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Friday’s Forgotten Books: HUSH by Anne Frasier

May 6, 2016
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Friday’s Forgotten Books: HUSH by Anne Frasier

Ivy Dunlap has a secret. A secret that drove her to study criminology and become the author of a book on profiling serial killers. It’s also the reason she’s spent years in a sleepy Canadian town, teaching students but not working with the police on active cases. All of that changes when she receives...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet

January 27, 2012
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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet

Thierry Jonquet was a French crime writer who died in 2009 at the age of of 55. Tarantula was published in French in 1995 under the title Mygale and was translated into English under the same title in 2003 and under the title Tarantula in 2003. Tarantula has three separate plot lines. The first...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Cruddy by Lynda Barry review

September 16, 2011
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On a September night in 1971, a few days after getting busted for dropping acid, a sixteen-year-old curls up in the corner of her ratty bedroom and begins to write. Now the truth can finally be revealed about the mysterious day long ago when the...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Bellman & True by Desmond Lowden

April 29, 2011
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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Bellman & True by Desmond Lowden

Rare Treasures: Bellman & True By David Corbett What is it about the rare and obscure that inspires such devout allegiance? One of my favorite crime films is a relatively little known offering from George Harrison’s HandMade Films titled Bellman & True (1987). The title comes from an old Cumberland song titled “D’ye Ken...

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Friday’s Forgotten to do list

July 23, 2010
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Over the years, at my old blog, BSC and here at Spinetingler, I’ve been an infrequent contributor to Patti Abbott’s long running Friday’s Forgotten Books series. I’ve been trying to do more of these posts this year though still not as much as I’d like. I’ve got a stack of books here that I’ve...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: WAIT UNTIL TWILIGHT by Sang Pak

July 16, 2010
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Friday’s Forgotten Books:  WAIT UNTIL TWILIGHT by Sang Pak

Yesterday, the mailman dropped off 5 packages filled with books. He told me we must have some bookshelf with all the parcels we get. It’s inevitable, with the volume of books arriving at our house on a regular basis, that some will slip through the cracks. This is actually not a book that escaped...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Mall by Eric Bogosian

May 7, 2010
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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Mall by Eric Bogosian

I’ve been a fan or Eric Bogosian’s for just about 20 years I suppose having discovered him sometime in high school. That chance discovery of Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll made an impression and eve gave me a line which I still remember to this day ‘every once in awhile you just have...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: New Noir by John Shirley

April 30, 2010
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Friday’s Forgotten Books: New Noir by John Shirley

The theme for this week’s Friday’s Forgotten Books is “forgotten story collections-single or multiple authors”. New Noir is a small story collection by John Shirley that was published in 1993 by FC2/Black Ice Books with illustrations by Tim Ferret John Shirley is a productive and eclectic writer of dark fiction whose work is considered...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Waste by Eugene Marten

April 23, 2010
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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Waste by Eugene Marten

One of the problems with the new tribalism is that something can get passed around one community and never make its way into other communities that may be interested in it. It almost seems like the word “crossover” has shrunk over the years. There’s this small band of authors, that are grouped together in...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: My Brother’s Gun by Ray Loriga, translated by Kristina Cordero

April 16, 2010
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Friday’s Forgotten Books: My Brother’s Gun by Ray Loriga, translated by Kristina Cordero

My Brother’s Gun is a Spanish language novel by Ray Loriga that came out in 1995 as Caidos del Cielo (La pistola de mi hermano) and was translated into English in 1998. In 1997 Loriga directed the film that was based on the book. It’s a short novel, almost more of a novella, about...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Tapping the Source by Kem Nunn

February 26, 2010
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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Tapping the Source by Kem Nunn

In 1991 a great pulpy action movie was released about an FBI agent named Johnny Utah, played by Keanu Reaves, who goes undercover to stop a seasonal string of bank robberies. It also stars Gary Busey and Turtle from North Shore is in it too. You see crusty old Busey (who is never crazy...

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