Tattoo Tuesday with Rob Hart – interview

Tattoo Tuesday is a new interview series (hopefully!) where we talk to authors about their tattoos. Brian Lindenmuth: What was the first tattoo you ever got and why did you decide to get it? Rob Hart: A celtic knot on my right shoulder, which morphs into a dragon in the middle. I drew it myself. … Continue reading Tattoo Tuesday with Rob Hart – interview

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Tattoo Tuesday with Chris Holm – interview

Brian Lindenmuth: What was the first tattoo you ever got and why did you decide to get it? Chris Holm: My first tattoo was a Celtic circle on the inside of my right leg, a little ways above the ankle. Back in ’97, this was. I was nineteen. At the time, I would have told … Continue reading Tattoo Tuesday with Chris Holm – interview

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

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