Veteran journalist Ed Stover reviews Poodie James in today’s Yakima Herald-Republic.
Ramsey’s journalistic writing style carries the story along. It’s a good story, too, a page-turner that offers up romance, attempted murder, a Snidely Whiplash rascal of a mayor, a Dudley Do-Right police chief, a noble bum, a nosy reporter and a whorehouse. Set in the late 1940s, there is even a visit by President Truman.
Finally, there is Poodie, the loveable little junk collector who becomes the target of the wrathful mayor. Put it all together and you have a book that has become a best-seller for Libros Libertad, the Surrey, British Columbia-based literary small press that published the novel in early August.
To read all of Stover’s article, click here.
I’ll be doing a signing and reading tomorrow, Saturday, at 2 pm at Inklings Bookshop in Yakima. If you’re in the neighborhood, please drop by and say hello.