Tag Archives: Jim Thompson

NOIR CLASSICS GO LIVE AS AUDIOBOOKS

I’ve had a bunch of new audiobook narrations bottled up with publishers and at Amazon for awhile now, but they’re finally shaking loose. The first two came out today. Sharecropper Hell, written by Jim Thompson and The Secret Squad, written by David Goodis are now live on Audible.com. Published by the folks at Chalk Line Books, these […]

“FIRED UP!” AUDIOBOOK GOES LIVE

My latest audiobook narration is now live on Audible.com. It’s called Fired Up! Memoir Of A Deranged Arsonist, by Thomas Weston, and believe me, the title doesn’t begin to tell the story. “Deranged” is a kind word I would use for the central character, whose life we follow from his abuse-filled childhood through his spin into […]

YES, IT ALL STARTED WITH THREE LITTLE WORDS

Over at The Kill Zone today, James Scott Bell blogged about his influences in his writing, and he reeled off an impressive list of authors and how each one affected him. While commenting on his piece, it occurred to me to think about that subject and who my influences were. As I wrote in Jim’s […]

REVIEW: “KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE”

KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE by Horace McCoy Reviewed by Mike Dennis Where do you begin with a novel like Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye? Horace McCoy’s 1948 noir journey through an unusual criminal mind is at once spellbinding and aggravating. Spellbinding because it’s an intense, hard look at a very different kind of criminal, and because it’s supposedly […]

COVER ME!!

Covers. Every author’s favorite subject. Especially when the cover design for his/her novel is imminent. I would imagine that during this uncertain period, more Tums are consumed per capita among crime fiction authors than at any other time. And for good reason. Covers are the source of great anxiety. Will it be dynamite? Will it […]

REVIEW: “FIRES THAT DESTROY”

FIRES THAT DESTROY by Harry Whittington (1951) Review Copyright 2009 by Mike Dennis Some guys have all the luck.  Blondes have more fun.  You’ve heard the cliches.  But at the faceless corporation where Bernice Harper works, pretty girls get all the promotions. And it pisses her off. That’s the central theme in Fires That Destroy, a […]

WELCOME

Welcome to my website, mikedennisnoir.com. This is my first post, and I’m very excited to finally get this site up and running. A boatload of thanks to Leslie Michaelis of Las Vegas, who built it from the ground up. I’m a crime fiction writer, living in Las Vegas, who’s been toiling in the vineyards for […]