Colt Coltrane and the Lotus Killer PDF Ì Colt

Colt Coltrane and the Lotus Killer PDF Ì Colt


Colt Coltrane and the Lotus Killer [Read] ➼ Colt Coltrane and the Lotus Killer ➹ Allison M. Dickson – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Robots, Dames, and Murder in the City of Angels It s , and the streets are filthy with grease and empty promises Private detective Hugh Colt Coltrane trolls the city in search of cheaters and deadbeat Robots, Dames, and Murder in the and the MOBI ð City of Angels It s , and the streets are filthy with grease and empty promises Private detective Hugh Colt Coltrane trolls the city in search of cheaters and deadbeats with the help of his mechanical sidekick Petey, but things turn dicey when a mysterious Japanese woman walks into Colt s office She wants him to look into a string of grisly murders along the LA River, where the only trace the killer leaves behind, other than a mutilated female victim, is a single white lotus flower But there Colt Coltrane PDF \ s to this dame than meets the eye, and the truth behind the Lotus Killer leads Colt to shocking and terrifying secrets lurking beneath the city Colt Coltrane and the Lotus Killer is the first book in a series of these anachronistic noir novels that hard boiled fans of mystery, sci fi and horror will love.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 175 pages
  • Colt Coltrane and the Lotus Killer
  • Allison M. Dickson
  • English
  • 11 April 2019

About the Author: Allison M. Dickson

Allison M Dickson is the author and the MOBI ð of several well reviewed independently published novels and short stories covering everything from horror and sci fi to suspense Her major debut thriller, THE OTHER MRS MILLER, is due out from Putnam on Learnat her work at allisonmdickson.



10 thoughts on “Colt Coltrane and the Lotus Killer

  1. Craig Craig says:

    I won a copy of this book from a Goodreads Firstreads Giveaway There were many things I liked about it and a few I did not, so I wish the ratings system allowed me to record something between three and four It s an intriguing blend of hard boiled noir detective fiction and pulpy 1940 s science fiction, told by the titular character The first person narrative works quite well for the most part, though there were a few instances where I thought the voice lapsed I don t think Colt or Sam Spa I won a copy of this book from a Goodreads Firstreads Giveaway There were many things I liked about it and a few I did not, so I wish the ratings system allowed me to record something between three and four It s an intriguing blend of hard boiled noir detective fiction and pulpy 1940 s science fiction, told by the titular character The first person narrative works quite well for the most part, though there were a few instances where I thought the voice lapsed I don t think Colt or Sam Spade would have ever really used words like harbinger The story is set in an alternate 1947 Los Angeles where the police have robot partners designed by a Japanese genius who has lost his family in the recently concluded WWII The setting mostly worked for me, though I think there may been a couple of minor anachronisms that slipped through Did police motorcycles have red flashing lights in 1947 Would attics of southern California homes have layers of insulation The only point I had a big problem with was a couple of characters who are tortured and murdered for no real reason with no real consequence or follow up It seemed to be a very brutal event than jarred with the rest of the story The book features some very well drawn and memorable secondary characters, particularly a desert rat named Schroeder and the kindly mechanic named, of course, Clutch The pacing is quite enjoyable it moves right along, tells it story and ends without an extra hundred pages of padding to make it fit into acommercially popular length I didn t much care for the cover, which struck me ascomics than pulp influenced, but it s a nicely produced, well line edited volume I enjoyed reading it

  2. Jaime Jaime says:

    Allison M Dickson is full of surprises For someone who writes primarily in the horror and speculative fiction genres, Colt Coltrane offers the reader another side of Allison s talent Set in LA in the late 40s, the story follows private detective Colt Coltrane and his robot sidekick, Petey Yes, a robot in LA in the 40s Immediately, the reader knows this isn t your everyday police procedural Colt and Petey are tracking the Lotus Killer through the city and through the sewers The story is Allison M Dickson is full of surprises For someone who writes primarily in the horror and speculative fiction genres, Colt Coltrane offers the reader another side of Allison s talent Set in LA in the late 40s, the story follows private detective Colt Coltrane and his robot sidekick, Petey Yes, a robot in LA in the 40s Immediately, the reader knows this isn t your everyday police procedural Colt and Petey are tracking the Lotus Killer through the city and through the sewers The story is a little scifi, a little mystery, a little bit horror, and a helluva ride.What I particularly loved about this story was Colt s background and the way it is revealed to the reader Allison could have been upfront at the beginning and told you exactly how and why Colt was no longer with the LAPD and exactly what happened to his partner and his wife But she didn t She draws it out, piece by agonizing piece, and this not only adds suspense to the story but helps the reader embrace exactly who Colt is And who would think you could come to love a bag of bolts like Petey With an array of colorful characters, perfect timing, and spectacular character development, Allison M Dickson draws you in to the world of Colt and Petey A dark, slimy underbelly of a world.I was given an advanced copy of this book from the author And I thank her immensely

  3. Zoe& Zoe& says:

    Mystery is generally not my genre but I m a sucker for alternate history and robots, so I went for it and picked this up Colt Coltrane has an authentic hardboiled voice which makes you feel as though you were about to catch a double feature with your pal for a quarter Yet it s modern and thrilling enough to make it feel vintage instead of cheesy.

