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Retro review--Sinner Man, Lawrence Block's lost, first crime novel

When Elmore Leonard said that Laurence Block grabs the reader and never lets go, he showed he had Block figured out.  Apparently that applies back to Block’s first crime novel, just released for the first time under Block’s name after more than 50 years.  563 more words

Comics & Books

Raw Deal

This is a low grade 1948 crime noir film starring a few actors I have never heard of, except Raymond Burr.

The story was about a criminal who busts out of prison with the help of his girl. 186 more words


David Swinson: The Second Girl

Crime & fault

Function & abuse

A functional cocaine addict, Frank Marr was once a Washington, DC narcotics detective able to keep his secret for years. 189 more words

Murder In Common

Murder on Santa Claus Lane

Murder on Santa Claus Lane

by William G Bogart

G-Men Detective, January 1943
by William G. Bogart

With a Blackout in Hollywood, Rookie Patrol Car Cop Johnny Regan Does Some X-Ray Work to See Through Crime!

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Flying Too High

Flying Too High

by Kerry Greenwood

Phryne Fisher has her hands full in this, her second adventure. And just when we think she’s merely a brilliant, daring, sexy woman, Phyrne demonstrates other skills, including flying an airplane and doing her own stunts!

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"Head Games", the graphic novel: official preview

At long last, readers can discover an eight-page sample from Craig McDonald’s forthcoming graphic novel “Head Games”, adapted from his Edgar- and Anthony-shortlisted novel (written by Craig himself and illustrated by Kevin Singles). 35 more words


Wordsworth v Chandler (reposted)

It rained on my Chrysler all day long

as I sat high up in the Hollywood Hills,

peering through my binoculars

past a soggy clump of daffodils; 299 more words