Delightful from beginning to end, this rollicking jewel of a book introduces Alma, Radmilla Dillon, July Morningstar, and Grace as they form a nameless gang. Despite life's cruel blows to each of them, they don't want to commit crime against anyone who doesn't deserve it. This decision leads to a complex and funny quest for gain that includes a long lost chess set, the rich and selfish Walter Wellington Biddlesford-Wight, and even the Pope.
“The first word that comes to mind when I consider how to describe this novel is FUN. With a joyous bunch of knockabout characters, and a story that transitions smoothly from the serious to the absurd and back again, A Glitch in Crime is a novel the likes of which we seldom if ever see in today’s world of dry, formulaic criminal soap opera. Like four vastly different peas involuntarily shoved into a pod of illegal mischief, Alma, Radmilla, July and Grace stumble hilariously through an obstacle course of personality conflicts, near disasters and irreverent plans toward their mutual goal of making a living as … well, crooks. The characters are exquisitely drawn, the prose is crisp, and the weirdly convoluted plot is enough to keep the reader laughing out loud through the entire read. Ecs has done something special here, and I highly recommend that you get yourselves a copy so you can experience the FUN of reading about it.”
Hack Taylor – Book Review Editor, bleepthem.com
- Ecs, April 2011
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