Tag Archives: Tom Piccirilli

REVIEW: “EVERY SHALLOW CUT”

EVERY SHALLOW CUT by Tom Piccirilli (2011) Review by Mike Dennis   What’s the deal with Tom Piccirilli? Doesn’t he realize too much backstory is fatal to any novel? That it absolutely has to be woven in to the story, not dumped up front? Doesn’t he realize you need ample dialogue to move everything along? […]

REVIEW: “THE COLDEST MILE”

THE COLDEST MILE by Tom Piccirilli (2009) Review by Mike Dennis, 2010 How would you like to take a job where your employer cuts your predecessor’s stomach open before your very eyes? Well, that’s what’s offered to the central character in the opening of The Coldest Mile, a 2009 blow-em-out hardboiled tale by Tom Piccirilli. […]

BALD-FACED LIAR…NO, WAIT… “CREATIVE WRITER”

Jeff Pierce of The Rap Sheet (http://therapsheet.blogspot.com) has named me, along with six other unfortunates, to participate in the Bald-Faced Liar (aka “Creative Writer”) Blogger Award.  Never being one to sidestep a chance to lie, I gladly accepted. There are a few simple rules, and they are: • Thank the person who gave this to […]

REVIEW: THE COLDEST MILE

THE COLDEST MILE by Tom Piccirilli Review Copyright 2009 by Mike Dennis How would you like to take a job where your employer cuts your predecessor’s stomach open before your very eyes?  Well, that’s what’s offered to the central character in the opening of this blow-‘em-out hardboiled tale by Tom Piccirilli. He’s called Chase, and […]