Monthly Archives: July 2014

Hop Alley by Scott Phillips – review

July 25, 2014
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Hop Alley by Scott Phillips – review

Scott Phillips returns to the saga of the Ogden family with Hop Alley, a novel that covers some of the time glossed over in his excellent “Mid-Western” Cottonwood.  It’s the late 1870’s and Bill Ogden, living as “Bill Sadlaw” ever since a killing he did back in Cottonwood, is living in Denver and running a...

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FICTION: Short Change Heroes (Part Two) by Terrence P. McCauley

July 14, 2014
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In Part One, spy James Hicks recruited an old co-worker, Michael Rivas, for a contract job in La Antigua, Guatemala. CHAPTER 4 Michael Rivas’ device buzzed as soon as he left the club, signaling that the target package Hicks had promised had been downloaded. It had been a long time since he’d gotten anything...

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The PITCH, the PUBLISHER and the CASH

July 12, 2014
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by Anonymous-9 Spinetingler: So you smoked a bowl of ice, got higher than a hipster in Colorado, and SOLD all the rights to your characters and storyline from DREAMING DEEP to Uncanny Books? Anonymous-9: It wasn’t like that. I was stone-cold sober. Honest. Let me get this straight. You wrote a short story called...

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Cry Father by Benjamin Whitmer – review

July 9, 2014
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Cry Father by Benjamin Whitmer – review

Patterson Wells has been carrying his dead son in his heart for years and the load hasn’t gotten any lighter. He travels most of the year from one disaster area to the next clearing trees and observing human misery, but now it’s time for him to return to his cabin in the San Luis...

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FICTION: Short Change Heroes by Terrence P. McCauley

July 7, 2014
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CHAPTER 1 La Terminal, Guatemala City Present Day   The guardian who called himself Jose spotted the boy walking into the market. Jose was paid to spot thieves. He was paid even more to kill them. He watched the young man push his way through the jostling crowd of shoppers and sellers; every one...

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The Scent of New Death by Mike Monson – review

July 2, 2014
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Fast, nasty, kinky, violent pulp. Too many authors try to deliver it unsuccessfully. Crafting something that deserves to be called all those things is no easy task, so when I find a novel or novella that has all of it, I’m really happy for a few hours. In The Scent of New Death, speed,...

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