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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 […]


JIMMY BENCH-PRESS By Charlie Stella Reviewed by Mike Dennis “None of the rules apply unless you’re high up enough to dictate them down. Even then, sooner or later, the rules get changed on the fly.” That’s NYPD Detective John DeNafria clueing his new partner into the world of Organized Crime in Charlie Stella’s 2002 novel […]