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Crime novel opens with murder in Des Moines

About my new crime novel, almost ready for prime time…

Detective Sgt. Edward “Red” Shaw had seen a lot of nasty business in his three decades with Des Moines PD, but the grisly slashing of an old man who was just trying to find his cat one night was among the nastiest.

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Derby (Prologue)


There are pros and cons to everything in life, really.  They’re there in other lives as well.

The light dusting of snow on that dark December morning reminded her of life.  5,256 more words


Writing Quotes

Writing Quotes

Here’s a few wise words on writing,in the quotes below. You’ll know some of them,no doubt,but others may be new to you. Not all are directly about writing,but may provide you with a spark to illuminate things when the way gets dark. 1,119 more words


Chapter 5 – Blackwood Take-away

Chapter Five – Instalment One

Rotating blue and red lights bounced off the high gloss diamond blue duco only to be absorbed by the oxidised flatness of Mark Williams’ unmarked decade old Ford Falcon station wagon.  1,339 more words

Creative Writing

The Long Warm-Up to Heat

Michael Mann’s Heat, one of my favorite films, is The Dissolve‘s Movie of the Week this week. I contributed this essay about the sprawling crime picture’s many progenitors, including the short-lived-but-great late-80s TV series… 417 more words


The Conspiracy


Eyes transfixed over the motionless fan above my head, as I cushion myself with the pillows on the bed. Roof was painted all white with no speckle of dust, may be it was recently refurnished, I thought to myself. 849 more words


Mob induced ‘Zarra’s Law’ on DVD January 13th

No one likes a snitch but we all love crime movies right? Here at HMUNCUT we have always been big on crime thrillers. Maybe it’s our sadistic nature but to us crime thrillers and horror go hand and hand. 260 more words

DVD Release