Monthly Archives: January 2016

FICTION: The Lindell AC is Gone by Dana King

January 25, 2016
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Jason Pelekoudas tried to explain to Pete the Polack how it worked. “See, it was a hundred and eight months and you can get parole in a third. But, they count every day you don’t fuck up as two—good time, they call it—so I come up for review in a year and a half.”...

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FICTION: The Amazing Antoinette By J. J. Sinisi

January 15, 2016
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For a brief moment, the dead flowers sprouting from Tabitha’s white vase swayed in a placid rhythm, circling with each thump, an accord so succinct it was as though the bookshelf below it had disappeared and the banging and yelling making everything spin had also vanished, both replaced by a wonderfully harmonious pendulum. But...

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Read & Appreciated in 2015: Brian Lindenmuth

January 8, 2016
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This year, for the first time in many years, I read what I wanted to. When the Spinetingler Awards were still active I focused on current mystery/crime fiction releases (with an eye towards the smaller label stuff) at the exclusion of other books I enjoy. As I decide the future of the awards (have...

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Saints of New York by R.J. Ellory — review

January 7, 2016
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This lengthy novel could easily have been split into two or three books: a police procedural, a psychological study of a troubled man, or even a look into the lives of a troubled family or two. Instead, it wraps up all three themes in a single volume with Frank Parrish, a gifted but undisciplined...

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Read & Appreciated in 2015: Craig McNeely

January 7, 2016
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by Craig McNeely Read & Appreciated in 2015 While I’m a voracious reader, I certainly don’t claim to have read every good book this year. I look forward to all of the other 2015 releases that I’ll end up discovering in 2016 and beyond. That said, here are some things I really loved the...

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Read & Appreciated in 2015: Gabino Iglesias

January 6, 2016
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by Gabino Iglesias Best Crime Reads of 2015: I didn’t get to read as much crime as I wanted in 2015, but the quality of the stuff I read made up for it. Here are, in no particular order, the best books I read last year: 10. Buffalo Noir, edited by Ed Park and...

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Read & Appreciated in 2015: Chris Irvin

January 5, 2016
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by Chris Irvin My favorite books of 2015 Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich: A southern family crime saga smartly packed into 300 pages. Possibly my book of the year, I love it not only for the story, but for its wonderful structure that creates a historical depth of a text twice its size. The...

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Read & Appreciated in 2015: Peter Rozovsky

January 5, 2016
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by Peter Rozovsky My best-of-2015 includes fiction and non-fiction, domestic and imported, and one novel published in 2014, but the writer was new to me, so he still makes the cut: Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940a and ’50s, edited by Sarah Weinman, was probably the year’s big event in crime...

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Read & Appreciated in 2015: Sean Ferguson

January 4, 2016
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by Sean Ferguson 2015 In Review In No Particular Order The New and Improved Romie Futch by Julia Elliott The Center for Cybernetic Neuroscience in Atlanta has the magic touch. After some implants and procedures they are able to make you smarter and more skilled. The loveable Romie Futch, uses this opportunity to try...

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