Killing Castro

It’s 1961 and Fidel Castro, having recently gained power, is a polarizing figure to say the least. A handful of Americans has been hired to sneak into the island nation and assassinate Castro in exchange for a small fortune. Published by Hard Case Crime in 2008, Killing Castro had originally been written under a pseudonym…

Razorblade Tears

Reformed criminal Ike Randolph has cultivated a careful life with the goal of staying out of the prying eyes of the law.  But when he’s subjected to a parent’s worst nightmare – burying your child – Ike takes the failure of the law as fuel to solve the murders of his son, Isaiah, and his…

A Few Christmas Reads

Looking for something to read now that the Christmas season has us fully in its grasp? Well, look no further! I’ve got a list of seasonal stories for you. Frost At Christmas (1984) Now, it’s been about a decade since I’ve read this one. My fiancee is a huge fan of R.D. Wingfield’s Inspector Jack…

The Comedy Is Finished

Aging comedian Koo Davis is taken captive by a collective known as People’s Revolutionary Army.  Their demands?  Have the US Government release ten inmates and provide them with safe passage to Algeria.  The alternative?  Koo dies. I have a pile of Hard Case Crime novels sitting on my bookcase that I’ve yet to work my…

A Carnival of Snackery

David Sedaris returns with his second collection of diary entries. A Carnival of Snackery spans from 2003 all the way up to 2020. This is a hard one to review and it will entirely depend on if you’re already a big fan of David’s work. By no means should anyone begin their Sedaris journey with…