Month: June 2010

Infamous by Ace Atkins – Review

Some pretty fucking swell authors have taken a swing at the Depression-era gangster novel over the years, and many of those projects have turned out no-shit aces.  Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana teamed up for the first time with Pretty Boy Floyd, Elmore…

Dennis Tafoya – Interview

Recently, New Jersey’s favorite beach bum, Kieran Shea, sat down with Spinetingler favorite Dennis Tafoya to talk up Tafoya’s latest novel, The Wolves of Fairmount Park and the Pennsylvanian author’s upcoming projects. Here’s what Shea’s got to say: Last year,…

Video Interview–Stephen Jay Schwartz

by Eric Beetner Spinetingler’s man in the city of Angels, Eric Beetner,  is at it again with another video interview. Here’s what Beetner has to say: Recently I got to sit down with author Stephen Jay Schwartz not long after…

Big Machine by Victor LaValle – quick take

After reading the first section of Big Machine I wondered if it was going to be something like the literary equivalent of The Drop Squad but it turns out that it’s closer to something like Edward Whitemores Nile Shadows. Specifically…

The Show That Smells by Derek McCormack – quick take

In the annals of weird fiction there is weird then there is McCormack. Think of everything you know about vampires for example and toss em right out the window. Because a Derek McCormack novel is the equivalent of snorting some…

Karen E. Olson Goes Amateur

I never thought I’d write an amateur sleuth mystery. I didn’t read amateur sleuth mysteries, and I wasn’t particularly interested in any mystery that had a hobby as a theme. It seemed too easy, perhaps. And then my editor asked…

Fragment by Warren Fahy – quick take

I read Fragment in hardback and now that it is coming out in paperback I feel very comfortable recommending it. Fragment by Warren Fahy is a very cool Crichton-esque monsters-on-a-previously-unknown-island book. When reading, it feels comfortably like other books you…

Brothers of the Road: Jim Tully and Charles Willeford

When I was in my early-teens I read a magazine article that briefly mentioned a book. In those couple of lines something was revealed to me though then I wouldn’t have been able to express what. The book was On…

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