SHOT All TO HELL by Mark Lee Gardner

I love Westerns. Ever since I was a kid, it didn’t matter if it was John Wayne or Clint Eastwood or if it was some fantasy like spaghetti western or a Sam Peckinpah sweat drenched nightmare. Also I didn’t care if it was based on historical fact or was the creation of some long forgotten screenwriter. I just loved westerns. My dad turned me onto them when I was very young. I will forever be thankful for that. As years passed, I’d start to learn more of the history surrounding certain legends portrayed in the films I’d grown up with. Like for instance how Wyatt Earp wasn’t that much of a hero or that Billy the Kid was a complete psychopath....

Whitey Bulger-America’s Most Wanted Gangster and t...

WHITEY BULGER W.W.  Norton Pub date: October 7th, 2013 In June 2011, I was having a conversation with a co-worker about the fate of Whitey Bulger. I took the position that he was dead. I figured somebody found him, dropped him and made the body disappear. My co-worker firmly believed he was still alive. I figured if we found Bin Laden, we should have been able to locate an Irish Mobster from South Boston. Anyway literally a week later you could imagine my surprise that Bulger had been captured in California after 16 years on the run. I was blown away. I couldn’t fathom anything else but the motherfucker being dead. Then I thought to myself...

DEAD SET by Richard Kadrey

DEAD SET Harper Collins Pub date: October 29th, 2013 Sometimes something comes out of left field. Something that you least expected. Something that you never saw coming. You could call it a surprise if you like. Sometimes those can suck. Others can turn out to be pleasant experiences. So I got this package in the mail a week or 2 back. It contained a copy of Richard Kadrey’s new stand-alone young adult novel. That right there gave me pause. I thought to myself “Richard Kadrey wrote a YA novel….holy shit”. It didn’t take long for my surprise to give way to curiosity. I needed to get to the bottom of this. It’s not like I expected to be...