Monthly Archives: November 2012

Flash Fiction: It’s All Peanuts by Emma Deanston

November 30, 2012
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From an email folder labeled „Personal Chef Business“, subfolder „Clients (former)“, on the computer of Laura Schneider. *** From: Saskia Gerhart Received: January 9th, 2012 Subject: Hired   Laura, I wish your food was more original, but this could work. Paul had three slices of the pot roast and took the leftovers to the...

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Contemporary Dark Fiction: Broadening Your Appeal by Richard Thomas

November 19, 2012
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Contemporary Dark Fiction: Broadening Your Appeal by Richard Thomas

If you are writing fiction these days, you are most certainly always looking for new markets to publish your writing. And if you write horror stories, you may have a pretty good idea of what’s out there for you. Likewise, if you are a crime writer, you probably have a list in your head,...

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Flash Fiction: Arranger By Christopher E. Long

November 16, 2012
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The two men walking into the house wear white protective suits and rubber boots. The house is dark and hollow, like a dead tree decomposing from the inside out. They are met with an overpowering smell of decay and rot that hangs in the air like a thick cloud of dust. “What’s that smell?”...

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A Very Simple Crime by Grant Jerkins – review

November 14, 2012
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A Very Simple Crime by Grant Jerkins – review

I recently did up The Ninth Step by Grant Jerkins and thought it was a ridiculously assured piece of character-driven crime fiction, exactly the type of shit I like to read.  Though I like to keep it current (that TBR pile won’t read itself!), I decided to go back and check out his debut...

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Live By Night by Dennis Lehane – review

November 9, 2012
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Live By Night by Dennis Lehane – review

Dennis Lehane’s 2008 novel The Given Day was a bold move forward for the author of Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River, a big fat romantic American epic about the Boston Police Strike of 1919.  With his latest book in the Coughlin family saga, Live By Night, Lehane tackles the heady days of Prohibition, this...

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Flash Fiction: Me and You and the Loup-Garou by Duncan Jones

November 2, 2012
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It’s cold outside. The east wind is snuffling around the door. It whines and pants, smelling the warmth within. It lays its bulk against the house; the door creaks, but doesn’t give. The wind moans its disappointment, and scrabbles at the windowpanes. “It’s just me, and you, and the loup-garou,” she says, and I...

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