Lisa Brackmann Interview

Jon: It seems to me from reading your books that Ellie would just love to do her thing and be left alone to do it. And yet she keeps falling into these situations that just throw her life up in the air. Do you feel any guilt for doing this to her? Lisa: I feel terrible about it! Especially because I really relate to this ambition, doing my thing and being left alone to do it. But if she didn’t have problems, there wouldn’t be books. Jon: Sidney Cao seems like a new breed of Chinese, embracing capitalism and his kids fall right into it. While China has always had different classes do you think the amount of rapid growth they have seen has...

GBH by Ted Lewis reviewed

GBH Ted Lewis 2015 SoHo Press Best known for Jack Carter, the titular gangster of GET CARTER, the classic that propelled British crime fiction into a dark new direction, Ted Lewis’ subsequent body of work never gained the wider recognition that it rightly deserved. Thankfully, SoHo Press has been releasing Lewis’ work to ensure his influence on a new generation. In Lewis’ final novel, GBH, snuff film king George Fowler narrates two intersecting stories. In the swinging 70’s London, Fowler’s blue film production and distribution is at its peak. His love, Jean, helps with the business and actively participates in the films. Fowler intuitively...

HERBIE’S GAME by Timothy Hallinan

HERBIE’S GAME Timothy Hallinan July 2014 Soho Press Things are getting personal for Junior Bender. Wattles the gangster comes to see Junior about getting some information back. His office was burglarized and an important piece of paper was stolen. A piece of paper that listed the names of a chain of criminals that ultimately ended in a hit. Wattles is understandably nervous, and he convinces Junior to help him out. There’s only one person Junior can think of who could have pulled off the heist, especially in the distinctive style in which it was done—Junior’s former mentor, Herbie. When Junior pays Herbie a visit, he finds that someone has...

DEAD LIONS by Mick Herron

Soho Crime May 7th, 2013 The Slough House in London is where the MI5 screw-ups—or the “slow horses”—of the spy world are sent to ride out the rest of their careers. The agency hopes that by sending them into obscurity to push around papers they will soon quit from the boredom. They are all there for different reasons—drinking, screwing up an operation, standing in someone’s ladder-climbing way—but what they all have in common is that they want back into the action. When a low-level MI5 operative from the Cold War days is found dead on a bus of a supposed heart attack, Jackson Lamb, head of the slow horses, decides to poke around a bit for...

The Bronwen Hruska Lego Interview

Bronwen Hruska has been doing some amazing things over at SOHO and we thought it might be fun if Wonder Woman asked her a few questions....