What Happens in Reno, by Mike Monson

Crime-on-crime review series #5: What Happens In Reno, by Mike Monson

Oh good god. Oh my my. That Mike Monson is one sick puppy. I mean that in the best possible way. I’ve had the privilege to read several of Mike Monson’s books, including his novella The Scent of New Death,...

/ November 9, 2015
Will Viharo Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me

Crime-on-crime review series #4: Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me, by Will Viharo

Will Viharo’s cult classic Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me found its way back into print last year after nearly two decades off the shelf. According to legend, actor Christian Slater took interest in the novel’s protagonist, Vic Valentine, after discovering...

/ November 7, 2015
Knuckleball by Tom Pitts

Crime-on-crime review series #3: Kunckleball, by Tom Pitts

I suspect I’m not the only crime fiction reader and writer who absolutely loves the novella trend in the crime fiction indy-publishing world. Fast and sharp, a good novella takes a natural pace that makes it hard to put down....

/ November 6, 2015
Sam Wiebe Last of the Independents

Crime-on-crime review series #2: Last of the Independents, by Sam Wiebe

Sam Wiebe’s Last of the Independents has been characterized as “Vancouver noir.” And with good reason.  In many ways a typical hardboiled detective story, Last of the Independents also has its own unique style and approach. Last of the Independents is...

/ November 5, 2015
Lamentation, by Joe Clifford

Crime-on-crime review series #1: Lamentation, by Joe Clifford

As a writer, it goes without saying that I read A TON. I recently read Joe Clifford’s new novel, Lamentation, which happens to be on the ballot for an Anthony Award at this year’s Bouchercon. I didn’t get twenty pages into...

/ November 4, 2015

Amazon Books: Amazon’s first foray into brick-and-mortar bookselling

  Amazon opened a first-of-its-kind brick-and-mortar bookstore today, Tuesday, November 3rd. Given the past diametric opposition between Amazon and physical bookstores, the move marked a distinct shift in Amazon’s approach to selling books. A new innovation in an established model?...

/ November 3, 2015