Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir

Brent Spiner is in the middle of his time as Data, the resident android aboard the starship Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation, when he receives a mysterious package in his trailer. As if the contents of said package aren’t upsetting enough, it’s accompanied by a letter from a fan pretending to be Spiner’s…

The Furies

John Connolly is back with his twentieth Charlie Parker installment, The Furies. Containing two novels, The Furies is made up of the title story and The Sisters Strange, the serialized story he wrote and released through his website during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. But fear not, even if you had read The…

Five Little Indians

Five Little Indians is a novel that looks at the lives of five individuals and their struggle to find a place in the world following the trauma they were subjected to within Canada’s Residential School system. We’re only two months into 2022 and I’m positive that Michelle Good’s novel will easily earn a spot in…

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…

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…

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…

My Heart is a Chainsaw

MY HEART IS A CHAINSAW follows Jade, a seventeen year old on the verge of graduation.  She’s lived a pretty rough life and to cope, she immersed herself into an obsession with slasher movies hoping that one day a real-life slasher would manifest in her town.  Well, that day has arrived.  Someone is killing people…