Month: February 2010

Book Review: The Lost Sister by Russel D McLean

When Russel D McLean debuted in 2008 with The Good Son, he made it clear there was a new Scottish crime fiction author who was destined for the international stage. With the second in the series, The Lost Sister, McLean…

The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville – review

The “Troubles” in Northern Ireland have spawned many novels, but none as intense and different as Ghosts. Based on the past efforts of Republicans to force unification with Eire and the conflicts between Catholics and Protestants in the North, the…

Crime fiction short films

Crime fiction has a lot of mediums by which to express itself, flex it’s muscle and tell a story. Most of the mediums are familiar to us even if we don’t explore them. Great crime fiction can be found in…

Are we headed for a pulp film renaissance?

Over at Cinematical Elizabeth Rappe wonders if we are on the cusp of a pulp renaissance in film. She cites projects in various stages of development such as Tarzan, Solomon Kane, Conan the Barbarian, The Shadow, John Carter of Mars,…

Book Review: The Kill Call by Stephen Booth

The uneasy relationship between DS Diane Fry and DC Ben Cooper is prevalent throughout this murder mystery, part of the author’s continuing series featuring the two protagonists. At first, the body of a well-dressed man found on a moor with…

Book Review: Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb

Our book club’s book for June was SURVIVOR IN DEATH, the 19th in the Eve Dallas series of NYC police procedurals by J.D. Robb (also known as Nora Roberts). For anyone who hasn’t experienced this series, the key thing to…

Book Review: The Face-Changers by Thomas Perry

Our book club’s book for May was THE FACE-CHANGERS, a Jane Whitefield novel by Thomas Perry. For those who have not read Perry before, Jane Whitefield is a Native American “guide” whose job is to help people (usually innocent people…

Book Review: Safer by Sean Doolittle

The front cover of “Safer,” Sean Doolittle’s superlative new novel, depicts neighborhood scenes, at once bucolic, mundane and lovely – children playing, a man mowing his lawn. It is just such a life that Paul Callaway and his wife, Sara,…

Comic Review: The Last Days of American Crime by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini

The U.S. government has perfected a broadcast signal that will extinguish criminal thoughts. Graham Brick, a fifty-four-year-old grifter, discovers the crime of the century that he’d been planning suddenly has been transformed into the last crime in American history because…

Movie Review: Shutter Island

Shutter Island, directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max Von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Jackie Earle Haley, et al., Guest review by Keith Rawson When I found out Martin Scorsese was going to be…

Book Review: Bloodstorm by Sam Millar

Bloodstorm by Sam Millar is a good, solid and enjoyable PI novel that is competently told. A reader venturing into Karl Kanes neck of the woods will quickly fall into it’s rhythms as there a number of recognizable PI tropes…

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