THE DEEPENING SHADE got a nice write up in Bill Crider's column--Short & Sweet: Short Stories Considered--in MYSTERY SCENE. To wit:
"When a collection opens with quoations from Ingmar Bergman's WINTER LIGHT and Theodore Roethke's "In A Dark Time," you know you're in for a stroll on the dark side. That's just what Jake Hinkson provides in THE DEEPENING SHADE. Hinkson's work is raw and violent and powerful. "The Serpent Box" is all of that, but you won't be able to look away. Hinkson can also be savagely funny in the midst of the horror of a story like "Microeconomics." Some of the 15 stories included here have been previously published. All are memorable."