Month: January 2012

Wee Rockets by Gerard Brennan – review

Fourteen-year-old Joe Phillips is leaving the Wee Rockets. It was a fun gig for a while, him and his mates beating old pensioners for their purse or wallet then splitting the take on cider, pot (or as they confusingly call…

Enter, Night by Michael Rowe – review

Toronto’s ChiZine Publishing is known for their strange, dark, and industrial type thrillers—novels considered too disturbing for mainstream publishers—and it’s clear to see from their burgeoning success, that they make there own rules in the publishing world. Run by husband…

Flash Fiction: Grind by Chad Haskins

Carmen Colangelo never made a promise he didn’t keep, especially a threat, which is why Gavin is fucked. “So what’s your New Year’s resolution?” asks Gavin’s fiancé Jennifer, in the hotel ballroom. “To wake up tomorrow,” he wants to say.…

Empire State by Adam Christopher – review

Empire State is a complex, twisting, genre-mixing novel that combines aspects of noir, speculative fiction and hardboiled detective stories into a satisfying mélange. At the heart of the story is a detective, Rad Bradley, who is looking for a woman…

Rogue’s Gallery: The definitive Noir Director?

ROGUE’S GALLERY – Where three dedicated Noirheads discuss, argue and bat around topics on all things Film Noir. With Jake Hinkson, Cullen Gallagher and Eric Beetner. ERIC: I’m very curious to see if this will even get any argument from…

Justified – “Cut Ties” – review

The throwaway story dominated a whole lot more than the serialized elements this week, but what was there was pretty choice.  Hell, I even really liked the disposable plot this week quite a bit, would’ve liked to have seen more…

Blood Simple – review

I already know what you’ve thought when you saw the title of this review. “Why bother reviewing a classic? If it’s that good, its quality and its reputation should speak for itself loud enough.” Well, a classic movie is not…

We Own the Night – review

The crime drama is a dying art in the Hollywood landscape. Gone are the days where Francis Ford Coppola and Brian De Palma freaked everybody out with lengthy and every bit delightful crime epics. I’m at loss to find the…

Mercury Tilt by Adrian McKinty

Mercury Tilt by Adrian McKinty My new crime novel, The Cold Cold Ground is set in Northern Ireland in 1981 during the most famous of the IRA hunger strikes. This was the heart of the “Troubles” when bombings were frequent…

Buried Prey by John Sandford – review

Discovery of the bodies of two young girls, murdered 25 years earlier, sets the stage for a look at the popular protagonist, Lucas Davenport, both as a rookie patrolman and later as the seasoned investigator of the Bureau of Criminal…

Trick of the Dark by Val McDermid – review

As the book opens, Dr. Charlotte [“Charlie”] Flint finds her professional life as a forensic psychiatrist in tatters, her reputation destroyed, and awaiting a hearing by the General Medical Council to decide whether or not she can be reinstated as…

The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina – review

Each of the first three chapters of this newest novel by Denise Mina, author of the Garnethill trilogy among other wonderful books, introduces the reader to three women, each of them strong and independent, and each tested by events which…

On the Line by S. J. Rozan – review

What, exactly is “on the line” in this newest novel from S. J. Rozan is nothing more nor less than the life of Lydia Chin. For the uninitiated, Lydia, a young ABC [American-Born Chinese, and described as ‘Chinatown’s only PI,…

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