Month: August 2011

Barry Graham – video interview

Barry Graham is a bit intimidating to sit down with. Maybe it’s the Scottish burr or the fierce intelligence which radiates from him or maybe it’s the long string of hard as nails characters he’s been writing about for the…

Cold Shot to the Heart – review

Professional thief Crissa Stone’s latest heist yielded dick.  After paying her contact, her lawyer, and shooting some cash her cousin’s way in return for taking care of the daughter she gave up years ago, said dick is even smaller.  (I…

Fun and Games by Duane Swierczynski – review

When I pick up a Duane Swierczynski novel I expect certain things.  Humor, an insane pace, a high body count, and an inventive spin on classic genre tropes.  With novels like The Wheelman, The Blonde and Severance Package, Swierczynski has…

Every Shallow Cut by Tom Piccirilli – review

An unnamed mid-list author is pawning off his mother’s art prints and his father’s coin collection before heading out of Denver to go live with his brother in New York.  He’s lost his wife to another man and his house…

Already Gone by John Rector – review

John Rector is a game changer I know that’s a bold statement, but look at the Nebraska author’s history. He was one of the first novelists to start selling his first novel, the Grove, through the then begrudging Kindle market.…

Breaking Bad – “Open House” – review

Walt and Jesse are getting out of their work clothes, knocking off for the day. Jesse asks Walt if he’d like to go go-kart racing with him.  Walt gives him a look and asks “if there’s anything we need to…

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