Saturday, April 18, 2020

Review: Lament for Julie

Lament for Julie Lament for Julie by Robert Colby
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A past love triangle finds Julie married to Steadman, with Corwin the odd man out. Tough guy Corwin holds no grudge and they remain close friends. Steadman goes to sea and when he returns he finds that wife Julie has been killed in a suspicious hit-and-run. Steadman starts investigating and ends up dead in an apparent suicide. Corwin assumes that they have both been murdered and comes back to town for answers and vengeance. Corwin turns out to be a proto-vigilante type, driven and violent, who suspects and then ingratiates himself with the rich and corrupt Vollmer family that runs the town, and then proceeds to get laid and kick some serious ass. A propulsive plot with several interesting characters and plenty of sex and violence are my low-brow expectations for a great book and this one covers all the bases. Recommended.


  1. Sounds interesting, thanks for the heads up.

  2. Robert Colby wrote a few paperbacks for Monarch and I found LAMENT FOR JULIE to be the best of the bunch.

    1. Monarch Books has never achieved the prestige of Fawcett Gold medal for us PBO aficionados, although they printed many fine books. I have a few by Gil Brewer and William Ard that I enjoyed very much.