‪The Blue Tattoo‬ — “It’s a big story that everyone should read.”

AJB Johnston’s review of #TheBlueTattoo in Atlantic Books Today: “Steven Laffoley’s The Blue Tattoo (Pottersfield Press) is the first time this award-winning historian has turned to fiction. His focus is the Halifax Explosion. “I asked him why he was drawn to the topic and with a novel of all things. He replied: ‘I think stories… More ‪The Blue Tattoo‬ — “It’s a big story that everyone should read.”

The Blue Tattoo #1 on Bestseller List

The Blue Tattoo reaches the #1 spot on the Bestsellers List of Bookmark Halifax. Bestsellers Fiction The Blue Tattoo – Steven Laffoley The Children Act – Ian McEwan Stone Mattress – Margaret Atwood The Bone Clocks – David Mitchell Sweetland – Michael Crummey Back of the Turtle – Thomas King Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good – Jan… More The Blue Tattoo #1 on Bestseller List

The Blue Tattoo

    The new novel from Steven Laffoley… From award-winning author Steven Laffoley comes a compelling tale of love and loss, despair and hope, based on real people and real events, that brings to life one of the most extraordinary stories of our time — The Halifax Explosion.1917. The Great War has given rise to… More The Blue Tattoo

Chronicle Herald Review of Pulling No Punches

Sam Langford was only five-foot-seven, but he hit like a sledgehammer. In 2003, a century after his storied career began, The Ring magazine rated the Weymouth Falls native the second-greatest puncher in history, behind only Joe Louis. Langford, who fought from 1902 to 1926 in every weight class from lightweight to heavyweight, is widely regarded… More Chronicle Herald Review of Pulling No Punches

Review of Pulling No Punches in Atlantic Books Today

There is a remarkable story in Sam Langford, the Weymouth Fall, NS, pugilist who lived and fought in the breaking years of the 20th century. It’s a story about ferocious ambition, extraordinary skill (none other than Jack Dempsey called him “the greatest”), winning and losing. Fortunately, Steven Laffoley tells the tale well. In the hand… More Review of Pulling No Punches in Atlantic Books Today