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Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke

Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke

Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke (S&S, July 15th, 2014)-I shamefully admit that it’s been awhile since I’ve read anything by the wonderful James Lee Burke. It’s all good, though, because Wayfaring Stranger has reignited my love for his books, and I’ll be devouring the rest of them soon enough. Wayfaring Stranger could be called a thriller, I suppose. It’s paced like one at times. But, oh gosh, it’s so … Continue reading

Interview: Kenneth Mark Hoover, author of Haxan

Interview: Kenneth Mark Hoover, author of Haxan

Kenneth Mark Hoover’s supernatural western, HAXAN, just came out in June, and he kindly answered a few of my questions about the book, and more! Please give him a warm welcome! Congrats on the release of HAXAN! Will you tell us a little about it and what inspired you to write it? First of all, thank you for inviting me to the interview! I have always been a big fan … Continue reading

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway (Knopf, July 29th)-British Sergeant Lester Ferris has been sent to the (fictional) island of Mancreu to ostensibly keep the peace at the end of his career (after a rather disastrous tour in Afghanistan), as the island slowly gives way to waste and chemical abuses resulting in toxic gases that are affecting the wildlife and fauna . This “Mancreu Cauldron” will eventually destroy the island, not to … Continue reading

Ben H. Winters on World of Trouble, writing Hank Palace, and losing it all…and a giveaway

Ben H. Winters on World of Trouble, writing Hank Palace, and losing it all…and a giveaway

If you’ve followed this blog for a while, it’s no particular secret that I think Ben H. Winters’s The Last Policeman trilogy is one of the best things going out there right now, in any genre. The final book in the series, WORLD OF TROUBLE, came out yesterday, and to celebrate, a few blogs are hosting guest posts and some giveaways, and sobbing in our cups that it’s over (maybe … Continue reading

A chat, and a giveaway, with James Lee Burke, author of Wayfaring Stranger

A chat, and a giveaway, with James Lee Burke, author of Wayfaring Stranger

I am beyond thrilled to welcome James Lee Burke to the blog today! James is the author of the immensely popular Dave Robicheaux series as well as the Hackberry Holland series (and more), and, well, he’s a legend, so to celebrate the release of his new book, WAYFARING STRANGER today, we’ve got a giveaway to go along with the interview, courtesy of the immensely lovely people at Simon & Schuster! I … Continue reading

Interview: Letitia Trent, author of Echo Lake

Interview: Letitia Trent, author of Echo Lake

Please welcome Letitia Trent to the blog! Her brand new novel, ECHO LAKE, just came out from Dark House Press, and she was kind enough to answer a few of my questions about it, and more! What made you decide to dive into the world of dark gothic in Echo Lake? Will you tell us a little about it and what inspired the book? My favorite books are a little … Continue reading

Interview: Craig Davidson, author of Cataract City

Interview: Craig Davidson, author of Cataract City

This isn’t my first interview with Craig, but it is my first as Craig (I’ll let you figure the other one out :-D), but I’m thrilled to welcome him back to talk about his new book CATARACT CITY, proves he’s a brave soul by re-reading Blood Meridian, and spills a bit about his next project! I love your work, and can’t wait to get my hands on Cataract City! Will you … Continue reading

World of Trouble (The Last Policeman #3) by Ben H. Winters

World of Trouble (The Last Policeman #3) by Ben H. Winters

World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books, July 15th, 2014)-(This review assumes you’ve read the first 2 books in the series)-It’s now less than a week until an asteroid will hit Earth, one that is expected to destroy all life as we know it. Feeling the weight of the remaining days pressing down on him, Hank Palace does the thing he always been driven to do: detective work. … Continue reading

Excerpt: Echo Lake by Letitia Trent

Excerpt: Echo Lake by Letitia Trent

ECHO LAKE is Letitia Trent’s debut novel, out this month from Dark House Press. Please enjoy this excerpt, and be sure to check out the book! Excerpt from Echo Lake by Letitia Trent Christopher walked at night along the dirt roads near his parent’s house, down the same roads he’d walked as a kid and would probably walk until he died, just like that old man who lived down by … Continue reading

California by Edan Lepucki

California by Edan Lepucki

California by Edan Lepucki (Little, Brown, July 8th)-Frida and Cal are about as happy as two people can be in a post-apocalyptic America that’s refreshingly devoid of zombies. This particular apocalypse was a protracted affair, consisting of more natural catastrophes, and as the country crumbled around them, Cal and Frida did their best to survive. Now they’ve settled, more or less, in the house of a family they once knew … Continue reading

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