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Neighbourhood watch: Crime writing, from around the block or around the world, is almost always local

When David Simon was recruiting a writing room for his HBO crime drama The Wire, he was looking for neighbourhood writers. Not necessarily natives of the show’s Baltimore setting, but writers who understood that people, customs, and hangouts define a city, and that the setting of a piece of crime fiction, whether televised or on the page, is as crucial to the story as cops and criminals themselves. 674 more words


Crimewave: Dietrich Kalteis' The Deadbeat Club paints Vancouver in Elmore Leonard's voice

The Deadbeat Club, by Dietrich Kalteis (ECW Press, 312 pp., $14.95) is the Vancouver crime novel that I’ve always been hoping someone would write, an Elmore Leonard inflected, witty plunge into the vernacular and particular shape of drug crime and culture in the area. 233 more words


Crimewave: Don Easton's Art & Murder thrills in the though-guy pulp tradition

Don Easton’s series of Jack Taggart mysteries hearken back to an era of lurid tough guy novels that I, for one, quite miss. I use lurid as a compliment here—the violence in the latest Taggart book pops sensationally and the plot rips along to deliver a lot of it, without skimming too lightly over character or motivation. 226 more words



She grappled with him,
hooked him, fed him a line.
He sank to his knees, cap in hand.
She reached into her bag.
It only took one shot. 37 more words


Healthy Coasting

Health is an experimental band out of Los Angles, California. They released their 3rd LP this August, six years, after their second release. All those years of silence made you wonder, Where was Health? 296 more words

HEALTH - Death Magic

Perhaps the song that catapulted HEALTH into is “Crimewave”. Something that might pop out about this song is the noise, the jarring guitars and absolutely forceful drums. 623 more words


Chief Andy’s truckload of BS or “One Eureka”

Chief Mill’s EPD blog just keeps getting more over the top and crazier every week. Not too long ago, he tried making the case, that teachers and doctors, should wear body cameras, along with cops (even though EPD doesn’t have body cams on all their officers!). 766 more words

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