"The crowd that showed up could have come together only in a place like Charleston. And could have only my uncle as the common denominator. The owner of a million-dollar beach front house traded vodka shots with a man from Brother Thomas's congregation in the projects. Three Folly Beach surfers cornered several state legislators and... Continue Reading →
Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Sexism, Misogyny and Rape Have Got To Go!
"I kissed him back, releasing myself momentarily to a world without words. Ironic really, since it had been words that had begun it all. Words that stung, words that killed, words that destroyed. Regardless of how good it felt just now to have lips on mine, keeping them still, I wasn't going to underestimate the... Continue Reading →
The Truth Is Out There
Collection of stories in the heart of 1950's South/North Side Chicago where an all proper and by the book Detective Andrew Brooke tends to find himself in partnership with the freewheeling renegade Private Investigator Frank Lydecker. Together they form a formidable team that tackles the issues that comes with solving complex murder mysteries. Some are... Continue Reading →
M’m! M’m! Good
SUMMARY "A Baker's Dozen: 13 Tales of Murder and More" is a compilation of short stories created over 30 years, written by a former journalist and including contributions by her mother, a professional proofreader. From murder in the mountains of Tennessee to the adventures of an all-woman air conditioning repair crew in Northern Virginia, a... Continue Reading →
March Of The Incorruptibles
"Kafkaesque is when you enter a surreal world in which all you control begins to fall to pieces and you find yourself battling a force that does not lend itself to the way you perceive the world. You don't give up, you don't lay down and die. What you do is struggle with whatever strength... Continue Reading →
If I Were A Wealthy Homicidal Maniac Where Would I Be?
"Life is revealed through experience, the canyon had whispered to him. Not seen through a screen, or read about, or talked about. Experienced. And his entire life was a step away from experience; he was on the other side of the glass looking out; on the other side of the TV screen looking in." In an... Continue Reading →
A Whirling Dervish Across State Lines and Legal Jurisdictions
Summary Western Roads is Michael Walsh's semiautobiographical tale of wanderlust, friendship, and murder. The story follows Walsh and his confederate, Othello Bolen, who flee Minneapolis after a violent incident in St. Paul. They meet a few years later in California and boil toward the climactic finish. The work is experimental, urgent; hot as a bebop... Continue Reading →
Embarkation From Port Is Scheduled In 4 Hours, Head To The Muster Station At The Stern For A Head Count Upon Arrival
"This was one of these times in life when she would have virtually no control over the outcome, and Diana accepted it not willingly, but with that same sense of flat, revolving helplessness that she had struggled with since she and Peter parted the night before. It was a scary feeling and one that as... Continue Reading →
However Misguided; Envy is Love’s Sister’s Keeper. Through it, Love Will Always Survive.
“The pile of clothes from last week is still there, and it looks dustier and more forlorn than it did a few days ago. I read somewhere that a train can rip the clothes right off you when it hits. It’s not that unusual, death by train. Two to three hundred a year, they say,... Continue Reading →