Book Presentation: Frank Lentricchia’s The Dog Killer of Utica: An Eliot Conte Mystery
“Dirty Harry of Literary Criticism” Frank Lentricchia launches book two of his new mystery series, featuring Eliot Conte, a PI who’s “part Mike Hammer and part William S. Burroughs… an instant original,” according to the Washington Post. Eliot Conte’s story is pure noir, as he hunts for a local dog killer in ways that don’t always adhere to the law. This novel features the hard diction and the fast pace of the best Italian-American crime fiction. Lentricchia’s portrayal of upstate New York–Richard Russo territory–is equally unnerving and poignant.