1950s

SERPENTS IN THE COLD – soundtrack on 8tracks

My soundtrack to the novel, SERPENTS IN THE COLD, is a featured mix on 8tracks. Ninety minutes of cinematic scores, melancholic jazz, and Noir-inspired electronics. I think it makes a nice audio accompaniment to the wintry and bleak crime novel written by Thomas O’Malley and me.

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‘Serpents in the Cold’ is a crime novel about uncovering dark secrets and going against the odds for the sake of redemption. Two friends, Cal O’Brien and Dante Cooper, traverse the frozen landscape of Boston in the 1950s to solve a murder that runs a violent trail deep through the city and its many shadows.

Also check out the chain of other 8tracks mixes inspired by the novel. So many great sounds here, ranging all styles and tempos:

http://8tracks.com/explore/serpents_in_the_cold

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Boston Globe reviews ‘Serpents in the Cold’

10942748_10152701142739426_7808550779444871845_nThe Boston Globe reviews SERPENTS IN THE COLD. “Through it all, these descriptions are laden with the dark foreboding that typifies hard-boiled crime fiction. Nothing is innocent, and nobody is what he or she seems.” Check the full review here.

New York Times Book Review – Serpents in the Cold

Thank you, Marilyn Stasio– SERPENTS IN THE COLD gets a New York Times Sunday Book Review!

“The bitter winter of 1951 has a fierce grip on Boston in SERPENTS IN THE COLD, a brutally realistic novel by Thomas O’Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy…..Giant icicles hang down in glittering spikes from the twin spires of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Roxbury. Vagrants are freezing to death on park benches on Boston Common. And over in Dorchester, the glassy sheet of ice stretching across the bay from Tenean Beach heaves up the naked body of a woman the police believe to be the latest victim of the serial killer known as the Boston Butcher…..So kind of the authors to give us one last, lingering look at the good-bad old days.”

Click here for the full review.