Interview with a Death Investigator, Part I of II

Some of the images and written descriptions may be difficult for some of our readers to view. Please use caution. Joseph Scott Morgan is a man in the truest sense. He was a death investigator from 1985 to 2005, first in New Orleans then in Atlanta. Think about that for a second… 20 years on the front lines, staring into the abyss. Then, like the man said, the abyss looked back. Long and hard. Joe, as I like to call him, was medically retired in 2005 with PTSD. Now, what makes him a man to me is that he went through all that and came out even more human t han he was when he started. He is one of the realest people I have ever spoken...

Review of The Selena Trilogy by Greg Barth

THE┬áSELENA TRILOGY by Greg Barth All Due Respect Books 2015 Book 1┬áSELENA Book 2 DIESEL THERAPY Book 3 SUICIDE LOUNGE I got this package in the mail. It was heavy, dense I knew this was going to be something different purely by feel. I tear it open and these 3 books fall out. The covers are all red and feature variations of the same punk rock looking girl, 1st with a shotgun, 2nd in handcuffs, and the 3rd wielding a Tanto blade. Her make up is running and she does not look like a pleasant young lady.   Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Selena. Selena is in her 20s, a full time stripper, a part time hooker, and a full time addict. You already...

Review of Please Kill Me

PLEASE KILL ME Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain Grove Press 1996/20th Anniversary Edition 8/6/2016 I remember the exact first time I saw this book. It was 1996 and I had cut school and gone to Harvard Square. This filthy gutter punk girl was sitting outside the T station and reading it. I remember the contrast between the dirt on her skin to the pristine white cover of the hardcover edition. I asked her about it and she let me look at the book. She said she stole it from Newbury Comics. I found out years later that that girl died of a heroin OD. Anyway, I ended up securing a copy – I think via the library. This book was a rabbit hole...

Review of THE GATES OF JANUS by Ian Brady

THE GATES OF JANUS Ian Brady 2015 Feral House You are reading this review in CrimeSpree Magazine, which means I’m into crime. I find crime fascinating. However, my wheelhouse is Organized Crime. Serial killers were never a thing I found myself drawn to in the past. When it comes to killing, there are things I understand and things I don’t. When I read something like, “Ralphie was shot 2x in the head and was left in the trunk of a car. The boss ordered it because Ralphie was skimming drug profits,” – that I understand. It’s business. When it comes to torture there are things I understand and things I...

Review of DISCO’S OUT, MURDER’S IN by ...

DISCO’S OUT, MURDER’S IN Heath Mattioli and David Spacone Illustrated by Raymond Pettibon 2015 Feral House Some people identify with being Punk or Metal. I fall into the Punk category. As far back as I can remember, Punk Rock has been the dominating soundtrack of my life. Yeah, some Metal bands do it for me but, for the most part, it’s not the type of music that moves me. I have a very good comprehension of the history of Punk. From The Stooges to The Ramones to Black Flag, I know those stories. One part of that history held unanswered questions for me. I’ve read GET IN THE VAN by Henry Rollins many times. It’s...