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Banned Books: Noir Fiction

In August, the Banned Bookclub I attend had previously selected “San Diego Noir” for its San Diego themed book of the year. It has 15 short stories of noir fiction. 303 more words

Book Club

The Big Wait

I watch the kid, Dwight Peacock. He hands over the capsules to some lowlife in a jean jacket. Like every single night at this time for the past two weeks, the money changes hands. 5,819 more words

Crime Fiction

Freshly Baked Books: House Reckoning by Mike Lawson

Mike Lawson’s latest Joe DeMarco thriller opens with a Mafia guy saying to his boss, “We got a problem.”

And indeed they do. The problem is Gino DeMarco, Joe’s father, who is a hit man for the mob. 492 more words

Book Reviews

Crying for a Nickel

“If Weegee had set aside his camera in favour of a beat-up old Underwood, this is pretty much what the result would have been like – raw and up close, but off-centre just the same, the threat of violence exploding from the shadows.”

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Writers & Writing

On the Bookshelf: Invisible Streets by Toby Ball

Invisible Streets

by Toby Ball

I have been a fan of Toby Ball’s City since I picked up the first novel The Vaults on a whim at the library just because I liked the look of the cover. 341 more words


Review: Lauren Beukes - "The Shining Girls"

On Monday, I was sitting outside of Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg when I closed the back cover of The Shining Girls and exhaled with the kind of satisfaction and relief only experienced when a derailed train comes to a grinding halt and all the saucer-eyed passengers realise they’re alright. 328 more words


Cole reblogged this on words~pictures~music and commented:

I read and reviewed Lauren Beukes' "The Shining Girls" on my book review blog, but it's stuck with me all week, so I'm reblogging here. READ THIS BOOK - it's awesome. I'm starting "Broken Monsters" soon and will have an update about that one too. Watch this space!

Flowers for Lobelia: Chapter Three – Scene 4

 Deep down Louisiana close to New Orleans,
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens…
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood,

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Crime Fiction