Child Zero

In the not too distant future, our antibiotics have become useless and once treatable infections have again become deadly. With the world reeling, a bioterrorism attack is unleashed in New York City leaving countless dead. Detective Jake Gibson was one of the many who lost a loved one on 8/17. Now years later, with his…

Snowblind

In Snowblind, the first novel in Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series, rookie policeman Ari Thor Arason accepts a posting in snowy Northern Iceland. Siglufjörõur – a remote fishing village where no one ever locks their doors – feels like a good place to Ari to establish experience with promise of little in the way of…

The Dead of Winter (Luc Vanier #1)

It’s Christmas Eve and the Montreal police are dealing with the discovery of five corpses from the city’s homeless population.  Inspector Luc Vanier doesn’t believe in coincidences and is ruling the deaths as suspicious.  When reports come back that the deceased were poisoned, Luc must race to find the guilty party before more bodies pile…

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…