When Motivated Mercenaries Meet Mass Murder

Blackjack by Andrew Vachss. Cross is a mercenary. He works for the money. If you pay him he'll get the job done. But if the other side decides to pay him more he'll get that job done too. Thus his name, Cross. He rolls with a squad of misfits and extremists who he's collected over … Continue reading When Motivated Mercenaries Meet Mass Murder

A Sense of Humor So Bad It’s Criminal

Crime Stories by J.A. Konrath. I'm a member of the #WritingCommunity on Twitter. There we learn to support fellow writers and give positive reviews whenever possible. It's supportive and inclusive and welcoming. It's a great place to be a writer. Unfortunately, not even that training can cause me to give this collection of short stories … Continue reading A Sense of Humor So Bad It’s Criminal

Femme Fatale or Femme Mort?

The Kill-Off by Jim Thompson. Luane Devore is from wealth, though in the years since she came into her inheritance she's squandered it. Only the house remains in which she lays in bed wasting away with an unnamed illness. To fill her days she sleeps and tells lies. Using her phone she gossips around town … Continue reading Femme Fatale or Femme Mort?