantly makes decisions against wha...

    Wallace Stroby has written some great crime fiction and I enjoyed the first entry in the Crissa Stone series quite a bit. This, the second, was a pretty good read, but it fell a little flat for me. It has a very fast moving plot centering on our protagonist and a bumbling partner vs re...

    I love Wallace Stroby's writing, and have read several of his books. This one doesn't disappoint, and the main character, Crissa Stone, has shades of Richard Stark's Parker in her makeup. The plotting, pace and dialogue were all terrific, making this a very good noir read. ...

    This copy is signed by the author Wallace Stroby. ...

    THIS IS ALL A SPOILER: I have read the first two of these Crissa Stone novels now, and I don't think I am going to read another. They are well written in terms of style and control of the action, but they are frustrating because the characters just keep doing dumb things, and the situa...

    This is the second is a series featuring Crissa Stone, accomplished thief in bank heists, ATM vandalism and other sorts of mayhem. And yet you can't help liking her and rooting for her. In this book, she becomes involved with Benny, a former witness against the mob, to find a reported ...

    Crissa Stone is a professional heister who lives by a code: plan the work, work the plan and don't screw your partners. This is an entertaining thriller. ...

    Enjoyed Crissy in this second book....trying to get out of this life of crime. ...

    Good story, good writing, good action, very hard to put down. ...

  • Stephen Selbst
    Sep 22, 2018

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

    Crissa Stone is back. Nice little homage to the Lufthansa heist (also referenced in Goodfellas). I don't think her books are necessarily the heirs to the Parker throne, but they're solid. Very little bullshit. My only real complaint is that Crissa constantly makes decisions against wha...

    Wallace Stroby has written some great crime fiction and I enjoyed the first entry in the Crissa Stone series quite a bit. This, the second, was a pretty good read, but it fell a little flat for me. It has a very fast moving plot centering on our protagonist and a bumbling partner vs re...

    I love Wallace Stroby's writing, and have read several of his books. This one doesn't disappoint, and the main character, Crissa Stone, has shades of Richard Stark's Parker in her makeup. The plotting, pace and dialogue were all terrific, making this a very good noir read. ...

    This copy is signed by the author Wallace Stroby. ...

    THIS IS ALL A SPOILER: I have read the first two of these Crissa Stone novels now, and I don't think I am going to read another. They are well written in terms of style and control of the action, but they are frustrating because the characters just keep doing dumb things, and the situa...

    This is the second is a series featuring Crissa Stone, accomplished thief in bank heists, ATM vandalism and other sorts of mayhem. And yet you can't help liking her and rooting for her. In this book, she becomes involved with Benny, a former witness against the mob, to find a reported ...

    Crissa Stone is a professional heister who lives by a code: plan the work, work the plan and don't screw your partners. This is an entertaining thriller. ...

  • Edwin Battistella
    Apr 19, 2014

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

  • Joe Valdez
    Apr 30, 2014

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

  • Fred Svoboda
    Jun 15, 2017

    If the fictional adventures of characters like Parker and Walter White have taught me anything about crime it?s that no matter how smart, capable and disciplined you are the problem is that you still have to deal with criminals who will probably be stupid, lazy, greedy, short-sighted...

    Crissa Stone returns in another excellent hard-boiled novel from Wallace Stroby. Crissa is a career criminal who reminds many readers of a female version of Richard Stark's Parker. She certainly seems to have the same sort of luck that often bedevils Parker when even the best-laid plan...

    This 2nd novel in the Crissa Stone series picks up shortly after shit hit the fan at the end of Cold Shot To The Heart. Now professional thief Crissa is desperately trying to rebuild her nest egg and get control of her life again. But desperation is a dangerous thing to have in this bu...

    Will peace ever come to Crissa? Well, I hope not since then she won't be able to entertain me. Wallace Stroby is a first class writer and I need to find out more about him. Note that the picture in this edition was taken down the street from me at the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagle...

    With parallels to Donald Westlake's (Richard Stark's) Parker series, this is the second book in featuring the female criminal Crissa Stone. Like its predessesser, it's spare and fast paced and I liked it a lot. Stone is an interesting character, on the face of it she shows little emoti...

    Wallace Stroby's base model, nuts and bolts, no frills sequel to Cold Shot to the Heart starts off with a bang shortly after us loyal readers last saw professional thief Crissa Stone, on the run with a new name, a suitcase of cash, a car and a gun, with the body of the first person she...

    PROTAGONIST: Crissa Stone, career criminal, and Benny Roth, former mobster SERIES: #2 of 2 RATING: 4.25 Crissa Stone is a career criminal who is a skilled thief. At the moment, she needs to launder some money from a heist so that she can use it for bribes to get her lover, Wayne, ...

    I got a big kick out of reading this one. Crissa Stone is a hardboiled lady criminal who takes no prisoners, but then she displays a compassionate side in her own way, too. The prose is lean and solid. The characterization is on true pitch, especially the geezer Benny. ...

    This is my first novel by this author, Wallace Stroby, and it was well done. I want to read more. The plot moved at a fair clip. This kept things interesting and there were also some well thought out turns. I also liked the characters, even the ones that made poor decisions. I would li...

    This is an excellent novel and an excellent series. Crissa may not have an 'honest' job, but she has a strong work ethic. Highly recommended. ...

    In terms of crime fiction, the author does everything right in this one, and I enjoyed it more than the first book, which is always a good sign. It's the right length for a crime story, is loaded with believable characters and plot lines, and there are no convoluted twists that make it...

    Picking up shortly after the events of Cold Shot to the Heart, author Wallace Stroby?s Kings of Midnight finds professional thief Crissa Stone working an ATM heist gig with two partners as she continues her efforts to build up enough of a nest egg to get out of the life for good. One...

    Wallace Stroby first came to my attention through the short story "Lovers in the Cold' which was based on a Bruce Springsteen song "Meeting Across the River'. Being a huge Springsteen fan I just had to read it and it didn't disappoint. I have read a couple of other of Stroby's novels w...

    A while back, I enjoyed Wallace Stroby?s Barbed-Wire Kiss and Heartbreak Lounge, both of which evoked my native Jersey shore. I drifted away from Stroby for a bit but returned to devour The Kings of Midnight. Crissa Stone is a good bad girl?a tough as nails thief with a code of eth...

    Crissa Stone is back. Nice little homage to the Lufthansa heist (also referenced in Goodfellas). I don't think her books are necessarily the heirs to the Parker throne, but they're solid. Very little bullshit. My only real complaint is that Crissa constantly makes decisions against wha...

    Wallace Stroby has written some great crime fiction and I enjoyed the first entry in the Crissa Stone series quite a bit. This, the second, was a pretty good read, but it fell a little flat for me. It has a very fast moving plot centering on our protagonist and a bumbling partner vs re...

    I love Wallace Stroby's writing, and have read several of his books. This one doesn't disappoint, and the main character, Crissa Stone, has shades of Richard Stark's Parker in her makeup. The plotting, pace and dialogue were all terrific, making this a very good noir read. ...

    This copy is signed by the author Wallace Stroby. ...

    THIS IS ALL A SPOILER: I have read the first two of these Crissa Stone novels now, and I don't think I am going to read another. They are well written in terms of style and control of the action, but they are frustrating because the characters just keep doing dumb things, and the situa...