Monday, January 30, 2012

Wee Rockets by Gerard Brennan

My review of Gerard Brennan's Wee Rockets is up at spinetingler.

Give it a look right HERE.

What was the last good crime novel about kids before this one?

The Shotgun Rule by Charlie Huston was pretty badass. Has there been another one lately?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Justified - "Cut Ties"

My review of "Cut Ties," the latest episode of Justified, is up at spinetingler.

Check out my review HERE.

Good stuff this week, especially cool to see Art get his hands dirty with a suspect.

Also got Rachel popping a dude in the head like his head was a whack-a-mole and her gun was the fucking mallet. Some cold shit.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Justified - "The Gunfighter"

My review of the season premiere of season three of Justified, "The Gunfighter," is up at spinetingler.

Give it a look-see over HERE.

Michael Dinner, who did the pilot and last year's season finale episode for the series, directed this one handsomely.

Looking at the guy's imdb page, dude has done a ton of work in TV for the last almost thirty years.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Why Crime?

My first blog post for Crime Factory's new blog is up! It's called "Why Crime?" because I'm so fucking clever like that.

Check that shit out HERE.

While you're over there, look around, stay awhile. There's a whole bunch of good content up there and a ton more coming.

Drawing Dead by JJ DeCeglie

My review of JJ DeCeglie's Drawing Dead is up at spinetingler.

Give it a look HERE.

DeCeglie dedicates the book to Charles Willeford, Jim Thompson and John Dahl, which reminds the Nerd of THIS old article from early in this blog's run.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Drop by Howard Linskey

My review of Howard Linskey's debut novel The Drop is up at spinetingler.

Check that shit out HERE.

Funny how this came out the same year as Michael Connelly released a novel of the same name.

If I had to guess though, only one of these books features an enforcer who really likes to use power drills...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Crime Factory Vol. 2 No. 9

My Crime Sleeper Double Feature on Paul Schrader's Blue Collar (1978) and American Gigolo (1980) entitled "In America, Establishment Fuck You!" is in the new issue of Crime Factory on pages 94-99.

Check that shit out HERE.

Really great issue this month, with shit from Ray Banks, Tom Piccirilli, Scott Phillips and a hell of a lot more folks in there as well.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Dig Two Graves by Eric Beetner

My review of Eric Beetner's Dig Two Graves is up at spinetingler.

Check that shit out HERE.

Looking forward to checking out more of Beetner's shit soon.

If you're a long-time reader of my shit, yer gonna want to check this one out for sure.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Best Myster/Crime Fiction of 2011

We've got four best books of the year lists from myself, R Thomas Brown, Garrett Kenyon, and Brian Lindenmuth over at spinetingler.

Check out that shit right HERE.

Look at that goofy book! He's fuckin crazy!