Tag Archives: crime fiction

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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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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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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SHAKER by Scott Frank (Book Review)

SHAKER by Scott Frank (Knopf) In the wake of a monster LA earthquake, unassuming East Coast button man Roy Cooper arrives in town on a wet work assignment.  After pulling the hit and leaving the scene, Roy wanders into the … Continue reading

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