Just finished reading Tales of Lust, Hate and Despair by Ian Truman.
It’s a mixed bag noir with some really great moments (the brothel scenes, much of the tone/voice and the bar fight) and some that drag (took a long time to get to the pay off, framing device kind of left open ended). With that said once I started reading I wanted to continue, particularly when I was away from it.
Also, it needed a good final proof-reading.
Worth checking out but ultimately could have been stronger. Keep an eye on Truman if you aren’t already.
Stray observation: The title makes it seem like a short story collection.