Recommended Read: Love Is A Grift by Graham Wynd

The first story in this tasty collection is Love Is A Grift – a twist on classic noir and crime fiction tropes that sharply changes its location – Ireland, Belgium, Finland, Scotland – and POVs – a hit-man, a femme fatale, a patsy – as it cleverly tells its tale.

Hammer Films, Girl On A Motorcycle, Tom Waits, Max Fleischer cartoons, Mark E Smith, Dorothy Parker, small-town Americana, domestic and dystopian noir and much more are all gleefully thrown into the noir mix along the way.

Graham Wynd’s Love Is A Grift is a lethal cocktail of noir short stories liberally spiked with a dark and delicious wit and is highly recommended. 

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Love is a Grift by Victoria Squid

 

Love Is A Grift song
The theme song for Graham Wynd‘s new noir LOVE IS A GRIFT available from from FoxSpirit.co.uk. ‘Four cities, one woman… and a trail of bodies.‘ This song is what brought her to that point. See GrahamWynd.com for more.

Lyrics

Love is a Grift
©2019 K. A. Laity

Love is a grift, love is a con;
The only sure thing is he’s putting you on.
He’s a schemer, a thief and a dreamer.

Love is a grift, love is a con;
The only sure thing is he’s putting you on.
He’s a loser, a cad and a boozer.

Love of a stranger
Can lead you into danger,
And trusting in the one you know
Can take you places you shouldn’t go.

BRIDGE

Champagne and whisky
Then play time gets risky.
The night runs hot, you get a lift.
Love is a scam but it’s also a gift.

Love is a grift, love is a con;
The only sure thing is he’s putting you on.
He’s a chiseler, your heart is a prisoner.

Love is a grift, love is a con;
The only sure thing is he’s putting you on.
He’s a cheater, stealing is sweeter.

It’s a gift, it’s a grift, it’s a con…
Lead me on.

Credits

released March 20, 2019
LOVE IS A GRIFT

© 2019 K. A. Laity — Nicnevin Music / ASCAP

Victoria Squid -Vocals
Julie Beman -Piano
Eric Bloomquist -Bass
Rich Germain -Drums
Brian Slattery -Trombone
Produced and arranged by Julie Beman and Eric Bloomquist
Engineered and mixed by Eric Bloomquist at Cool Ranch Studio
Artwork by S. L. Johnson Images

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