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

Pondering the Watchmen

Waiting for a flash of enlightenment in all this blood and thunder. - From Rorshach's journal It's Watchmen eve.  Can you feel the excitement? I feel something, but I'm not sure it's excitement.  Trepidation?  Perhaps.  Annoyance?  Very likely. Why? I'm sick of they hyperbole that's why.  People are getting far too worked up over this … Continue reading Pondering the Watchmen

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

“Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” – the review

  Thunderbolt and Lightfoot...they teamed up to rob a bank.  One did it to prove he still had the professional touch.  The other to find out if he was a man.   Last month at Wizard World Dallas, in a box under a table at the back of the hall, I found this book for … Continue reading “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” – the review