Monday, May 7, 2018
It's Never Just the Wind by Hollis Seamon
It's Never Just the Wind by Hollis Seamon in the current issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (May/June) is more literary fiction than a crime or mystery story. There's a crime of sorts, but this is more a story about the harsh consequences of one's actions. The reader can guess early on how the story is going to progress and end, but that's okay, and it's really the point of the story--the inevitability of it all. One person's bad, reckless choice leading to someone else's worse choice, and so on. Whether this is crime fiction or literary fiction, it's still a strong, powerful story. Recommended.