Book Review: Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw

I didn’t release an official ranking for 2016 but if I had, Hammers on Bone would easily be in my top 2 for 2016. If it had been released in any other year it would have been the top book. This book is very, very, very good.

It’s a Lovecraftian noir tale about a Private Investigator who seemingly gets in over his head. The characters and mythology are perfectly fleshed out and the tone feels right out of the 1930s pulp horror novels that I love so much. Hammers on Bone takes a needle of nostalgia and injects it right into your heart. If you’re a fan of Lovecraft, The old Hammer films or pulp detective novels you owe it to yourself to check this one out.

The biggest strength in Hammers on Bone are the characters. You form a bond with each of them immediately and by the time the book is done, will contemplate writing to Cassandra to do another novel in this world.

Highly recommended read.