Monday, June 6, 2016

LSLL Blog Tour: THE DO-RIGHT by Lisa Sandlin plus GIVEAWAY


Lisa Sandlin 

Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Date of Publication: October 27, 2015
# of pages: 306
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1959. Delpha Wade killed a man who was raping her. Wanted to kill the other one too, but he got away. Now, after fourteen years in prison, she’s out. It’s 1973, and nobody’s rushing to hire a parolee. Persistence and smarts land her a secretarial job with Tom Phelan, an ex-roughneck turned neophyte private eye. Together these two pry into the dark corners of Beaumont, a blue-collar, Cajun-influenced town dominated by Big Oil. A mysterious client plots mayhem against a small petrochemical company-why? Searching for a teenage boy, Phelan uncovers the weird lair of a serial killer. And Delpha — on a weekend outing — looks into the eyes of her rapist, the one who got away. The novel's conclusion is classic noir, full of surprise, excitement, and karmic justice. Sandlin's elegant prose, twisting through the dark thickets of human passion, allows Delpha to open her heart again to friendship, compassion, and sexuality.


"Lisa Sandlin’s The Do-Right is something akin to a rusted nail through the foot: it’s dirty, it hurts, and it’ll have you jumping up and down—or possibly just on the floor. Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan are as lovable a duo as any in noir fiction." -- Joseph Borden, Killer Nashville

“When a critic praises a writer’s original voice, what does that really mean? In the case
of Texas native Lisa Sandlin, it means dog-earing page after page in her novel The
Do-Right, to reread particularly terrific passages or, even better, share them aloud . . .
Check out The Do-Right, and see if you don’t find yourself reading passages aloud
just for the sheer pleasure of it.” – Shawna Seed, The Dallas Morning News
"Smashingly original." -- Jack Batten, Toronto Star


Noir with a Texas flavor.

THE DO-RIGHT is a cleverly crafted crime noir that grabs you by collar, slams you against the wall, and keeps you there until the last page.

Delpha Wade served time for killing the man who was raping her. Unfortunately, the other man got away.  Now she's out, and working for private investigator, Tom Phelan, navigating the dark side of Beaumont, and discovering more than they bargained for.

The characters are well developed and authentically SE Texan. The setting is rich with the true grit and dirt that is the underbelly of busy Beaumont.  A retrospective of big oil dominating small town Texas.

Fans of crime noir will find the perfect formula of hard-boiled detective work, unscrupulous criminals, and dark karma to satisfy their reading pleasure. Highly recommended.

Lisa Sandlin’s story “Phelan’s First Case” was anthologized in Lone Star Noir (Akashic) and was later re-anthologized in Akashic’s Best of the Noir compendium, USA Noir. The Do-Right, which uses the characters from that story, is her first full-length mystery. Lisa was born in Beaumont, Texas, currently lives and teaches in Omaha, Nebraska, and summers in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  June 6 - June 15, 2016 

Check out the other great blogs on the tour! 

6/6       All for the Love of the Word      -- Review
6/7       Country Girl Bookaholic -- Author Interview #1
6/8       Forgotten Winds           -- Excerpt #1
6/9       My Book Fix Blog          -- Review
6/11     Missus Gonzo   -- Excerpt #2
6/12     Texas Book Lover          -- Author Interview #2
6/13     Margie's Must Reads    -- Review
6/14     The Crazy Booksellers   -- Promo
6/15     Book Chase      -- Review

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  1. This sounds GOOD! Thanks for the review!

  2. It sounds like an interesting read!