Bad Monkey

Written by Carl Hiaasen — Bad Monkey is another masterpiece by Carl Hiaasen, in his usual inimitable style. Hiaasen, longtime reporter and then columnist for the…

The Other Woman

Written by Hank Phillippi Ryan – The Other Woman is a title, and a phrase, shot through with double meaning in Ryan’s engaging thriller. Double…

Internal Security

Written by David Darracott — A shadowy conspiracy lurks behind the scenes. A lone reporter seeks to expose it. As the sinister cabal consolidates power…

Lee

Edited by Crime Factory Publications – In the annals of movie tough guys, few stand equal with Lee Marvin. Winner of an Oscar in 1965 for…

In Pursuit of Spenser

Edited by Otto Penzler – In Pursuit of Spenser will certainly shed some light on its titular iconic PI. But Otto Penzler’s edited collection of…

Driving Alone: A Love Story

Written by Kevin Lynn Helmick – Nothing much happens to protagonist Billy Keyhoe in Driving Alone. Then again, everything happens to Billy Keyhoe in Driving…

Gone Girl

Written by Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl has been one of the most talked-about novels (mystery or otherwise) from the past year. Gillian Flynn’s third…

Resurrection Express

Written by Stephen Romano – Horror scribe Stephen Romano makes his crime fiction debut in the sci-fi tinged thriller Resurrection Express. Romano makes the transition…

CIS: Deadly Image revisited

Classics in September -– George Harmon Coxe is largely forgotten now, though his career is emblematic of the development of American crime fiction. Coxe began…

CIS: The top five women of noir

Classics in September — Several months ago we discussed five of the best American novelists currently writing in the hardboiled tradition. All of the writers…

Detroit Breakdown

Written by DE Johnson – Detroit Breakdown is DE Johnson’s third historical mystery sent in Detroit during the beginning of the 20th century. Like its…

Pulp Ink 2

Edited by Nigel Bird and Chris Rhatigan – Pulp fiction (as a genre, not the movie) is intimately linked with the development of crime fiction,…