  4. Adam O& Adam O& says:

    This is a great retro sci fi private eye story that is at times fun, at times complex The insertion of futuristic robots into post WWII Los Angeles makes for a surprisingly great canvas, and Allison M Dickson creates amazing characters and scenarios on top of it The protagonist is difficult yet easy to identify and care about, but the actions of his past make him complex.Despite being a bit gory in story, it takes a turn for thevisceral near the end, with a surprise twist that leaves yo This is a great retro sci fi private eye story that is at times fun, at times complex The insertion of futuristic robots into post WWII Los Angeles makes for a surprisingly great canvas, and Allison M Dickson creates amazing characters and scenarios on top of it The protagonist is difficult yet easy to identify and care about, but the actions of his past make him complex.Despite being a bit gory in story, it takes a turn for thevisceral near the end, with a surprise twist that leaves you hopingof this world can be explored

  5. Chris Chris says:

    I won a copy of this book from a Goodreads Firstreads Giveaway Signed by the author too This was a fun little romp I ve been looking for a mix of genres among these lines and robots and crime noir is a great combo It was creative, suspenseful, and engaging Our protagonist narrator, Colt, while a bit of a cliche noir hero, is still a compelling voice and he was the kind of character you wanted to see succeed Not to mention, he had an awesome robot sidekick What s not kick ass about that My I won a copy of this book from a Goodreads Firstreads Giveaway Signed by the author too This was a fun little romp I ve been looking for a mix of genres among these lines and robots and crime noir is a great combo It was creative, suspenseful, and engaging Our protagonist narrator, Colt, while a bit of a cliche noir hero, is still a compelling voice and he was the kind of character you wanted to see succeed Not to mention, he had an awesome robot sidekick What s not kick ass about that My only complaints are that I would ve preferred descriptions of many of the characters If not for the cover, I d have no clue what Colt looks like though, I pictured Humphrey Bogart Is he athletic Paunchy Tall Have short hair I need to know That, and I noticed about 10 typos within the books 170 pages This isof a knock at the editor than at the author, though.Overall, I recommend it It won t change the world, but you ll have a lot of fun reading it

  6. E.D.E. Bell E.D.E. Bell says:

    Detective pulp isn t normally my genre, but I had the pleasure of meeting the author at a local event, and the cover and story caught my eye.I wasn t disappointed this book is everything it claims to be it s a quick read that is dark, humorous, creative, and fun I especially enjoyed the robotic character of Petey Petey is mysterious and interesting, and I want to learnabout him.I recommend Colt Coltrane to anyone who likes detective novels, and enjoys a fast, fun, read with some wonde Detective pulp isn t normally my genre, but I had the pleasure of meeting the author at a local event, and the cover and story caught my eye.I wasn t disappointed this book is everything it claims to be it s a quick read that is dark, humorous, creative, and fun I especially enjoyed the robotic character of Petey Petey is mysterious and interesting, and I want to learnabout him.I recommend Colt Coltrane to anyone who likes detective novels, and enjoys a fast, fun, read with some wonderfully quirky elements

  7. Brianne Reeves Brianne Reeves says:

    This was a fun read It was humorous and fast paced with just enough of a dark side to keep it from being cheesy It left me wanting to seeof Coltrane andof Dickson s writing I only wish that there were a graphic novel adaptation and an audiobook This would be such a great road trip listen The fusion of noir and scifi was elegantly done Dickson keeps the bots at a safe distance from Next Gen Data like development, but withhints at humanity than K 9.

  8. Laura Sauls Laura Sauls says:

    I love Allison Dickson s books, and this is no exception This is a departure from some of her other stuff it s a post WWII era detective novel withrobots It works, though This is a fast paced story and the settings and character descriptions are so well done you feel like you re watching a movie in your mind Can t wait to read another installment in the Colt Coltrane series, so hope it becomes a series

  9. Heidi Heidi says:

    I really love Allison Dickson s horror but this novel is just as awesome I m a total whore for pulp noir and love sci fi so it was a match made in heaven for me I m really looking forward to reading the rest of the series Obviously a rookie from the look of innocence dying a slow death on his face.

  10. Brian Mazur Brian Mazur says:

    Noir meets Steampunk, plus Dickson mixes in her own twists Coltrane and Petey are an entertaining team This was one of those books I didn t want to put the book down and couldn t wait to pick it backup when I had to I seeAllison Dickson in my future.

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