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March 10 2016

Jim Brodie Returns in Pacific Burn: A Q&A with Barry Lancet

Read this exclusive Q&A with author Barry Lancet, and then make sure you're signed in and comment for a chance to win a copy of all three Jim Brodie thrillers! Barry Lancet broke...
February 11 2016

False Starts: A Memoir of San Quentin and Other Prisons by Malcolm Braly

Previously, I wrote an appreciation of Malcolm Braly’s 1961 prison novel Felony Tank as part of my Lost Classics of Noir series for Criminal Element. I singled out the book for being a noteworthy...
May 9 2015

Fresh Meat: Blood Ties by Nicholas Guild

Blood Ties by Nicholas Guild is a thriller pitting San Francisco homicide detective Ellen Ridley against a serial killer who she suspects of being a hacker and codebreaker with the U.S. Navy (available...
March 24 2015

Fresh Meat: Knuckleball by Tom Pitts

Knuckleball is a noir novella by Tom Pitts set in San Francisco during a busy baseball weekend when a well-liked police officer is gunned down (available March 24, 2015). With its ever-sprouting...
January 31 2015

So Close to Freedom: Visiting Alcatraz

Alcatraz, that most famous of American correctional facilities, has been a national park longer than it was a Federal prison. It housed Federal inmates from 1933 to 1963, a mere 30 years. The island’s...
November 2 2014

Fresh Meat: Black Karma by Thatcher Robinson

Black Karma by Thatcher Robinson is the second in the White Ginger series, featuring San Francisco’s souxun, or “people-finder,” Bai Jiang, assisting the police to locate a man whose...
September 13 2014

Bogie and Bacall: Dark Passage (1947)

In tribute to the late Lauren Bacall, we’re looking at the four classic films she made with husband and screen partner Humphrey Bogart between 1944 and 1948: To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep,...
May 6 2014

Now Win This!: Four Knaves Sweepstakes

You bet we've got four knaves for you: Jimmy, Moe, Alex... and, uh, Dismas? This handful of trouble includes fresh titles from Johnny Shaw, Reed Farrel Coleman, Marc Guggenheim, and John Lescroart—such...
March 31 2014

Fresh Meat: Hustle by Tom Pitts

Hustle by Tom Pitts is a gritty, harsh story of two male prostitutes from San Francisco who attempt to blackmail a wealthy lawyer in order to get off the streets and out of the business (available April...
December 8 2013

Chronicling San Francisco’s Outlaws: Jack Black and Malcolm Braly

San Francisco has always embraced the weird, the outrageous, and the rebellious. From the raucous times of the Barbary Coast, to the howling poetry of the Beats, to the free love of the hippies, letting...
September 29 2013

Ironside: A Fresh Look for an Old Stalwart

Here comes Ironside, starting October 2nd. It would appear that the only things the forthcoming broadcast, now set in New York, has in common with the original, 1967 version of the series is the name,...
August 18 2013

Fresh Meat: Tell No Lies by Gregg Hurwitz

Tell No Lies by Gregg Hurwitz is a thriller set in San Francisco about a therapist working with ex-cons who becomes involved with a hit list of murder victims (available August 20, 2013). Gregg...
February 4 2013

Fresh Meat: This is Life by Seth Harwood

This is Life by Seth Harwood is the second Jack Palms mystery, set in San Francisco (available February 19, 2013). I grew up in the ’80s and fondly remember the action movies of that era....
January 30 2012

1963’s Alcatraz shares issues with Age of Telegraph

I know it’s a time travel show, but that doesn’t mean I should receive the whole storyline ages before it happens. Having now seen 3 hours of Alcatraz,  the new J.J. Abrams-produced para-crime...