Monthly Archives: October 2010

This week’s books

October 30, 2010
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This week’s books

Here’s what we received this week at Spinetingler HQ. Do you plan on reading any of them? I want to read Outsourced but I’ll probably wait until closer to the publication date to do so. Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In...

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The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow – Review

October 30, 2010
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The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow – Review

In the opening chapters of Don Winslow’s The Winter of Frankie Machine we get a carefully detailed description of a day in the life of Frank Machianno, a San Diego surfer and small business owner of retirement age who clearly ain’t about to retire any time soon.  He opens his bait shop on the pier,...

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Blitz – trailer

October 30, 2010
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It’s a Ken Bruen two-fer. After yesterday’s trailer for London Boulevard today we’ve got the trailer for Blitz. Check it out after the jump. 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...

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The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow – Review

October 29, 2010
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The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow – Review

A few months back when I reviewed Don Winslow’s Savages, easily one of the most exciting books to drop all year, I mentioned that I’ve been asleep when it comes to Don Winslow’s shit, that until Savages I hadn’t read one of his books since The Death and Life of Bobby Z  back when...

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London Boulevard trailer

October 29, 2010
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London Boulevard stars Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Jamie Campbell Bower, Anna Friel, Ray Winstone, David Thewlis and Eddie Marsan. It’s directed by William Monahan. Check out the trailer for London Boulevard, based on the novel of the same name by Ken Bruen, after the jump. Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine...

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Calibre & Vixen by Ken Bruen – review

October 29, 2010
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I originally reviewed Calibre & Vixen by Ken Bruen on January 30th, 2007. In both Vixen and Calibre Bruen chooses to follow one main case much as he did in Blitz. Vixen is the sometimes moniker of a femme fatale bomber who wants money from the city in order to stop the indiscriminate killings...

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Russel D. McLean – interview

October 29, 2010
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Russel D. McLean – interview

Normally I’m not much into reading P.I. novels. Most of them have such a well worn, been there done that feel to them that the minute I read a novels jacket at the bookstore and see the protagonist is a P.I., the book almost immediately goes back on the shelf without even bothering to...

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Book title story

October 29, 2010
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Book title story

I took this one yesterday and tried to make it about a boxer after his final fight, which was one fight to many. You can decide if it’s successful or not. Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his...

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Empty Ever After By Reed Farrel Coleman – review

October 28, 2010
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Empty Ever After By Reed Farrel Coleman – review

Moe Prager is a complex man, and Empty Ever After, the newest book in the series of which he is the protagonist, is a complex novel. Moe is an ex-cop and currently a p.i., as well as co-owner of four wine shops in and around New York City. He adores his teenage daughter, Sarah,...

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The Devil by Ken Bruen – Review

October 28, 2010
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The Devil by Ken Bruen – Review

God’s favorite whipping boy Jack Taylor is back in The Devil, Ken Bruen’s eighth entry in his Galway private eye series, and you better believe he’s still drinking and drugging his way through his miserable life.  But though his addictions still have him in a half-nelson, Jack’s looking for a change at the beginning of the novel,...

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The Dramatist by Ken Bruen – review

October 28, 2010
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The Dramatist by Ken Bruen – review

Even though those stories were complete in their telling the previous three novels in the Jack Taylor series can in some ways be seen as a three act prologue for the Dramatist. Sub-plots that had been in the making find their completion as old characters come back into Jack’s life. Jack for the first...

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The Wolves of Fairmount Park by Dennis Tafoya – review

October 28, 2010
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The Wolves of Fairmount Park by Dennis Tafoya – review

This mystery novel is more about the characters than the crime involved. It begins with a drive-by shooting in a bad Philadelphia neighborhood in which two teenage boys are hit, one dying, the other in a coma at the ER. As a result any number of people want to find out why the two...

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Book title stories

October 28, 2010
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Book title stories

Here’s a couple from John Kenyon that seem to be more riffs on a theme. 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 Books website....

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The Cleanup by Sean Doolittle – review

October 27, 2010
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The Cleanup by Sean Doolittle – review

Matt Worth became a cop for the right reasons; he’s a good guy and wants to help people. We are introduced to him as he is in the middle of a streak of bad luck. His wife has left him for a Homicide detective. After getting into a fight with the guy he is...

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Gregg Hurwitz interviews Michael Connelly at Bouchercon 2010

October 27, 2010
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Michael Connelly being interviewed by Gregg Hurwitz at Bouchercon 2010 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 Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler...

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Downtown by Ed McBain – review

October 27, 2010
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Downtown by Ed McBain – review

The only McBain novels I’ve read are I’m Canon-For Hire/The Gutter and the Grave, Cop Hater, and The Mugger; the latter two are police procedurals, so I didn’t really know what to expect when I cracked open Downtown. I had never heard anything about it because I assume the 87th precinct novels overshadow just...

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Boardwalk Empire “Family Limitation” – review

October 26, 2010
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Boardwalk Empire “Family Limitation” – review

Review by Mike Dennis Whoa! This show is back. After drifting off into a sort of unreality for a few weeks, the series’ latest episode has put it back on track. The story arc thickened considerably, and the characters are now acting the way you might expect. And can you say “Adult content”? More...

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Art in the Blood: Crime Novelists Discuss Their Craft by Craig McDonald – review

October 26, 2010
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Art in the Blood: Crime Novelists Discuss Their Craft by Craig McDonald – review

I originally reviewed Art in the Blood by Craig McDonald on January 18th 2007 Craig McDonald is widely considered to be the best interviewer in crime fiction. He goes into each interview so well equipped with research and thought provoking questions that he possesses the singular ability to put the interviewee at ease. It’s...

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Ben Kenobi: Private Jedeye

October 26, 2010
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(via) 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 Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.More Posts - Website - Twitter

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Robert Ward, Reed Farrel Coleman, Daniel Woodrell discuss fiction

October 26, 2010
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Authors Robert Ward, Reed Farrel Coleman, and Daniel Woodrell discuss fiction. 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 Books website. He also heads the...

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