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Tommy Red

Written by Charlie Stella — It is nearly four years since Rough Riders, a fictionalisation of Boston gangster Whitey Bulger‘s story, topped my end of year list. A lot has happened in the crime fiction field since then, most notably the genre-devouring Gone Girl and the whole…
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Hustle

Written by Tom Pitts — Donny and Big Rich are male prostitutes in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. Their lives revolve around getting high. Heroin is what they are addicted to, but if they can’t get that then crack or meth is better than nothing. It…
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Rough Riders

With a five-star review on this site, and chosen by RoughJustice as his favourite crime book of 2012, Rough Riders by Charlie Stella comes highly recommended. “Stella moves his chronicling of New York’s wise guys to the snowy terrain of North Dakota in a tale…
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RoughJustice: Top five books of 2012

Top five lists are great fun to write, except in years like this when there have been so many great books. I can mention some who nearly made the list. Chuck Wendig’s two Miriam Black novels, Blackbirds and Mockingbird, are great examples of the way…
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Rough Riders

Written by Charlie Stella — This New York writer has been on my radar for some time. Never quite breaking out, he has however amassed a solid reputation as a writer of hardboiled, streetwise crime fiction over the course of several novels. When Bill Crider…
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