Online Issue 9

While the #SecondCivilWar tweets remind of us what can be great about social media, many are feeling less than excited about the Fourth of July this year.  For those people, Oprah is broadcasting from the north with a message of hope. https://youtu.be/PdKca_2ZBC4   Life on the Inside: Roy Harper Talks About the Origins of SHANK … Continue reading Online Issue 9

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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

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

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