Tag: Book Review

All McBain, All the Time (Part Three)

All McBain, All the Time (Part Three)

A quick tangent before getting to the reviews… Readers of the blog have heard me lament the fact that book reviews are the worst performing posts on the site. From a content perspective, I couldn’t care less: I’m still going to write the damned reviews. But, on some level, I suppose it makes me sad … Continue reading All McBain, All the Time (Part Three)

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All McBain, All the Time (Part Two)

All McBain, All the Time (Part Two)

Hello, friends, and welcome back for another set of reviews about Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct series. In the first installment of “All McBain, All the Time,” I offered a brief introduction as to why I enjoy the author's writing, then followed that up by reviewing three of the 87th Precinct books. If you’d like to … Continue reading All McBain, All the Time (Part Two)

Review of Joe Hill’s Strange Weather

Review of Joe Hill’s Strange Weather

I first came across Joe Hill’s writing via a 2005 Subterranean Press chapbook entitled Voluntary Committal. At the time, Hill was a relative unknown in the genre, so I don’t know how the book ever showed up on my radar. Regardless, I bought it, read it, and was blown away. It was easily one of … Continue reading Review of Joe Hill’s Strange Weather

All McBain, All the Time

All McBain, All the Time

Readers of this site know my affinity for Ed McBain, specifically his series of police-procedural novels set in the 87th Precinct. Late last year, during a review of a Lawrence Block book entitled Ronald Rabbit Is a Dirty Old Man, I said McBain would be on my Mount Rushmore of favorite writers. In fact, after … Continue reading All McBain, All the Time

Review of Lawrence Block’s Ronald Rabbit Is a Dirty Old Man

Review of Lawrence Block’s Ronald Rabbit Is a Dirty Old Man

If I was asked to recreate Mount Rushmore using the faces of my four favorite authors, the monument would include Stephen King (no introduction needed), Ed McBain (prolific writer of crime fiction, best known for his 87th Precinct police procedurals), Joe Abercrombie (the best fantasy writer working today; yes, even better than George R. R. … Continue reading Review of Lawrence Block’s Ronald Rabbit Is a Dirty Old Man

Catching Up With Keith Minnion

Catching Up With Keith Minnion

The Introduction “Jack of all trades, master of none” is a saying that has a ring of truth to it…unless it’s being used to describe Keith Minnion. In his case, the saying could be changed to “Jack of all trades, master of all,” and I’m not just blowing smoke up his arse when I say … Continue reading Catching Up With Keith Minnion

All Pronzini, All the Time

All Pronzini, All the Time

Bill Pronzini, award-winning author who has written across numerous genres, has been churning out top-notch fiction for over forty-five years. While many of his standalone novels are fantastic (my favorite of which is The Crimes of Jordan Wise, which I reviewed here many moons ago. Run out and read it now, if you haven’t already; … Continue reading All Pronzini, All the Time