Review: Honky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. Lansdale

February 27, 2017
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This Hap and Leonard novel opens thusly: “I don’t think we ask for trouble, me and Leonard. It just finds us. It often starts casually, and then something comes loose and starts to rattle, like an unscrewed bolt on a carnival ride. No big thing at first, just a loose, rattling bolt, then the...

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Karen Pullen’s Cold Heart

February 19, 2017
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Karen Pullen spends several days each week cooking breakfast and cleaning rooms for strangers! That’s because she owns a bed & breakfast! She took time out from her guests to answer a few questions about her latest work, Cold Heart. Sandra: What’s your new book/work in progress about? What inspired you to write it?...

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FICTION: Employee Compensation by Andrew Riconda

February 16, 2017
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My boss, Chet Overhill, and I had hated each other for quite some time — this became abundantly clear during performance review earlier this year — so, he probably surmised I was the least reliable of his sycophants to have witnessed him killing a hooker at this year’s Lead Simply motivational conference. The room...

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FICTION: Neither Created nor Destroyed by Kevin Z. Garvey

January 31, 2017
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Kozak stares at his subject. “Look at me,” he says. “Look into my eyes.” His subject looks into his eyes. “Your eyes are heavy, yes?” “My eyes are heavy.” The subject is old. Her voice is weak. “You want to sleep, don’t you. Your eyes are heavy and they want to close. But you...

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Author in the Hot Seat: James Oswald

January 14, 2017
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Author in the Hot Seat: James Oswald

If you don’t know who James Oswald is, where have you been? As well as writing a bestselling crime fiction series, James runs a 350 acre livestock farm, raising Highland cattle and New Zealand Romney sheep. He’s also been immortalized on late night TV by appearing on the Craig Ferguson Show. His latest Inspector McLean...

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FICTION: Mrs. Hamilton by Frank Byrns

January 8, 2017
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“So let me just cut the bullshit and get right to the reason I called – how you set for work these days?” “You know me, Al – I’m always working, but I could always use some more.” “That’s what I was hoping to hear. You got some time to come on down here...

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