Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Black-Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black — review

February 28, 2015
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John Banville, the Irish author here writing under his pen name of Benjamin Black, has written a book certain to give exquisite pleasure to the many fans of Raymond Chandler and his creation, LA private detective Philip Marlowe with a reputation as a “thinking man’s detective.”. The masterful re-imagining is evident from the first...

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Borderline By Lawrence Block — review

February 27, 2015
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“Borderline” introduces its main characters in the first few dozen pages, none of them being very likeable, I hasten to add. There is Marty Granger, a professional gambler; Meg Rector, 26 and only hours past her divorce after four years of marriage and bored; Lily Daniels, 17, from Denver and, more recently, San Francisco;...

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FICTION: Pulse by Shannon Connor Winward

February 25, 2015
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Brian closed the bathroom door, shutting her in darkness. Kara’s eyes flew to the alarm on the night-stand. 11:07. He started the shower running. Took a long, loud piss. She squeezed her eyes shut and began to pray. The shower door rolled open. Shut. Kara threw back the sheet. Water. Running. Run. She put...

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