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FICTION: Velma and Jeff by Salvadore Ritchie

August 19, 2016
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It was my understanding when someone has finalized their decision to commit suicide they obtain a kind of euphoria about the conclusion they have made. The heavy baggage that magnetizes to us during the journey we call life magically falls to the wayside. Everything is crisper and a bit of pep develops in your...

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FICTION: Doire by Angel Luis Colon

July 29, 2016
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I’ve made a lot of dumb decisions in my life. Case in point: I’m lying in wait on a deer stand about twenty feet up a chestnut oak in the middle of Nowheresville, Kentucky, with a major crick in my neck from holding this...

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FICTION: Anonymous by Alicia De La Rosa-Millard

July 18, 2016
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The first time she noticed you was the day you were ambling through the mall. You didn’t notice her and you should have. She had just ended her previous relationship and was ready to start a new one. You were strolling along with friends...

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The Missing and the Dead by Stuart MacBride — Review

August 12, 2016
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All the minutiae of policing on a local level permeate the almost 600 pages of this Logan McRae crime novel. Bumped down to duty sergeant from acting DI, he...

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Western Wednesday: Haints Stay and some thoughts on revisionist westerns

August 3, 2016
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Western Wednesday: Haints Stay and some thoughts on revisionist westerns

Haints Stay seems to occupy a space where the prime influence is Blood Meridian. I want to talk a little about that space. When Cormac McCarthy wrote Blood Meridian...

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Written Off by E.J. Copperman — Review

July 26, 2016
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This first in a new series by E.J. Copperman opens with the last two pages in the newest book by protagonist author Rachel Goldman, which is to be the...

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A HOT NIGHT IN DC – NOIR AT THE BAR

July 21, 2016
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A HOT NIGHT IN DC – NOIR AT THE BAR

On a weekend where the heat indexes crept into the 100s across the mid-Atlantic, no place was hotter than Washington DC’s Wonderland Ballroom, the site of author and reviewer...

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