“Narvaez’s method is dialectical, putting into play a lot of ideas and letting them bounce off each other. That he manages to do this while advancing an intricate storyline and keeping the tone funny and light is impressive.” —Scott Adlerberg, Criminal ElementFor the full review, go here. “Narvaez has some
Roachkiller and Other Stories just received a very generous review by Daniel over at Looking for a Good Book. He says: I don’t know why Narvaez isn’t a house-hold name. Anyone who likes good fiction, or well-defined characters, or strong writing, should have this author on their bookshelves. To keep
Crime writer Derrick Ferguson gives Grand Central Noir a generous review over at his blog today, noting that “at its best GRAND CENTRAL NOIR evokes the feel of . . . Will Eisner stories.” Here’s what he had to say about my story: “Meet Me at the Clock” by R.
Roachkiller and Other Stories received a great review in the latest issue of Crime Factory. Thanks to them and to Eva Dolan for her generous review. Here’s an excerpt: Narvaez has a poet’s delight in phrasing and writes with an easy kind of grace, unforced, unhurried, letting his character’s lives
New World Review just posted a review of Long Island Noir, calling the climax of my story “Ending in Paumanok” “partly poetic justice and deeply disturbing”: Extortion is also the main event in the R. Narvaez story, “Ending in Paumanok.” Here a Stony Brook University professor coerces her brother-in-law into giving
Author Manuel Ramos (King of the Chicanos) interviews me over at La Bloga. I talk about Roachkiller and Other Stories, saying such things as “You get crime, mystery, action, humor, and there are a lot of dogs—especially in ‘Juracán.’ I love dogs. I think your readers will enjoy the variety of
Check out this very generous review by Cullen Gallagher of my reading at KGB last month and my story “Hurricane” on the Los Angeles Review of Books blog: “On this occasion, he read from ‘Juracán’ (originally published in Indian Country Noir, and re-published as ‘Hurricane’ as an eBook), a classic noir