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November 1 2016

Review: Leadfoot by Eric Beetner

Leadfoot by Eric Beetner is the 2nd fast and furious thriller featuring the McGraws—a family who will transport anything you require and won't ask any questions. The Dukes of Hazzard....
June 30 2016

What Winds Fan Black Sails, Disco Inferno?

I’m not 100% sure why I set my latest novel in the 1970s.  You’ll find me much more one for a 1940s cinematic take on film noir, with an eye on the ’50s. I cannot...
September 11 2015

The ZINNG: Veteran Noir, Cozy Sleuth Tips, and Sith Lord Meltzer

With references to veterans in Raymond Chandler, David Goodis, and James Crumley, among others, Paul D. Marks is over at SleuthSayers discussing his inspirations within a specific subgenre: returning...
August 4 2015

What’s Whitey Bulger Done?: Trailer for Black Mass Starring Johnny Depp

If there's anyone who typifies the if you can't beat 'em, join 'em mantra, it's Whitey Bulger, the infamous mafia boss who terrorized South Boston in the 1970s. Bulger became...
June 4 2015

From Page to Screen with Death Wish: The Case of the Disappearing Conscience

When his wife is killed and his daughter left in a vegetative state after a brutal assault, a staunch liberal seeks comfort in vigilante justice, gunning down the monsters who stalk the savage...
June 3 2015

Fresh Meat: Concrete Angel by Patricia Abbott

Concrete Angel by Patricia Abbott is familial thriller set in 1970's Philadelphia about a wicked mother and her children who learn the only way to survive is to fight back (available June 9, 2015). Evelyn...
May 11 2015

Familiar Yet Foreign Noir: The Late Show

The opening of Robert Benton’s private eye film The Late Show is chock-full of deception. We first see the Warner Brothers logo, but it’s not the Warner logo of 1977, the year the film was...
February 20 2015

Two-Lane Blacktop: An Offbeat Cross-Country Race

I just watched Monte Hellman’s moody 1971 road movie Two-Lane Blacktop for maybe the fifth time. After being dazzled by the film once again, I asked myself, because there are numerous qualities...
January 2 2015

The Wicked World of Abandonment: Born Innocent (1974)

In my Criminal Element appreciation of Orrie Hitt’s 1960 noir novel Wayward Girl, I compared the book to the 1974 made-for-TV movie Born Innocent. As I pointed out there, the two stories have...
December 29 2014

The Stand Alones: Robert B. Parker’s Wilderness

I’ll always love Robert B. Parker. He’s not the best writer I’ve ever read, nor is he the most consistent. Doesn’t matter. I discovered him in high school, when all I cared about...
December 27 2014

Another Kind of Thrilla in Manila: Wonder Women (1973)

This post can be seen as the third in a trilogy of appreciations I’ve written of B-movies that involve packs of women employing bizarre, world-beating (they hope) masterplans. First there was...
October 9 2014

Quincy and M.E.

Way before there were shows like CSI or Diagnosis Murder, there was the man, the one man who refused to be denied. If someone came across this man’s metal slab and it didn’t seem kosher?...