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Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto – review

April 2, 2014
Book Reviews

Having really enjoyed the first season of True Detective on HBO, the Nerd decided to look into the previous work of the show’s creator, Nic Pizzolatto.  Turned out dude had written a book so, you know, I did it up.  And here’s the review (such an artful way to get into this piece!). Galveston is about Roy Cady, a New Orleans mob strong arm who is betrayed by his boss …Read the Rest

FICTION: Sea of Razorblades by Robert Acosta

FICTION: Sea of Razorblades by Robert Acosta
March 30, 2014
Short Stories

“Isn’t it beautiful?” Clara asked. The full moon shimmered in her eyes as she looked out over the dark water. …Read the Rest

Dust Devils by Roger Smith – review

Dust Devils by Roger Smith – review
March 25, 2014
Book Reviews

Goddamn do I ever love Roger Smith. I finally got around to his Dust Devils, using the book being recently …Read the Rest

Mystery Writers Take On KGB

Mystery Writers Take On KGB
March 20, 2014
Articles

By Hector Poole, Spinetingler Correspondent – The New York chapter of the Mystery Writers of America took over the KGB …Read the Rest

Bear is Broken By Lachlan Smith – review

Bear is Broken By Lachlan Smith – review
March 14, 2014
Book Reviews

Leo Maxwell has just formally become a member of California State Bar. He is a man who does not think …Read the Rest

After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman – review

After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman – review
March 13, 2014
Book Reviews

Laura Lippman is known for her wonderful series featuring p.i. Tess Monaghan, among other terrific books. So I started this …Read the Rest

Drift By Jon McGoran – review

Drift By Jon McGoran – review
March 12, 2014
Book Reviews

Three years after Philadelphia narcotics detective Doyle Carrick’s mother and stepfather move to what he’d always thought of as the …Read the Rest

Eyes Close Tight by Peter Leonard – review

Eyes Close Tight by Peter Leonard – review
March 11, 2014
Book Reviews

O’Clair (he goes by only one name) put in his time as a Detroit detective, bought a motel in Florida …Read the Rest

The Golden Egg by Donna Leon

The Golden Egg by Donna Leon
March 10, 2014
Book Reviews

It is no mean feat to sustain a mystery series at this high a level through 18 novels. Of course, …Read the Rest

FICTION: Inexplicably by B.R. Stateham

FICTION: Inexplicably by B.R. Stateham
March 9, 2014
Short Stories

Henry Mancini’s Spook drifted across the semi-dark dance floor. Mancini. Smooth jazz with a touch of noir lurking deep between …Read the Rest

The First One You Expect by Adam Cesare – review

The First One You Expect by Adam Cesare – review
February 26, 2014
Book Reviews

Book: The First One You Expect Author: Adam Cesare Published by: Broken River Books Adam Cesare is one of the …Read the Rest

FICTION: Wave to Me by Martin Zeigler

FICTION: Wave to Me by Martin Zeigler
February 16, 2014
Short Stories

Vernon pulls out his cell, thumbs the speed dial, listens through the rings. He knows she’s there, knows she’s looking …Read the Rest

First clip from Bosch show based on Michael Connelly books

First clip from Bosch show based on Michael Connelly books
January 28, 2014
Books

Post by Michael Connelly Books.

My Brother’s Destroyer – excerpt

My Brother’s Destroyer – excerpt
January 28, 2014
Books

Clayton Lindemuth has a new one out called My Brother’s Destroyer. For a limited time it is 99¢ for the …Read the Rest

FICTION: The Lady in the Lake by J. E. Seymour

FICTION: The Lady in the Lake by J. E. Seymour
January 28, 2014
Short Stories

It seemed like an open and shut case. Simple, really. Elderly woman with Alzheimer’s wanders off, falls in the lake. …Read the Rest

FICTION: Worry a Line by Jack Bates

FICTION: Worry a Line by Jack Bates
January 22, 2014
Short Stories

‘Baby I’m back in Dee-troit/ I don’t want to be here anymore/ Baby I’m back in Dee-troit/I don’t want to …Read the Rest

Best crime fiction (and then some) of 2013

Best crime fiction (and then some) of 2013
January 13, 2014
Articles

Before we proceed let’s pause for the annual invocation: “What does that mean? Whatever you want it to mean. Are …Read the Rest

The Double by George Pelecanos – review

The Double by George Pelecanos – review
January 6, 2014
Book Reviews

I am really digging this new Spero Lucas private detective series from George Pelecanos, dear readers.  I mean, private dicks …Read the Rest

Favorite Book Covers of 2013

Favorite Book Covers of 2013
January 6, 2014
Books

(this is cross-posted at Do Some Damage) I just wanted to take today to highlight my favorite book covers of …Read the Rest

Nothing Save the Bones Inside Her – excerpt

Nothing Save the Bones Inside Her – excerpt
December 25, 2013
Books

Here’s an excerpt from Clayton Lindemuth’s just-released novel, Nothing Save the Bones Inside Her. Lindemuth earned a starred review from …Read the Rest

Mexican Standoff (ft. Key & Peele)

Mexican Standoff (ft. Key & Peele)
December 17, 2013
Film