Watch this page for reviews of Cold Winter Rain and forthcoming novels and story collections as well as news articles and information about appearances for book signings and other events.
Steve appeared at a book signing event at the Page & Palette bookstore in Fairhope, Alabama, Friday, October 3. Attendance, interest, and sales were excellent.
Watch the video of Steve's appearance on WOLW-TV, Fort Payne, Alabama, for an interview about Cold Winter Rain...and more...here.
See the new advertisment for Cold Winter Rain in the current issue of the New York Review of Books. Link here.
Steve signing books at the American Library Association convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2014.
Out of the Gutter Online publishes another of Steve's flash fiction stories.
Publishers Weekly Review of Cold Winter Rain:
"Attorney Gregory utilizes a legal background to create a complex and suspenseful slice of hard-boiled noir that honors without imitating the stylistic and thematic influences of Dashiell Hammett. Eschewing over-simplistic views of morality, the characters here wade through a dark ambiguity mirrored by bleak atmosphere, descending into homicide and emotional bankruptcy. In Birmingham, Ala., Slate, the cynical but decent lawyer-investigator struggling with the deaths of his wife and son, agrees to locate attorney Don Kramer’s daughter, Kristina, unwittingly accepting an invitation into conspiracy and cover-ups. When a murdered man is discovered with Slate’s business card, police captain Leon Grubbs casts an eye on our hard-luck hero and a routine missing person’s case becomes a race against the clock and possibly the New Orleans mob. Slate is not a mere parody of classic genre detectives. Rather, his personality is convincing and complex, skillfully revealed without slowing the action-driven plot. Clean and sharp prose delivers maximum emotional effect, and the dialogue rings true. Though he doesn’t bring anything particularly new to the genre, Slate is nevertheless destined to become a series character welcomed by aficionados of John D. MacDonald and Raymond Chandler."
"Gregory's Slate is one tough hombre."
-- Billy J. Hobbs, Amazon Vine Voice reviewer (full review here)
"Gregory positions his readers for an updated slant on the world in the form of the neo-noir."
--Diana F. Von Behren, Amazon Vine Voice reviewer (full review here)
"Gregory’s main character is strong and likeable...." Bella Online reviewed Cold Winter Rain on April 29. See the entire review here.
"Slate is a well-drawn protagonist [and]. . . . a memorable main character."
"Slate’s past follows him like a shadow, informing his movements and coloring his sense of trust."
"Gregory’s prose is solid, and he vividly describes both the exterior Southern landscape and the insular, interior spaces Slate inhabits."
-- Kirkus Reviews
March 28, 2014, The Birmingham News
Steven Gregory was a bit shocked when he learned Publishers Weekly, known by many as "the bible of the book business," had reviewed his debut hardboiled detective novel, "Cold Winter Rain."
Reading the positive review that came out Jan. 27 raised the Shelby County author's brow even further. . . .
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