Monday, November 16, 2020

Flame Tree Press Blog Tour - Mondo Crimson


TITLE: Mondo Crimson
AUTHOR: Andrew Post
PUBLISHER: Flame Tree Press
PUBLISHING DATE: November 2020

FROM GOODREADS: When Melanie, a car thief, is sent to find a certain vehicle only to discover it’s owned by dangerous hit-woman, Brenda, the two begin to wonder if their fateful encounter wasn’t just pure coincidence. It turns out they both work for a man named Felix Eberhart, who may or may not have had the hopes that Melanie and Brenda opened fire the second they laid eyes on each other. Melanie learns that Felix’s network of car thieves, fixers, and drug runners have all been set against one another. But why? Business was going so well... 

MY THOUGHTS: Andrew Post has quickly become an auto-read author for me.  This is the third book I've read by him and whenever I see an invitation to a blog tour and his name, I automatically sign up.  I'm so glad I discovered him when I read Chop Shop because I've been loving his books ever since. 

Mondo Crimson centers around four characters - Brenda, Mel, Felix and Merritt.  In the beginning, we learn that Melanie has gotten in over her head financially and is having to work off her debt by doing jobs for Felix, a creep on even his good days.  She is sent to Minnesota to steal a car but when she does, she meets Brenda.  Brenda also knows Felix and it isn't exactly accidental that the two run into each other.  Brenda is a badass and even though she secretly kills people for a living, she was easily my favorite character. 

So throughout the novel Post takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride of dirty deeds and manipulation.  everyone seems to have their own agenda and as the climax built, I had no idea how everything would play out.  I ended up reading most of this book late one night when I was restless and it was a great payout.  I quickly lost myself, and my growing Playstation 5 frustrations were left behind - at least temporarily.  If you love dark gritty tales and complex characters who live in what I like to call "morally grey world," then Mondo Crimson is the book for you!

Bring on the next book Andrew!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Andrew Post was born in Erie, Pennsylvania (imagine Eraserhead but in color). While he was honing his craft as a writer (those early stories were awful) he worked in a gift shop in one of the scuzziest hotels in the Midwest, he cleaned rental cars (also gross), he was a butcher (despite being a vegetarian),and in 2013 his first novel, the cyberpunk thriller, Knuckleduster, was published. No one really seemed to care much but he kept at it and has since published a handful of other works to varying degrees of resulting public interest with a few seeing translations and one almost became a movie (that lit agent has since been fired). 

Andrew lives in a sleepy river town in Minnesota where he may or may not be planning aquatic "accidents"to befall the many other authors who live in the area and he has been mistaken for Rob Zombie on no less than ten separate occasions. 


  1. Thanks so much for the blog tour support x

  2. This sounds amazing. I need to check out this author!

  3. I still need to read Chop Shop! This one sounds interesting too!

  4. I need to catch up with his books. Chop Shop was killer!

  5. Wow - that cover. will have to check this one out a little further methinks.
    Lynn :D