Billy Summers

Billy Summers is the guy you hire when you need to eliminate someone of ill-repute. No good guys, please. Hmm, that sounds familiar. Where have I heard that before? Ah well, it’s hard to come up with an original idea these days. Given the task of assassinating a hitman moments before he is set to…

No One Wins Alone

No One Wins Alone is the memoir of superstar NHL player, Mark Messier. I received an advanced copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. A few years ago, I told myself I would stop reading player memoirs and shift solely to books written about hockey by either journalists or sports writers. I…

Winter’s Bone

When Ree Dolly’s father goes missing, she is told that he had used the family property as collateral for bail money. With little choice, Ree makes the decision to track him down and bring him to court. Daniel Woodrell’s WINTER’S BONE has flown under my radar for years now. About a decade ago, the film…

The Winter Wives

When Allen is struck down by a debilitating stroke during a game of golf with his friend and business partner Byron, the relationship between the two begins to deteriorate.  Life-long friends from college – each married to one of a pair of sisters – have to now come up with a plan to deconstruct their…

The Cutie

When noted junkie Billy-Billy Cantell arrives at the door of career criminal Clay alleging he’s being framed for murder, Clay begrudgingly agrees to take him in. After the police arrive and interview Clay on Billy-Billy’s whereabouts, Clay discovers Billy-Billy is nowhere to be found. Clay reaches out to his employer for direction and is told…