- The author mixes all the elements of a great mystery thriller perfectly. I love how the characters are developed... as each has their own distinct personality and characteristics.
The author's descriptive writing style and use of colorful imagery throughout the story makes everything seems vividly real in your imagination.
-Amazon Book Review
- Mr.Cade sinks the Busted Flush and unleashes a torrent of his own trade mark twisted insanity. The dialogue between his heros and villains reads like a non-stop celebrity roast and he manages to cram in enough action for a Stallone/Schwarzenegger film festival.
-Werewolf 69 Review of "Fire Sale"
- What an awesomely crafted quick and dirty murder story. Who doesn't like one of those? Randy Cade has penned a winner with "Die Clean". It is an easy fast read that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. The story flows nicely with just the right amount of twists & turns and cliffhanger moments that keep you completely engaged and interested. If you are a fan of modern themed mysteries then this one is definitely a must for your reading list.
-Anna, Amazon Books
-Race, it seems, has always been at issue in America: first the native American Indians and, as Cade tells his story, that of the black man. James Dougle is a "freeman," not a slave, but not really. He's still subject to all the prejudice and fear the white people elicit. Intolerance and hatred are evident from the earliest scenes in this novella, where we meet Throwpete, one of the oddest and most unforgettable characters in the story [although he has considerable competition].
As Cade demonstrates again and again, if there is one constant in American Wild West justice, it's injustice. The story he paints is not unique in this respect: I'm reminded of two visual stories, the 1961 film "One-Eyed Jacks" [based on the novel "The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones" by Charles Neider and starring Marlon Brando] and HBO’s 2004 series, "Deadwood," David Milch's depiction of the little town I partially grew up in. This Deadwood - which may be accurately portrayed - is filled with nasty, selfish, cruel people, personified by Al Swearengen, played by Ian McShane. So nasty was he I had to stop watching.
There are some real nasties in "At the Request of James Dougle," too, and they serve to sharpen Cade's story very well. In this respect his is a classic Western story where revenge becomes the sharpest tool in the kit and the chance for redemption is nil.
- Review of "At the Request of James Dougle" by Jack Rochester, renowned author and founder of The Fictional Cafe, a website for writers. Look him up at
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"If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it."
- Elmore Leonard
If you like the writings of Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiassen, George V. Higgins, Bud Shulberg, Dan Jenkins, Damon Runyon David Milch and John D. MacDonald, you'll probably like what I write. I mention these great authors of Crime Fiction only out of deference. I am a new author and am not in any way suggesting I am as skillful or polished as the above mentioned greats. That's why when I write I just try not to take myself, and life, too seriously.
I want to present stories that have an element of realism and the traditional smattering of raw dialogue, violence and surprise plot twists that have traditionally inhabited the pages of crime fiction. And I want to do it with a sense of humor and in the way people really talk when they are among friends. And enemies.
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