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Slaughterhouse Blues catches up with Bill and Fiona, the chattery and gun-happy anti-heroes of A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps, soon after they’ve escaped the Rockaway Mob, the criminal enterprise from which Bill “borrowed” several million dollars.


Holed up in Havana, Bill and Fiona know the Mob is coming for them—it’s just a question of time. But they’re not prepared fo
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Published February 9th 2018 by Shotgun Honey
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Col
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Synopsis/blurb....

Slaughterhouse Blues catches up with Bill and Fiona, the chattery and gun-happy anti-heroes of A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps, soon after they’ve escaped the Rockaway Mob, the criminal enterprise from which Bill “borrowed” several million dollars.

Holed up in Havana, Bill and Fiona know the Mob is coming for them—it’s just a question of time. But they’re not prepared for who the Mob sends: a pair of assassins so utterly amoral and demented, their behavior pushes the boundar
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Dave
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bonnie and Clyde Revisited

Fiona and Bill are kind of a modern day Bonnie and Clyde, raining pure havoc wherever they go. Only here it's Fiona who is the gunslinger, but Bill he's a survivor of the first order. In classic pulp style, this couple are on the run from a mobster whose pockets they lightened and are pursued by a pair of well-dressed mercenary hit-people, Ken and Barbara ( Ken and Barbie, anyone?). There's a stack of stock gold, epic battles, standoffs, and more. At times, it doesn't t
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Hobart
“What’d you put in there?” Don said, nodding at the soiled duffel bag in the backseat.

“About twenty pounds of tobacco, but don’t worry, no leaves, just the little bits. I asked the sweepers to give me the scraps.”

Don laughed. “A couple years back, we tried taking those scraps, making cigarettes out of them. They sold, but not enough. You can’t fight Big Tobacco.”

“You know what’s a good rule for life?” Fiona said. “Don’t fight groups dedicated to killing millions of people.”


It didn't take long
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Hector Acosta
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book has it all- perfectly coifed assassins, Romance, drugs, shoot outs, a crotchety old man, and Nazi gold!

We were first introduced to Bill and Fiona in Kolakowski's in A BRUTAL BUNCH OF HEARTBROKEN SAPS, a book worth reading not only because SLAUGHTERHOUSE BLUES is a direct follow up to it, but also because BRUTAL BUNCH features a hit man who enjoys dressing up as Elvis. Which, come on.

Everything that I enjoyed from BRUTAL BUNCH is here again. Bill and Fiona are great characters- Fiona i
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Jack Getze
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bill and Fiona are back, running from the people they pissed off in the first book, A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps. The fun and the action is non-stop, and the story surges in intensity early when Bill and Fiona return to New York. Great locations and suspense. Fiona particularly is a wonderful character, able to make me laugh and duck in the same paragraph. Fine, smooth, unpretentious writing -- as good as any I've read since the death of Elmore Leonard. This writer is going places.
Lawrence Maddox
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fiona, a highly skilled mercenary type, and her boyfriend Bill, a suave conman, grapple with relationship issues and criminal pursuits while bouncing from Cuba to Nicaragua to NYC. Part David Dodge international thriller, part Lawrence Block's Keller hitman series, this is a highly entertaining read that makes you feel you're on the street with Kolakowski's heroes, running for your life. The exotic locales pop, as does the sparkling dialogue. Five stars. Recommended.
John McKenna
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Slaughterhouse Blues
Mysterious Book Report No. 329
by John Dwaine McKenna


Do you ever take a chance on a book, based only on the title, or cover illustration? It’s a fun way to discover a new author or genre you might otherwise pass up. Or Not, in which case the non-profit stores and neighborhood churches always need stuff to sell. But, when it works out as hoped, it’s a delightful experience. Which is exactly what happened when the MBR was intrigued by the title of a nifty piece of crime fiction
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Rick Bylina
May 24, 2018 rated it liked it
“Slaughterhouse Blues” by Nick Kolkowski is definitely an in your face book with two character, Bill and Fiona, good-bad guys, not the bad-bad guys that they take on in an all to brief effort to extract a fortune of gold, a sort of revenge reward for another deal gone bad. And that is the tone and background of the story—past bad deals gone wrong, narrow escapes in the here and now, and some improbable poundings that would have had Rocky Balboa throwing in the towel. It’s a good story. I like Fi ...more
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Nick Kolakowski's work has appeared in The Washington Post, McSweeney's, Washington City Paper, Playboy, LOST magazine, Trader Monthly, WebMD, and eWeek, among other venues. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.