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DavidCranmer
October 25 2016

Review: Hold a Scorpion by Melodie Johnson-Howe

Hold a Scorpion by Melodie Johnson-Howe is the latest Diana Poole crime thriller that takes our amateur sleuth deep into Southern California's underworld to uncover the mystery of a diamond-encrusted...
DavidCranmer
October 25 2016

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, Part III

The shootout at Balazar's last week gave us a taste of the action, now we're fiending like a junkie for some more! Join our discussion of Part III of The Drawing of the Three, as we meet ODetta...
DavidCranmer
October 24 2016

Westworld 1.04: “Dissonance Theory” Episode Review

Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) are having another sit down, talking more about feelings—specifically the loss of her parents. When Bernard offers to take away her...
DavidCranmer
October 18 2016

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, Part II

After being deformed and disfigured and finally meeting the prisoner in Part I, we make contact in Eddie Dean's when—and there's gonna be a showdown. Join our discussion of Part II of...
DavidCranmer
October 17 2016

Westworld 1.03: “The Stray” Episode Review

I guess if you want to gift a robot a thought-provoking piece of literature, then Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) is a fine choice. “Who in the world am...
DavidCranmer
October 11 2016

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, Part I

After finally catching up to the man in black at the end of The Gunslinger—now what? Join us on the beach as we begin our journey across a different kind of desert in Part I of The Drawing of...
DavidCranmer
October 10 2016

Westworld 1.02: “Chestnut” Episode Review

Dr. Robert Ford.  Somehow this name didn’t quite register while watching the first episode. I mean I heard it, Anthony Hopkins plays Robert Ford, creator, or rather “God,”...
DavidCranmer
October 7 2016

Longmire 5.10, Season Finale: “The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of” Episode Review

Is that it? After a knock-‘em-down brawl between Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips) and Walt (Robert Taylor) at the Red Pony, Henry won't press charges if Walt will drop the Hector business....
DavidCranmer
October 6 2016

Review: Echoes of Sherlock Holmes, Edited by Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger

In a stunning follow-up to the acclaimed In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger present a brand-new anthology of stories inspired by the Arthur Conan Doyle canon. When...
DavidCranmer
October 6 2016

Longmire 5.09: “Continual Soiree” Episode Review

Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips) has changed the locks on the Red Pony and informs Malachi’s inquisitive lieutenant, Darius Burns (J.D. Havenstar), that “... nothing that happens in this...
DavidCranmer
October 5 2016

Longmire 5.08: “Stand Your Ground” Episode Review

I’m fairly certain we all knew Cady Longmire (Cassidy Freeman) would be safe after her close quarters duel with J.P. Wright. She acted in self-defense, protecting herself and J.P.’s...
DavidCranmer
October 4 2016

Review: Quarry in the Black by Max Allan Collins

Quarry in the Black by Max Allan Collins is the latest thriller featuring assassin Quarry, as he is hired on a political assignment to take out a Civil Rights crusader campaigning for the underdog in...
DavidCranmer
October 4 2016

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Chapter 5

Now that we've had enough time to mourn the fall of Jake in Chapter 4, we finally catch up with the man in black. While I don't expect our conversation to last many years, let's...
DavidCranmer
October 4 2016

Longmire 5.07: “From This Day Forward” Episode Review

Touching and amusing scenes open and close this episode, beginning with Walt (Robert Taylor) and Donna (Ally Walker) getting it on, teenage style in his bronco, to the strains of Bad Company’s...
DavidCranmer
October 3 2016

Longmire 5.06: “Objection” Episode Review

A sign of a show’s maturation is the opportunity for supporting characters to step out from the shadows of the leads and bask in the limelight for a time. Entering its 5th season, Longmire’s...
DavidCranmer
October 3 2016

Westworld 1.01, Series Premiere: “The Original” Episode Review

The opening music and visuals stamp a creepy feel in Westworld. An ambient tune flows over images of a white gluey substance being sinuously crafted into humanoid and equine forms, finishing with...
DavidCranmer
September 30 2016

Longmire 5.05: “Pure Peckinpah” Episode Review

Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips) finds Joey Takoda (Alex Livinalli) parked outside The Red Pony, dead of what’s supposed to look like an apparent heroin overdose. Longmire (Robert...
DavidCranmer
September 29 2016

Review: The Lost Boy by Camilla Läckberg

The Lost Boy by Camilla Läckberg ensnares Detective Patrik Hedstrom in a confounding new murder case in this Swedish psychological thriller (Available October 4, 2016). When I think of ghost...
DavidCranmer
September 29 2016

Longmire 5.04: “The Judas Wolf” Episode Review

Mayor Sawyer Crane (Eric Ladin) is accompanying Dan Keslow, CEO of a pharmaceutical company, on a hunting trip with the dual purpose of sweet-talking the businessman into moving his company to...
DavidCranmer
September 28 2016

Longmire 5.03: “Chrysalis” Episode Review

Longmire selects some of the best music to punctuate scenes that require no dialogue. Kaleo's mournful “I Can't Go On Without You” plays as Walt (Robert Taylor) gives Dr. Donna...
DavidCranmer
September 27 2016

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Chapter 4

After a debate about betrayal and the ultimate goal last week for Chapter 3, we step into the darkness of the mountain and into the hands of the slow mutants for Chapter 4... Thank you for...
DavidCranmer
September 27 2016

Longmire 5.02: “One Good Memory” Episode Review

If the Season 5 premiere of Longmire was a bit slow on the windup, then “One Good Memory” delivers a fastball that wraps up the mystery of the missing Dr. Donna Monaghan (Ally Walker).  It...
DavidCranmer
September 20 2016

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Chapter 3

Though our journey is long, we've kept a steady momentum with a great discussion of Chapter 2! An oracle once told me we'd hold long palaver this week for Chapter 3. Thank you for joining...
CrimeHQ
September 19 2016

Life Without Limits: Explore the World of Westworld with J.J. Abrams & Crew

October 2nd is almost upon us, and with it comes the anticipated premiere of Westworld on HBO. Blending a not-too-distant future with a reimagined past, this science-fiction-meets-Western deals...
DavidCranmer
September 13 2016

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Chapter 2

Great start to the reread—we've got a really interesting discussion going on for Chapter 1! Let's keep the momentum heading across the desert to the end of Chapter 2. Thank you...
DavidCranmer
September 12 2016

Review: Red Right Hand by Chris Holm

Red Right Hand by Chris Holm is the 2nd book in the Michael Hendricks series, featuring a terrorist attack in San Francisco and a Federal witness Hendricks must find and protect (Available September...
DavidCranmer
September 6 2016

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Chapter 1

Thank you for joining me on a reread of what Stephen King has called his magnum opus, The Dark Tower series featuring Roland of Gilead, the gunslinger. It’s been 38 years since Roland’s...
CrimeHQ
September 2 2016

The Dark Tower Reread

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Section Date Chapter 1: The Gunslinger 09/06 Chapter 2: The Way Station 09/13 Chapter...
DavidCranmer
August 19 2016

Review: Face Blind by Lance Hawvermale

Face Blind by Lance Hawvermale follows a man with a neurological disorder, prosopagnosia, that prevents him from recognizing human faces as he confronts an enigmatic killer in Chile's Atacama...
DavidCranmer
August 12 2016

Review: Rob Thy Neighbor by David Thurlo

Rob Thy Neighbor by David Thurlo is the 3rd book in the Charlie Henry Mystery series (Available August 16, 2016). “Bone-cracking” action is queued in David Thurlo’s Rob Thy...