This week sees the release of my latest Kinetic Force novella, a 16,000+ word story of U.S. Ranger Milo “Predator” White heading home to Detroit, MI for some RnR time with his family and getting caught up in a conflict between his brother’s urban farming and wine-making project and a local gang. What follows could […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: HANG TOUGH"
Synopsis: Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) and Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough) live a quiet life out in the sticks, he working lumber and she working at the register in a local shop. When Mandy catches the attention of the leader of a passing group of culty zealots, Jeremiah Sand (Linus Roache), they find themselves caught up […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: MANDY"
After giving Alan Grofield an excellent fourth and unfortunately final novel with LEMONS NEVER LIE (check out last week’s entry for our review), Donald E. Westlake returned to the world of Richard Stark’s more popular character for another exercise in the sort of hard crime fiction that edges into the world of horror. DEADLY EDGE […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: DEADLY EDGE"
This week sees the release of my mini-collection of sword and sorcery stories starring fighting man Vasily: DAYS OF HIGH ADVENTURE. To celebrate, I thought I would talk a little bit about the inspirations behind my hero and show his place in the pantheon of swords and sorcery fiction. Also presented here is the entire […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: DAYS OF HIGH ADVENTURE"
Reviewed by: Daniel R. and Trista K. Robichaud While going to the Alamo Drafthouse in the months leading up to its 2016 release, Trista and I had been seeing provocative trailers and posters for an upcoming feature by the name of THE HANDMAIDEN (2016). Those trailers and posters were alluring, mixtures of gothic, Korean, and […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: THE HANDMAIDEN"
After a month away, reading scary books for October, it’s nice to be back with the Considering Westlake series. Today we pick up with Westlake’s penname Richard Stark, finishing off one of his series and in sighting distance of the looong hiatus that was to come to Mr. Stark’s overall output. Alan Grofield is an […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: LEMONS NEVER LIE"