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AngieBarry
May 22 2017

Review: Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love by James Runcie

Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love by James Runcie is the 6th and final installment in the Grantchester Mystery series (available May 23, 2017). Part-time sleuth and full-time priest,...
AngieBarry
May 11 2017

Review: The Last Iota by Robert Kroese

Set in the world of The Big Sheep, The Last Iota by Robert Kroese delivers another dystopian adventure novel full of wit and intrigue. When last we saw Blake Fowler and Erasmus Keane—private...
AngieBarry
May 4 2017

Review: A Purely Private Matter by Darcie Wilde

A Purely Private Matter by Darcie Wilde is the 2nd Rosalind Thorne Mystery—inspired by the novels of Jane Austen—which sees the audacious Rosalind strive to aid those in need while navigating...
AngieBarry
May 1 2017

Under the Radar: Stranger than Fiction (2006)

Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) is hearing voices. Well, a voice. A middle-aged British woman's voice, to be exact. She's narrating everything he thinks, everything he feels, everything...
AngieBarry
April 13 2017

Review: Decanting a Murder by Nadine Nettmann

Decanting a Murder by Nadine Nettmann is the 1st book in the Sommelier Mystery series, nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Mark's body had been covered with a white sheet...
AngieBarry
April 7 2017

Review: Heart of Stone by James W. Ziskin

Heart of Stone by James W. Ziskin is the 4th book in the Ellie Stone Mystery series, nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. My interest was piqued. Why no swimming trunks?...
AngieBarry
April 4 2017

Review: Get Me to the Grave on Time by D. E. Ireland

Get Me to the Grave on Time by D. E. Ireland is the 3rd book in the Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins Mystery series, nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel. “When...
AngieBarry
March 30 2017

Review: The Devil’s Feast by M. J. Carter

The Devil's Feast by M. J. Carter is the 3rd book in the Blake and Avery series in which the investigative team find themselves entangled in a case involving political conflicts, personal vendettas,...
AngieBarry
March 17 2017

Passionate About Pulp: A Conan Double-Feature (Is What Is Best in Life)

THE SUBGENRE: Sword and sorcery adventure. THE HERO: Conan the Barbarian, aka Conan the Cimmerian THE VILLAIN: Thulsa Doom, leader of a snake cult (Conan the Barbarian); Queen Taramis,...
AngieBarry
March 15 2017

Review: Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table by Janet Finsilver

A Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table by Janet Finsilver is the 3rd book in the Kelly Jackson Mystery series. “First you drink the coffee,” Auntie said. “ ... You must...
AngieBarry
March 13 2017

Review: Skeleton God by Eliot Pattison

Skeleton God by Eliot Pattison is the 9th book in the Inspector Shan Tao Yun series (available March 14, 2017). If you would know the age of the human soul, an old lama had once told Shan Tao...
AngieBarry
March 10 2017

Review: When Falcons Fall by C. S. Harris

When Falcons Fall by C. S. Harris is the 11th book in the Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery series. It was the fly that got to him. In the misty light of early morning, the dead woman looked as...
AngieBarry
February 23 2017

Review: Grim Death and Bill the Electrocuted Criminal by Mike Mignola & Tom Sniegoski

Grim Death and Bill the Electrocuted Criminal by Mike Mignola and Tom Sniegoski is a beautifully illustrated, 1930s pulp-style novel featuring two unusual heroes who seek justice (available February...
AngieBarry
February 3 2017

Review: Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death, we're taking a look back at every single book in the In Death series. Today, Angie Barry reviews...
AngieBarry
January 9 2017

Review: Burning Bright by Nicholas Petrie

Burning Bright by Nicholas Petrie is the 2nd book in the Peter Ash series, where Ash has a woman’s life in his hands—and her mystery is stranger than he could ever imagine (available...
AngieBarry
December 30 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—Scud: The Disposable Assassin

The Series: Scud: the Disposable Assassin by Rob Schrab (co-creator of The Sarah Silverman Program), featuring additional writing from Dan Harmon (Community, Rick and Morty) The Hero: The...
AngieBarry
December 23 2016

The Cautionary Tale of Gremlins

Each year there's some new, hot thing every kid wants and every parent is desperate to get. Cabbage Patch Dolls. Tickle Me Elmo. This year, it's some bizarre Tamagotchi/Furby hybrid called...
AngieBarry
December 21 2016

Under the Radar: Movies You May Have Missed—The Ref (1994)

As the poet once said: it's a hard knock life. For Gus (Denis Leary), Christmas is an especially trying time. His latest job is a bust. He's had a nasty run-in with a rather toothy...
AngieBarry
December 20 2016

A Christmas Party (Is Always More Fun with Murder)

Wouldn't it be lovely if Hallmark actually told the truth about the holiday season?  Sure, it would be great if every family get-together was full of warmth, good cheer, and high spirits....
AngieBarry
November 30 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—Saga

The Series: Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. The Heroes: Alana and Marko—once enemy combatants in an intergalactic war, now married and on the run from both of their governments—and...
AngieBarry
November 18 2016

Passionate About Pulp: Revisiting The Phantom (1996)

THE SUBGENRE: Comic adaptation/supernatural adventure. THE HERO: Kit Walker, aka jungle hero The Phantom. THE VILLAIN: Megalomaniac businessman Xander Drax. THE SETTING: 1939 NYC and...
AngieBarry
October 31 2016

The Adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe: The Good, the Bad, and the Appalling

Poor Edgar.  While he enjoyed a modicum of critical success in his lifetime, he died at the age of forty, penniless and under mysterious, still unsolved circumstances. He was orphaned...
AngieBarry
October 28 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

The Series: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North (of Dinosaur Comics fame!) and Erica Henderson. The Heroes: The titular heroine, aka Doreen Green, and several friends with similarly...
AngieBarry
October 28 2016

Bruce Campbell: King of B-Movies

You may know him as “that guy with the chainsaw for a hand,” or “the aging Elvis who fights a mummy in a retirement home,” or “the hammy actor with a killer chin.” Or...
AngieBarry
October 27 2016

The Horror Hostess with the Mostest: Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Before Joel, Mike, and the Bots mocked B-movies for Mystery Science Theater... Before Cinematic Titanic and Rifftrax... There was the bodacious, curvaceous, outrageous Elvira. The alter...
AngieBarry
October 26 2016

Review: Dracula vs. Hitler by Patrick Sheane Duncan

Dracula vs. Hitler by Patrick Sheane Duncan is a thrilling action adventure featuring one of the world's greatest fictional monsters facing off against an historical monster in 1941 Romania.  In...
AngieBarry
October 24 2016

Beauty & the B-Movie: Loving a Hated Genre

What is a B-movie? Some—dismissive and so-called “highbrow” critics—say B-movies are irredeemable dreck. A waste of celluloid, money, and precious time. Films that scraped...
AngieBarry
October 21 2016

7 Books to Read If You Love The Walking Dead

It's no surprise that The Walking Dead remains one of the most popular series on TV. After all, it combines the best qualities of zombie fiction into a single package: an unsettling and...
AngieBarry
October 14 2016

7 Books to Read If You Loved The Others

As the days get shorter and an autumn chill finally rolls in, nothing quite hits the spot like some ghostly, gothic fiction. October is a time for witches, spooks, and all things macabre. If...
AngieBarry
September 30 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—Pretty Deadly

The Series: Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos. The Heroes: A rag-tag group of sinners and mystical beings. The Ideal Format: Live-action blended with CGI wizardry,...