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The Last Kind Words by Tom Piccirilli – review

July 25, 2012
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The Last Kind Words by Tom Piccirilli – review

Tom Piccirilli’s The Last Kind Words starts with pro thief Terrier Rand returning to Long Island after five years living off the grid out west.  He originally ditched after his girlfriend’s miscarriage and his brother’s incarceration for a killing spree that left eight dead, but now his brother has called him home to ask for...

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Every Shallow Cut by Tom Piccirilli – review

August 18, 2011
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Every Shallow Cut by Tom Piccirilli – review

An unnamed mid-list author is pawning off his mother’s art prints and his father’s coin collection before heading out of Denver to go live with his brother in New York.  He’s lost his wife to another man and his house to the tough economy.  Now he’s about to lose the last mementos he has...

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Every Shallow Cut by Tom Piccirilli – review

July 26, 2011
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Every Shallow Cut by Tom Piccirilli – review

An Open Letter to Tom Piccirilli: Dear Tom- I just finished Every Shallow Cut a couple days ago and have got to say: Goddammit, man. After reading that, I think I’m hanging up my spurs. Or Moleskine, as it were. I can’t beat it, or really even come close. Please keep in mind that...

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Interview With Tom Piccirilli about E-publishing Nightjack

February 2, 2011
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Interview With Tom Piccirilli about E-publishing Nightjack

This is the third in a series of interviews with authors about their experiences dipping their toes into the epublishing pool. Tom Piccirilli is the author of the e-book Nightjack Spinetingler: When did you write Nightjack? Tom Piccirilli: As near as I can remember it was somewhere between Headstone City and The Midnight Road....

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Introduction: Interviews With E-publishing Authors

January 31, 2011
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Every day more and more authors are experimenting with e-publishing their works. Either through Kindle or other sites like Smashwords; either on their own or through a publisher; either publishing their back catalog or all new and original works. Some sites make self-publishing seem like Amway or one of those find your fortune, wealth...

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The Fireball Award for best opening line of 2010

January 7, 2011
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Perhaps moreso then other genres we in the mystery and crime fiction community love our opening lines. It doesn’t take much to start an argument or to get us trading our favorites like baseball cards. Hell, we like our opening lines so much that we actually have a canon. It’s a small one sure,...

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The Caretaker of Lorne Field by Dave Zeltserman – review

December 6, 2010
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The Caretaker of Lorne Field by Dave Zeltserman – review

Review by Tom Piccirilli Jack Durkin is the ninth generation caretaker of Lorne Field, a clan contracted for over three centuries to weed the land of bloodthirsty Aukowies, evil sentient plants that could destroy the world if left to grow uncontrolled. As a firstborn son Jack has spent the last thirty years waging a...

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Hideous Babies and the Loom of My Muse by Tom Piccirilli

October 24, 2010
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Hideous Babies and the Loom of My Muse by Tom Piccirilli

by Tom Piccirilli So how does someone come to write a horror-dark-fantasy-crime novel about a group of four people with multiple personality disorder who wind up together in a mental institution where a murder may or may not...

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Quote for the Day

August 19, 2010
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I used to write dark fantasy before I switched over to crime. Horror fiction, I tell them, is mostly a young person’s game. Where you get to dream up the monsters that are waiting ahead of you, around the next corner. Crime, on the other hand, is an older soul’s game. It’s about the...

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The novellas of Tom Piccirilli

July 12, 2010
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The novellas of Tom Piccirilli

I love novellas. I just do. They are like the perfect form. They allow for more depth than the short story but require more discipline then the novel because there isn’t the room to sprawl. The best practitioners of the form can really wallop you with a story when given the chance. I say...

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Examination of a character type: The Driver

May 26, 2010
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This is just a thinking out loud piece rather then a full on analysis. I wanted to take a look at the history of and riff on a recurring character type, The Driver. I have two...

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Quote for the Day

March 10, 2010
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“Writing from deep in the blood and bone is the best kind of fiction, so far as I’m concerned, even if I have to pay the price. Drama is conflict. Conflict is, to whatever end or purpose, naturally dark and painful, otherwise it wouldn’t be dramatic. All of art is about love or the...

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