The Law of Zombies Jul26

The Law of Zombies

Zombies had grabbed the attention of lawyers and judges centuries before The Walking Dead premiered on AMC. I refer to a special species of zombies—the ones introduced in Chapter 7 of my newest Rachel Gold mystery, THE DEAD HAND: Their lawyers call them, “high net-worth individuals prepared to shoulder the responsibility for providing wealth for future generations and essential funding for important causes even after they are no longer with us.” Benny calls them zombies. And since zombies are already dead, they’re hard to kill. Let me explain: As a lawyer by day, I try to feature one curious legal concept in each of my novels. Past examples...

Books ON WISCONSIN

When I was in second grade, I had a teacher who used history class to teach us about Wisconsin. We spent the school year learning cool stuff about our state. We were lucky enough to have lots of field trips to all sorts of historical places and important Wisconsin places. It was that school year when I learned about the Milwaukee Historical Society and the Wisconsin Historical Society. Even at that age I thought it was great that a group would take over buildings and preserve them so future generations could learn from them and appreciate them. The Wisconsin Historical Society also publishes books and sponsors other media to help people...

Shane Kuhn: The ASSET Interview

Jon: Shane, I’m a huge fan of the your John Lago books so I need to know, are we going to see more of him? Shane: Absolutely. I will never abandon my soul brother John and soul sister Alice. And as long as people keep asking this question and wanting to see them again, I will keep writing books in that series. I have a concept for my next Lago novel and I think people are going to love it. It will be more outrageous than the first two books combined and I plan to work on it over the next several months. Jon: Where did Kennedy (THE ASSET) come from? He’s quite different that John Lago… Shane: Like all of the characters I write, Kennedy...

LAST FAIR DEAL GONE DOWN By Ace Atkins Reviewed

LAST FAIR DEAL GONE DOWN Ace Atkins writer Marco Finnegan artist July 2016 12-Gauge comics I am a fan of Ace Atkins going way back. I’m also a huge fan of comics. When Ace told me that his Nick Travers books were going to be done as graphic novels I got excited. Here is a review I did back in 1998 for CROSSROAD BLUES: “This book sucked me in right from the start. It doesn’t hurt that I’m a sucker for Blues lore and love reading about it. So reading books with a protagonist that is an authority on the blues is to perfect. And Nick Travers is a great character. He’s funny, he’s smart and he’s tough. He’s an ex-pro football player...

Review of REVOLVER by Duane Swierczynski Jul18

Review of REVOLVER by Duane Swierczynski

REVOLVER Duane Swierczynski July 19, 2016 Mulholland Books A policeman gunned down in a bar. A homicide detective stalking an ex-con. A forensic scientist who can’t let the murder go. All members of the same family separated by 50 years and compelled by a murder that that has ripped through the generations. In 1965, Stan Walczak is gunned down with his partner in a neighborhood bar in Philadelphia. In 1995, his son is compelled to stalk the man who has long been suspected as the murderer following his release from jail on an unrelated murder. In 2015, his granddaughter returns home from college where she is studying forensic science...