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Paul Levine has Bum Luck

March 28, 2017
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Paul Levine has Bum Luck

  No, really. His new legal thriller, titled Bum Luck, hits store shelves today. Rush out and get some Bum Luck of your own. A little-known fact about Paul…  “I’ve never been disbarred, committed, or charged with moral turpitude, and    the only time I was arrested it was a case of mistaken identity…I didn’t...

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FICTION: The Orange Chaser by Bill Surdenik

March 20, 2017
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The first thing I should admit, I guess, is that I’m not smart. It’s always the first obvious thing people figure. Even knowing it’s true I still have this instinct to fight against it, like a touch of stubborn vanity or just basic human...

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Great Jones Street: The Netflix of Fiction

March 19, 2017
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Great Jones Street: The Netflix of Fiction

There’s an app for short fiction, and it’s Great Jones Street. A little while ago I had a chance to ask the forces behind GJS some questions, and Kelly Abbott, one of the creative forces behind GJS, took the time to answer some questions. What...

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Review: Honky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. Lansdale

February 27, 2017
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This Hap and Leonard novel opens thusly: “I don’t think we ask for trouble, me and Leonard. It just finds us. It often starts casually, and then something comes...

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Karen Pullen’s Cold Heart

February 19, 2017
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Karen Pullen spends several days each week cooking breakfast and cleaning rooms for strangers! That’s because she owns a bed & breakfast! She took time out from her guests...

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FICTION: Employee Compensation by Andrew Riconda

February 16, 2017
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My boss, Chet Overhill, and I had hated each other for quite some time — this became abundantly clear during performance review earlier this year — so, he probably...

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FICTION: Neither Created nor Destroyed by Kevin Z. Garvey

January 31, 2017
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Kozak stares at his subject. “Look at me,” he says. “Look into my eyes.” His subject looks into his eyes. “Your eyes are heavy, yes?” “My eyes are heavy.”...

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Author in the Hot Seat: James Oswald

January 14, 2017
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Author in the Hot Seat: James Oswald

If you don’t know who James Oswald is, where have you been? As well as writing a bestselling crime fiction series, James runs a 350 acre livestock farm, raising Highland...

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FICTION: Mrs. Hamilton by Frank Byrns

January 8, 2017
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“So let me just cut the bullshit and get right to the reason I called – how you set for work these days?” “You know me, Al – I’m...

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FICTION: Merry Xmas from Orchard Beach by Richie Narvaez

December 14, 2016
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One-handing her smartphone and one-handing the wheel of her SUV, Heather O’Grady simultaneously tapped Tito’s number and U-turned to park in front of his crappy house on Crosby Avenue....

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FICTION: Conversations with Mister Abaddon by Teel James Glenn

December 1, 2016
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Braxton chose a rainy moonless night to bury his wife near the lawn jockey statue. It had to be a moonless night because the statue beside the bench was...

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FICTION: Stalker by Elizabeth Zelvin

November 18, 2016
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The first I knew about it was when Harry Arkus stopped me in the hall. “Hey, Bess! Guess who has a crush on you? Alvin Oily.” “That’s disgusting.” “No,...

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