The Bones of Wolfe - A Border Noir
Publisher: The Mysterious Press
James Carlos Blake is one of the most renowned writers of "Border Noir," along with Don Winslow and Kem Nunn (Tijuana Strait). Blake was awarded the prestigious Los Angeles Times Book Prize for In the Rogue Blood and his writing has often been compared to that of Cormac McCarthy. The Bones of Wolfe again features the wildly entertaining Wolfes, a family of outlaws who operate a gunrunning business on the Texas-Mexico border; their story is partly based on Blake's own family history. The House of Wolfe was praised by Daniel Woodrell, Ace Atkins, and Loren D. Estleman. The Rules of Wolfe, the first Wolfe noir published by the Mysterious Press, was named one of the Best 101 Crime Novels of the Past Decade by Booklist and was shortlisted for the 2015 CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award. It was also named a Men's Journal, Booklist, and Deadly Pleasures best book of the year.