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My Review of Bill Loehfelm’s Fine New Crime Novel

Post-Katrina New Orleans, with its thriving French Quarter, its still-ruined neighborhoods, its scandal-riddled police force and its often obnoxious tourists, has been the setting for a couple of outstanding crime novels, including James Lee Burke’s The Tin Roof Blowdown and … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk”? Award-Winning Noir Novelist Bill Loehfelm!

Bill Loehfelm’s first three novels, Fresh Kills, Bloodroot, and The Devil She Knows, are outstanding. Each is set in his native Staten Island. When I caught up with Bill last week at Bouchercon, the huge crime-fiction conference, he was excited … Continue reading

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A Strange and Wonderful New Book From Sara Gran

Sara Gran’s quirky new crime novel, “Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead,” is an oddly appealing mix of the mystical and the hard-boiled.  And she’s one of the most original prose stylists around. You can read my Associated … Continue reading

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