Author Archives: Mike Dennis

Owner and author of mikedennisnoir.com and voiceofthedamned.com

HAPPY EASTER 2016

REVIEW: “QUARRY’S VOTE”

  Understatement of the year: “My big mistake was allowing happiness to creep in.” That’s Quarry talking, and it provides the opening line of Quarry’s Vote (Hard Case Crime/Titan Books, 2015) by Max Allan Collins, a rerelease of Collins’ 1987 novel, originally titled Primary Target. This edition, however, rests behind one of Hard Case Crime’s patented pulp-style covers, […]

REVIEW: “MURDER NEVER KNOCKS”

When you love a great series character, and the author dies, a little of you dies with him, because you know that your beloved character will visit you no more. Many millions of crime fiction fans felt that way when Mickey Spillane passed away in 2006 at the age of 88, because with his departure, […]

BEST FILM OF 2015: EX MACHINA

Below is a review I did a few months ago of Ex Machina, which turned out to be my choice for best film of 2015.   Let me say this right up front: Alex Garland’s dazzling film Ex Machina is, in its own way, as mind-blowing as Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey. I insert the qualification “in […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

Here’s wishing everyone a Happy New Year and may 2016 be the best year yet!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2015

HAPPY 4th OF JULY

REVIEW: “THE GIRL WITH THE DEEP BLUE EYES”

Doak Miller’s done his twenty-five years with the NYPD. Pensioned off, he wants a quieter life, so he moves to Gallatin County, hidden away in the big bend of Florida. He gets his private investigator’s license, hoping to pick up a little off-the-books work on the side. It’s been three years now, time enough to […]

MEMORIAL DAY 2015

REVIEW: “EX_MACHINA”

Let me say this right up front: Alex Garland’s dazzling film EX_MACHINA is, in its own way, as mind-blowing as Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey. I insert the qualification “in its own way” because Kubrick’s tableau was the enormity of the universe and all of human history, while Garland has chosen a far more claustrophobic and […]