Month: April 2022

  • James Grady: This Train

    James Grady: This Train

    C.C.C.C.: Confirm Contain Control Contingencies. The four Cs of foresee. Nora, Constance and her dog Mugzy, the messenger bag man, and a Marine with his wife and two children, were the first to arrive in the Premium seating area for Amtrak #779 – the Empire Builder from Seattle to Chicago. Others arrived, a racist banker Read more

  • Charles Salzberg: Canary in the Coal Mine

    Charles Salzberg: Canary in the Coal Mine

    ..Yogi Berra said it best: It ain’t over till it’s over. This is what I think over looks like. No one’s happy. No one’s out of the woods. No one is getting what they want. No one is getting what they need. No one is getting what they deserve. This is often what over looks Read more

  • C.S. Porter: Beneath Her Skin

    C.S. Porter: Beneath Her Skin

    “All any of us have is now…That’s the job. That’s what detectives do. We look backwards. We serve the dead.” It’s a shooting competition with targets placed on bales of hay. The father of a competitor notices red on a paper target and calls a halt to the contest. This is the opening salvo from Read more

  • Mark Rowley & David Derbyshire: The Sleep of Reason

    Mark Rowley & David Derbyshire: The Sleep of Reason

    It begins at the Chilton Theme park, a man with a knife, and a family strapped into a ride, helpless to stop their massacre. Detective Superintendent Sophie Gabriel is from Scotland Yard’s counter terrorism unit (SO15) and glad to be out from behind her desk. She’s focused and capable, putting aside a previous incident that Read more