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Book Review: ‘Easy Prey’ by Douglas Watkinson

Easy Prey

A recently retired copper with anger management issues proves a great new detective creation. Read More »

Book Review: Little Elvises (Junior Bender #2) by Timothy Hallinan

Biting humor marks Hallinan's hardboiled caper of “the crook’s cop” taking a case to keep himself from being framed. Or that's the way it started... Read More »

Book Review: Ghost Money by Andrew Nette

A gritty crime noir novel set in 1990s Cambodia, Ghost Money intrigues with its mix of criminal enterprise and historical context. Read More »

Book Review: The Song is You by Megan Abbott

Emulating hardboiled lingo to a T, Megan Abbott traces the strange circumstances surrounding actress and B-girl Jean Spangler, who disappeared from Los Angeles in 1949. Read More »

Book Review: The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain

Brutal and seductive noir fiction. Read More »

Book Review: The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter

A brilliant debut novel in the noir/hardboiled genre that will shake new life into it. Read More »

Book Review: White Heat (P.I. Duke Rogers Series, Book 1) by Paul D. Marks

The 1992 Rodney King riots plays out from flashpoint to fiery embers as P.I. “Duke” Rogers pursues a case and “Atonement for being a lousy detective." Read More »

Book Review: False Negative by Joseph Koenig

The veteran crime writer returns to the genre after a two decade absence. Read More »

Short Story Review: “Malibu Waltz” by Grant O’Neill (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2012)

Chandleresque short crime fiction at its finest. Read More »

Book Review: Five Noir Novels of the 1940s and ’50s by David Goodis, Robert Polito (Editor)

Five Noir Novels of the 1940s and ’50s celebrates the full scope of Goodis' jazzy, expressionist style of noir at its best. Read More »