A film waiting to happen, this book boasts memorable characters, evocative settings and a suspenseful plot.
This novel should come with a warning. Because if you read so much as a single sentence, you will be gripped by its unstoppable force...Make all the comparisons you like - Cormac McCarthy, Dennis Lehane, Martin Scorsese - but Richard Lange is a force of his own, the high standard for crime fiction.
ANGEL BABY is a bone-crushing nightmare parable: bad people doing the wrong things for love.
Praise for THIS WICKED WORLD
Terrific...Even the most ruthless villains are drawn with an unexpected sensitivity to their essential humanity.
Lange is incapable of creating a character that isn't memorable. The zone where literary fiction meets genre fiction is a crowded borderland these days... Lange proves himself comfortable on both sides of the line.
Lange draws indelible characters and writes deadeye dialogue, and his L.A. is as parched and pitiless as the desert that surrounds it...This Wicked World is wickedly good
A sharp, literary crime novel with the kind of lean and sparse prose that writers like Elmore Leonard and Richard Stark honed to a razor's edge.