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, […]
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, […]
At long last, a new, improved audiobook version of Setup On Front Street is now available. The old version, much as I hate to admit it, didn’t sound very good, mostly because I was still struggling with my recording equipment, trying to coax the best possible sound out of it. Well, it wasn’t working, so I […]
The print version of Setup On Front Street went live today. It’s available on CreateSpace and Amazon now.Â Price: $12.95 (cheap).
Setup On Front Street is now out. It’s my latest novel, a noir tale from the shadows of Key West. But before you rush to buy a copy… Here’s the deal with this book. It’s the first in a trio of novels set in Key West. What I want to do is lift the veil […]
The Caffeinated Diva has weighed in on Bloodstains On The Wall, and she…well, I’ll let her tell you. Go here.
Syria Evans has just posted an interview I did with her on her good-looking website syriasays.com. Check it out. It’s worth the visit because she has a lot of other very interesting stuff on there, too. Her reviews are quite thoughtful, and she features blogs from other authors. It’s a good boost not only to […]
My latest literary effort is now an ebook, available on Amazon’s Kindle store, as well as Smashwords.Â It’s a collection of short stories called Bloodstains On The Wall. The collection consists of three stories, all from different corners of the world of noir. Here’s a brief description of each: 1. FULLY LOADED It’s 1984 and Biloxi, […]
Booklist, the prestigious review magazine, has reviewed The Take in their latest online edition. In case you don’t understand why I’m doing cartwheels in my living room before popping champagne, it’s because Booklist receives submissions of over 60,000 novels each year, but reviews fewer than 1500. Most of the books they review are in the […]
SLAYGROUND by Richard Stark/Donald E Westlake Review by Mike Dennis, 2010 You’ve seen books with maps in the front, haven’t you? You know, like a guide through the locales of the story you’re about to read. Do you ever actually consult them while you’re reading the book? Well, Richard Stark should’ve included one at the […]