Category Archives: Crime

BAD LUCK CITY by Matt Phillips (Book Review)

BAD LUCK CITY by Matt Phillips (Near to the Knuckle) Sim Palmer is the son of a deceased small time criminal who works as a journalist for the local Vegas bi-weekly newspaper. Life is slow. He’s an insomniac, single and … Continue reading

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THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR by Angel Luis Colon (Book Review)

THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR by Angel Luis Colon (Shotgun Honey) THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR is a short novella about a badass crazy criminal who, while on the run, has his pride and joy, a ’59 Plymouth Fury, stolen … Continue reading

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IMPERIAL VALLEY by Johnny Shaw (Book Review)

IMPERIAL VALLEY by Johnny Shaw (Thomas & Mercer) Third instalment in the excellent Jimmy Veeder Fiasco series. I’m not going to go into the history of the series. If you haven’t read anything by Johnny Shaw start with DOVE SEASON … Continue reading

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PLASTER CITY by Johnny Shaw (Book Review)

PLASTER CITY by Johnny Shaw (Thomas & Mercer) Jimmy Veeder, and his sidekick Bobby Maves, return in the follow up to Johnny Shaw’s debut novel, DOVE SEASON, set in the sun-bleached Imperial Valley. This time round its Veeder helping out … Continue reading

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BLACK CAT MOJO by Adam Howe (Book Review)

BLACK CAT MOJO by Adam Howe (Comet Press) A downtrodden dwarf porn star, a couple of moronic redneck crooks who see a big payoff in a dog’s ass, an ex-gangster living in witness protection who is conned by a kid, … Continue reading

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ZERO SAINTS by Gabino Iglesias (Book Review)

ZERO SAINTS by Gabino Iglesias (Broken River Books) There are no saints here! I read a lot of books and tend to find that four or five books a year are that good that I can’t put them down. ZERO … Continue reading

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SQUEEZE by Christopher Rhatigan (All Due Respect)

Squeeze by Christopher Rhatigan (All Due Respect) I loved this short noir tale. Lionel Kasper is an amateur reporter, a drunken gambler who’ll do anything to get a headline. He’ll even fabricate a story and lay on a SQUEEZE. In … Continue reading

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