Review: Wiseguys run rampant in Murder at Venegoni’s

Alright, youse guys, listen up. There’s this book about mobsters, see… Murder at Venegoni’s. Written by some wiseguy screenwriter by the name of Christopher M. Rutledge. It’s like The Godfather–only without all that ruminatin’ that characters do. If that’s the kind of read you’re looking for, fuhgeddaboutit! Rutledge ain’t got time for that. There’s too … More Review: Wiseguys run rampant in Murder at Venegoni’s

Review: South California Purples a gritty, 1970’s-era Western crime thriller

by G. Robert Frazier Ty Dawson just can’t catch a break. After serving as a military police officer, Dawson wants nothing more than to live out his life in peace and quiet. But in the turbulent 1970s—as America’s last soldiers return home from Vietnam amid protests and political upheaval—even the remote region of Meriwether County … More Review: South California Purples a gritty, 1970’s-era Western crime thriller

Review: Paranoia runs deep in Patrick Flanery’s I Am No One

By G. Robert Frazier If you’ve ever wondered if Big Brother is watching you, you’d know how Jeffrey O’Keefe feels. A professor at New York University following a ten-year stint at Oxford University in England, O’Keefe is the unfortunate narrator in Patrick Flanery’s third novel, I Am No One ($16, Tim Duggan Books). Though his … More Review: Paranoia runs deep in Patrick Flanery’s I Am No One

Mystery, thrills abound in this summer reading list

by G. Robert Frazier Looking for a good read this summer? Here are a few excellent books for your consideration: Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash is a frenetic, frantic, frustrating and, above all, fun read. Habash is the product of an MFA program at New York University and the fiction reviews … More Mystery, thrills abound in this summer reading list