THE GOOD LIFE by Frank Wheeler Jr.

THE GOOD LIFE Frank Wheeler Jr. 2014 New Pulp Press The tradition of naming is taken less seriously now than in previous generations, but the responsibility of sharing a namesake has never lost the blessings and curses that come with it. At the heart of Frank Wheeler Jr.’s THE GOOD LIFE, the power and burden of family bonds are the source of conflict as much as they are an obligation for Junior, a prodigal son returning to his hometown to assume his terminal father’s position as sheriff. His father’s name, if not his reputation for spilling blood to maintain order has afforded Junior a great deal of leverage. Along with the office of...

NOIR AT THE BAR: ST. PAUL Jan23

NOIR AT THE BAR: ST. PAUL

Thursday, January 22nd saw the Twin Cities area host their fourth Noir at the Bar event. For those not familiar, Noir at the Bar is an event that allows area crime/mystery authors to read their works in pub settings. There are now Noir at the Bar events happening fairly regularly on both coasts, as well as the St. Louis are. All it takes is a group of writers willing to shake off a fear of public speaking, and a local bar willing to share their space. The result? Well, that’s where the magic is. This year’s readers were: Kristi Belcamino from Minneapolis Kent Gowran from Chicago Dan O’Shea from Chicago Jeff Shelby from Minneapolis Frank...