TRICKY is something different in the crime genre. More heart with no loss of grit and tension. I love this book.
Lesa’s Book Critiques
Tricky is a reflection of today’s society. Forced to ask questions about bias, intellectual disability, police actions, and redemption, Madsen stands in contrast to cops who resort to violence and force.
ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED CRIME BOOKS OF 2021
Punk-rock poet Josh Stallings has written an intense new crime novel about the power of people to change.
Amber Unmasked Review
I was hooked in chapter one and crying by chapter three.
The inspirations for TRICKY
TRICKy ARCs just arrived. 11.18.2020 Dylan was one of the inspirations for writing Tricky. Grandpa was a good man, he was another inspiration for wanting to write Tricky.
“TRICKY blew me away. Josh Stallings has written a gritty, vibrant, riotously entertaining crime novel filled with unforgettable and deeply human characters.”―Lou Berney, Edgar Award-winning author of NOVEMBER ROAD
LAPD homicide detective Niels Madsen, the protagonist of this engrossing mystery from Stallings (Young Americans), is on his way to work when he comes across an armed standoff.
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2018 Interview with Will Viharo
Author of the Week: Josh Stallings 2/27/2018 by Will Viharo Life is a funny thing, even when it’s nothing to laugh at. Writers struggle with interpreting their experiences, circumstances and surroundings into fiction that is both relatable and subjective, accessible yet challenging. Author Josh Stallings hails from a very colorful background, like a lot…