Bouchercon Anthony Award NOMINATIONS

ANTHONY AWARD NOMINATIONS  REGISTER HERE!   BEST NOVEL  THE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD by Attica Locke GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny THE FORCE by Don Winslow BEST FIRST NOVEL  HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE by Kellye Garrett SHE RIDES SHOTGUN by Jordan Harper THE DRY by Jane Harper RAGGEDd; or, THE LOVELIEST LIES OF ALL by Christopher Irvin THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK by Kristen Lepionka BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL UNCORKING A LIE by Nadine Nettmann BAD BOY BOOGIE by Thomas Pluck WHAT WE WRECKEN by Eryk Pruitt THE DAY I DIED by Lori Rader-Day CAST THE FIRST STONE by James W. Ziskin BILL CRIDER AWARD...

Movie Review: Avengers Infinity War May04

Movie Review: Avengers Infinity War

Avengers Infinity War Review by Sean Robert Lay 2007 seems like a long time ago. Movies based upon Marvel comic books were grasping for air and had one foot in their grave. Brett Ratner had just destroyed the X-Men, Daredevil was a total garbage pile, Hulk was an (slight pun intended) abomination and Peter Parker had just emo danced all over our broken hearts. An announcement was made in that year everyone scoffed at immediately. Marvel wanted their chance to make their mark with what few properties they hadn’t prostituted away to other companies and Iron Man was in production. It couldn’t be good? Right? I mean, it was a character that no...

INTERVIEW WITH JON TALTON

Jon Talton is a fourth-generation Arizonan, the author of 11 novels, and a former columnist for the Arizona Republic. Talton now lives in Seattle, where he is the economics columnist for the Seattle Times and writes the blog Rogue Columnist. His latest novel, THE BOMB SHELTER,  is now. Mike Barson: The jumping-off point for the story is the bombing death of a Phoenix newspaper reporter some forty years ago. Is that a case that has long fascinated you? If so, why? Since I began the David Mapstone Mysteries, readers have encouraged me to take on the 1976 murder of Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles. I do this in a fictionalized way with The...

Interview with C.J.Box Apr24

Interview with C.J.Box

Mike Barson: We are now 18 volumes along in the Joe Pickett saga, and he and the girls seem to be aging almost in real time. How old are you prepared to let Joe get? Hopefully the Wyoming Game Service doesn’t have an enforced age limit for its wardens. C.J.Box: As you know, the novels happen in real time and Joe Pickett is now 52.  Not all of the books take place a year from the last (sometimes they’re a few months from the previous book or even back-to-back) so I foresee Joe Pickett going for a long time.  I think when Joe Pickett is ready to retire I likely will be as well. MB: The ecological issue in this novel involves both eagles...

Book Review:  ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN Apr12

Book Review: ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN

ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN THE DELUXE EDITION April 2018 DC Comics From the DC Comics page on the book: “Join us for the 80th anniversary celebration of the most important comic book in American history: ACTION COMICS #1, featuring the first appearance of Superman! It’s an extraordinary party as we revisit stories from across the decades, featuring the debuts of not just the Man of Tomorrow, but also Supergirl, Brainiac, the Fortress of Solitude and more! See the work of generations of top writers and artists on the original superhero! Enjoy sparkling essays from literary wizards who have won Pulitzer Prizes and hit the bestseller...