AUGUST SNOW by Stephen Mack Jones Reviewed

AUGUST SNOW Stephen Mack Jones 2017 Soho Crime Sometimes you pick up a book and from the very first paragraph you just feel something click and you find yourself unable to put it down. AUGUST SNOW is one of these books. August Snow is an ex-cop native of Detroit. His father was an African American police officer and his Mother Mexican American. He grew up in a part of the city called Mexicantown. He followed his Dad’s footsteps and joined the force but after opening an investigation into corruption he was dismissed. This was followed by a lawsuit which he won. Disenchanted with his life and the city he grew up in August took his 12 million...

Blue Madonna by James R Benn Reviewed

BLUE MADONNA James R. Benn 2016 Soho Crime 1942, war has been declared and Billy Boyle is a Second Lieutenant fresh from Officers’ Candidate School and on his way to England. He’s never been outside his native and beloved Boston where he serves as one of the youngest and newest police detectives. Thanks to his mother’s meddling and a distant family relationship, Billy is assigned to a general’s command thinking this will keep him safe. But “Uncle Ike” has different plans for Billy. General Eisenhower, the shirt-tail relation, creates the Office of Special Investigations which handles crimes that need to be solved and kept very quiet....

SOHO CRIME  CRIMESPREE Bouchercon Party Sep06

SOHO CRIME CRIMESPREE Bouchercon Party

Greetings, Friday night at Bouchercon after the Anthony Awards we are hosting a party with SOHO Press. The location is Ernst Cafe, there is a link below. Hope to see you there Jon and Ruth and the Crimespree Wrecking Crew...

THE GUN by Fuminori Nakamura Reviewed

THE GUN Fuminori Nakamura Soho Press January 2016 A bored university student, Nishikawa, one night wanders through the dark streets of Tokyo and discovers a gun beside a bloody body. Instantly fascinated by the weapon, he steals it—and his mundane life degrades into a blur of violent fantasies. Soon he is battling the vile impulses of an all-consuming obsession: he must fire the gun. Possessed by his mania, he stalks his victims. But can he kill? THE GUN is Nakamura’s skillful foray into the mind of madness. He leaves noir to enter raw blackness, leading you down a dim road to an even darker end. From the haunting prose to the breathless...

INNOCENCE, OR, MURDER ON STEEP STREET Reviewed

INNOCENCE, OR, MURDER ON STEEP STREET Heda Margolius Kovaly June 2015 Soho Crime Prague in the 1950’s is a city steeped in distrust, politics and the knowledge that your friends and neighbors might sell you out to the government at any given time. Looking over your shoulder and watching what you say lest you disappear is ingrained in daily life. Helena and her husband Karel had lovely jobs…until a casual acquaintance with the wrong person lands Karel in prison indefinitely. Helena loses her good office job but manages to find work at a movie theatre while she waits for word about Karel. When a young boy is murdered, the police descend on...