Monthly Archives: March 2014

FICTION: Sea of Razorblades by Robert Acosta

March 30, 2014
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“Isn’t it beautiful?” Clara asked. The full moon shimmered in her eyes as she looked out over the dark water. On the top deck at two in the morning, they had the ocean to themselves. “It is,” was all Sam could come up with. The rough pitch and yaw of the cruise liner made...

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Dust Devils by Roger Smith – review

March 25, 2014
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Dust Devils by Roger Smith – review

Goddamn do I ever love Roger Smith. I finally got around to his Dust Devils, using the book being recently picked up by the wonderful New Pulp Press as my excuse for covering it, and I hate myself even more for sleeping on it the last three years.  This is Smith at his most...

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Mystery Writers Take On KGB

March 20, 2014
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Mystery Writers Take On KGB

By Hector Poole, Spinetingler Correspondent — The New York chapter of the Mystery Writers of America took over the KGB Bar in New York City March 18 to celebrate mystery and crime. Your man Hector was there. The event featured Scott Adlerberg (Spiders and Flies), Kimberly McCreight (Reconstructing Amelia, currently nominated for an Edgar®...

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After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman – review

March 13, 2014
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After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman – review

Laura Lippman is known for her wonderful series featuring p.i. Tess Monaghan, among other terrific books. So I started this book believing it to be a murder mystery, especially as it begins with the discovery of a dead body. But then it appeared that I was wrong, that it was instead a very interesting...

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FICTION: Inexplicably by B.R. Stateham

March 9, 2014
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FICTION: Inexplicably by B.R. Stateham

Henry Mancini’s Spook drifted across the semi-dark dance floor. Mancini. Smooth jazz with a touch of noir lurking deep between the longing chords of the pianos and saxophones. The perfect music for someone to die suddenly. Inexplicably. On the black tile dance floor the city’s finest danced in furs, diamonds and black tuxedos. On...

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