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…

The Complete Calvin & Hobbes

After nearly ten years of daily comics, Bill Watterson hung up his pencil in 1995 and capped off his critically acclaimed strip, Calvin & Hobbes.  Ten years later, Watterson worked with Andrews McNeel Publishing to put out a complete box set (three volumes in hardback / four in paperback).  The result is a gorgeous collection…

Midnight Atlanta

In the offices of The Daily Times, Atlanta’s premier black newspaper, Tommy Smith, former police officer turned journalist, is asleep at his desk when a gunshot jerks him awake.  He runs to find the body of the paper’s publisher, Arthur Bishop, dead on the floor.  He makes a call to his old precinct to report…