On the Road with Del & Louise by Art Taylor is a collection of six short stories that tell the tale of two criminal lovers trying to start a new life (available September 15, 2015).
It’s no secret that I am a short mystery fiction addict. I am also a dedicated mystery novel fan. So you can imagine the joy (be still my heart!) when I learned that one of my favorite short story writers, Agatha, Macavity and Derringer Award Winner Art Taylor has written a novel in—TA DA!—short story format. That is, Art took two fabulous characters and wrote a series of linked stories giving the reader a fabulous vision what life is like On the Road with Del and Louise.
So first, let’s see how Del meets Louise. She is working in a 7-Eleven and Del comes in to rob the place, wearing a ski mask and carrying a pistol.
“You know, I said, as I bent down for a bag to put his money in. “You have picked the one solitary hours that I’m alone in the store, between the time that Pete has to head home for his mom’s curfew and the time our night manager strolls in for his midnight to six.”
“I know. I’ve been watching you.” Then there was a nervous catch in his voice. “Not in a bad way, I mean. Not voyeuristically.” He enunciated both that word and the next. “Surveillance, you know. I’m not a pervert.”