Month: March 2010

Conversations with the Bookless: Gary Carson

You can read the full introduction to the series here. In short The Conversations with the Bookless series is designed to raise the profile of and increase the exposure of some of the emerging writers we knew were out there.…

Kelli Stanley – Video interview

A couple of weeks ago Eric Beetner (Co-author of One Too Many Blows to the Head along with J.B. Kohl) made the scene at this year’s Left Coast Crime in L.A. and along with sitting on a couple of panels and hobnobbing with the…

P D James – interview

A Conversation with P. D. James Celebrated mystery novelist speaks her mind by crime fiction reviewer Jim Napier With eighteen bestselling novels and three works of non-fiction to her credit over the past five decades, at the impressive age of…

Il Divo by Paolo Sorrentino – review

No worries, dear reader, this is not a review of that lame Italian boy band whose Christmas album your mom busts out every December 25th.  Paolo Sorrentino’s Il Divo is many things – violent, exciting, complex, breath-taking, original – but…

Print the Legend by Craig McDonald

If you can name for me a crime series as wildly different book-to-book than Craig McDonald’s Hector Lassiter saga, I’ll eat my fucking hat sans hot sauce.  Head Games was a violent, whiskey-soaked road trip with a severed head in…

Quote for the Day

And then should readers be taking genre fiction seriously at all? Well, in my more serious moments I like to think of crime fiction (some, certainly not all, crime fiction) as satire. An opportunity to take potshots at the maniacs…

The noir Brady Bunch

Needle, coming soon. Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland…

Quote for the Day

HERE ARE THE DANGER SIGNALS. ANY TIME TWO CHARACTERS ARE TALKING ABOUT A THIRD, THE SCENE IS A CROCK OF SHIT. ANY TIME ANY CHARACTER IS SAYING TO ANOTHER “AS YOU KNOW”, THAT IS, TELLING ANOTHER CHARACTER WHAT YOU, THE…

Victor Gischler – Interview

I recently guest blogged over at Paul D. Brazil’s little slice of the interweb about Anthony Neil Smith. In the post, I described the novels of Victor Gischler upon first discovering them on Amazon as: “…a Seinfeld episode with guns…”…

Justified – “Riverbrook” – review

Early in this week’s episode of Justified, Raylan gets his badge, guns, car, cowboy hat, and dignity taken from him by the escaped con he’s hunting down.  It’s an interesting moment.  Up until that scene the viewer believes that Givens is damn near incapable…

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