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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 loose and starts to rattle, like an unscrewed bolt on a carnival ride. No big thing at first, just a loose, rattling bolt, then the...

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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 to answer a few questions about her latest work, Cold Heart. Sandra: What’s your new...

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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 surmised I was the least reliable of his sycophants to have witnessed him killing a...

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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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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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