The Colorado Kid – the review

On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead.  There's no identification on the body.  Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues, and it's more than a year before the man is identified. With The Colorado Kid we … Continue reading The Colorado Kid – the review

Jack Wakes Up – the Review

He turns and, peering around the desk, sees Maxine holding the Columbian's Uzis, one in each hand. Meet Jack Palms, ex-movie star, former junkie and three years sober. Relocated to San Francisco from Los Angeles, and working hard to put the mistakes of his past behind me, Jack meets with his former Hollywood buddy, Ralph … Continue reading Jack Wakes Up – the Review

The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death

  Brutal. Ugly. Bloody. Visceral. This is the world the works of Charlie Huston reside in. In his latest novel, The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death, Huston once again takes us on a ride into the dirty underside of life.  Its the side we all know is there, but few of us … Continue reading The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death

“A Touch of Death” – the review

  It began as a burglary...AND ENDED AS A NIGHTMARE! This is the third Hard Case Crime book from my Big Lots score a few months back.  It is also my favorite so far. It is a simple idea, exercised perfectly from beginning to end. Seeing print for the first time in over 40 years, … Continue reading “A Touch of Death” – the review

Every Last Drop

  This gun.  I love this gun.  There are so many wonderful things I can do with this gun.  So many people I can kill. People usually laugh when I tell them that I keep my Amazon recommendation list up to date. I don't know why that is, but they do.  Like any good database, … Continue reading Every Last Drop

Now with Extra Pulp

Earlier this year, I picked up "Slide" because I had previously read "Lights Out" by Jason Starr and really enjoyed it.  The co-author Ken Bruen keeps showing up on my recommendation list so this seemed right up my alley. Its a tale of violence, sex, and double crosses.  Everything good noir should be. I'd been … Continue reading Now with Extra Pulp