Online Issue 8

  On the book front... Paul D. Brazill talks about Last Year's Man while I weigh in with my quick take on Brazill's latest Anne Frasier is back with The Body Counter and she shares her music soundtrack with us Do you know who Brian Cohn is? If you don't, time to go buy a … Continue reading Online Issue 8

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Exsanguination Blues – Music Monday

I went down a YouTube rabbit hole to see if anything interesting would turn up in the mix of my algorithms and random clicks. Here's what I came up with. "Mama Said" by Cat Clyde. Nice little hypnotic song. Good voice and some interesting phrasing without having too much quirk factor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqXdU1IK2JI Alice Phoebe Lou's … Continue reading Exsanguination Blues – Music Monday

Online Issue 7

Kevin Wignall talks about his new novel, To Die in Vienna, which is going to be a major motion picture starring Jake Gyllenhaal and I weigh in with my review. Chris Roy chats about his short story collection, Her Name Is Mercie, and his journey to publication. Jo Perry has a big author event coming … Continue reading Online Issue 7

Make Me Feel – Music Monday

The spirit of Prince is alive and well and thy name is Janelle Monae. With that said, I don't want to take away from Monae's originality with that comparison but with this video there is a strong Prince vibe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGRzz0oqgUE&feature=share Related: Another artist with a strong Prince vibe, in case you are looking to fill … Continue reading Make Me Feel – Music Monday

We should all read more international and translated crime fiction

I'm just going to throw this out there into the world. Might be a good discussion starter, maybe the idea can take root. Crime fiction, as most of us read it, is primarily considered through a North American/European lens. (Or, even more narrowly, a US/European lens). Other countries have rich crime fiction traditions of their … Continue reading We should all read more international and translated crime fiction

Online Issue 5

What is Furry Noir? You know you have to click now to find out. Bill Kieffer talks about Mount TBR, what you'll find there and bookcrossing. Is My Colorblind Rainbow one of the best book titles ever? Chanel Hardy talks about her inspirational YA story. Which protagonist is cranking up Ruth Etting, Billie Holiday and … Continue reading Online Issue 5