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DAREDEVIL: CHINATOWN by Charles Soule, Ron Garney, & Matt Milla

July 30, 2016

It’s been a while since I checked in with Daredevil. The last I’d read, he was out in San Francisco, and the scripts were by Mark Waid. I enjoyed the first graphic novel because Waid is always entertaining, but for some reason the story never quite came together for me. No reason in particular. The […]

QUARRY’S CHOICE by Max Allan Collins

January 20, 2015

I have a lot of memories of the late 1960s and 1970s, and most of those memories are tied to books I read in those years. I discovered Tarzan of the Apes, Doc Savage, the Shadow, and others. Those books became the building blocks of my own writing career. I learned a lot about plot […]

STAR CARRIER: EARTH STRIKE by Ian Douglas

September 1, 2014

Ian Douglas has been pumping out military science fiction under this pseudonym and others as well as his own for years. So he’s quite good at it. Earth Strike is the first in the Star Carrier series, which is now up to book five in releases while the author is busy working on book six. […]

I AM THE WEAPON by Allen Zadoff

September 1, 2014

Allen Zadoff has dug into the YA suspense/spy market that has gone largely untouched. Since Anthony Horowitz stopped writing the Alex Rider novels (why, Anthony????), there exists a vacuum in this area that needs filling. Zadoff comes close with his Boy Nobody series, now called the Unknown Assassin series. This first book is a zinger […]

CITY OF THE BEAST/WARRIORS OF MARS by Michael Moorcock

August 31, 2014

Michael Moorcock originally wrote the first Michael Kane book under the name Edward P. Bradbury. I read the DAW version of the book back in the 1970s, I think, and the book carried both titles City of the Beast or Warriors of Mars. I enjoyed the book a lot when I was a kid because […]

WIDE SPOT IN THE ROAD by Wayne D. Dundee

August 17, 2014

Wide Spot in the Road was the first Jack Laramie Drifter Detective novella I’ve read in the series. The premise is interesting, kind of a Jim Rockford (only a little tougher in the clinches) who lives in the back of his horse trailer and roves Texas looking for work. Jack Laramie is the grandson of […]

DEATHWORMS OF KRATOS by Richard Avery (Edmund Cooper)

August 17, 2014

When I was much younger, I picked up the four books in Richard Avery’s Expendables series (which he glommed onto before Sylvester Stallone and his crew of action heroes nabbed lately). Mostly I was drawn to them by the SF covers, the action, and the women (on some of the covers). As a young reader, […]

SWAMP BONES by Kathy Reichs

August 17, 2014

Lately, before the release of the new Tempe Brennan novel, author Kathy Reichs blows through a novella about her signature character that takes Tempe and the reader to a new place and usually a new corner of forensics. In this one, Tempe is on vacation (doesn’t last long because a body turns up—well, pieces of […]

FARGO by John Benteen

July 8, 2014

I bought a couple Fargo novels by John Benteen back when I was a kid. There were a lot of those books in Conda’s Swap Shop for 15 cents. I wish I could go back and buy them now. But there was another series being published under the John Benteen pseudonym and I wasn’t quite […]

SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT by Craig Johnson

May 28, 2014

Walt Longmire is a great addition to the mystery scene, and to summer television. I enjoy Walt in both mediums and like sitting down to see where his latest cases are going to take me. I also appreciate the fact that author Craig Johnson sits down every now and again and blows through a short […]