Tag: June Lorraine Roberts

  • Heather Harper Ellett: Ain’t Nobody Nobody

    Heather Harper Ellett: Ain’t Nobody Nobody

    East Texas in the 90s is a hardscrabble time. People make do, and some do what they shouldn’t. You’ve got some decent people round about but all the scuttlebutt is at the feed store where the three Jimmies pass judgement on the goings on. Randy Mayhill once had a best friend. Van was his name Read more

  • John Vercher: Three-Fifths

    John Vercher: Three-Fifths

    Bobby and Aaron have been friends since their school years. But when Aaron comes out of prison years after his sentencing, Bobby barely recognizes him. Gone is the wanna-be, pseudo black persona. In its place, a hardened, white supremacist full of tattoos and hatred. Bobby who’s always hidden that he’s bi-racial, is terror struck the Read more

  • Alan Parks: Bloody January

    Alan Parks: Bloody January

    Glasgow’s underbelly in the 1970s is well given life in this debut book by Alan Parks. A young man commits murder at a Buchanan St. bus station. Shooting a waitress before killing himself. For DI Harry McCoy the question is why. There isn’t a connection between the two people. When the murder/suicide leaves a dotted Read more

  • TH1RT3EN: Steve Cavanagh

    TH1RT3EN: Steve Cavanagh

    The wife of a Hollywood ‘It’ couple is found dead with her security guard in bed beside her. The husband, Robert Solomon is charged with their murders, and it’s the sensational trial of the year. The defense team hires Eddie Flynn to take on the police evidence. He’s got a bad history with the police Read more

  • Autumn Begins

    Autumn Begins

    A New Season of Crime Fiction It’s been in the air the past few weeks. That change in the light, cooler days and the expected rebound into a hot sunny afternoon. It all signals the commencement of fall, my favourite time of the year. I did a lot of reading this summer. As you likely Read more

  • Benedict J Jones: The Gingerbread Houses

    Benedict J Jones: The Gingerbread Houses

    With bonus Q&A below Not much is pretty about the Gingerbread Houses, an image that normally conjures beauty and charm. These Gingerbread Houses are vile places where degenerate behaviours are forced upon the young. PI Charlie ‘Bars’ Constantinople is hired to find a pedophile using the name Teddy Bear. A man who has left the Read more

  • Florence Wetzel: The Grand Man

    Florence Wetzel: The Grand Man

    A Scandinavian Thriller Time for a bit of refresh and this may hit the spot for you. The Grand Man has lots going on as there are three crimes to be solved. Two past, one present. The murder of Sweden’s Prime Minister Olaf Palme in 1986, Stieg Larrson’s missing 4th book, and the murder of Read more

  • Matt Phillips – Countdown Q&A

    Matt Phillips – Countdown Q&A

    San Diego > Toronto Communiqué A large part of my interest in noir crime fiction is the background story. Why these characters, why this place. So Matt and I did a little Q&A for you regarding Countdown. Here’s what went on in his head for this book. And can you equate that smile in his Read more

  • Matt Phillips: Countdown

    Matt Phillips: Countdown

    Bad to the Bone Grit Growing weed is legal in California, but banking the profits, it’s a whole other problem. Jessie grows weed in her apartment. She sells it at an off-license storefront along with LaDon whose presence is a deterrent to robbery. Senditch and Glanson, are two entrepreneurs who start a business warehousing cash Read more

  • Victoria Helen Stone: False Step

    Victoria Helen Stone: False Step

    Available July 1st Veronica Bradley has a sweet daughter that she adores. Not to mention her gorgeous husband Johnny, a personal trainer that everyone else adores. It should all be great but…it isn’t. While running in a park with the family dog Johnny discovers Tanner Holcomb. A missing boy that search teams across the area Read more