Recommended Reads. June 2013

Richard Godwin – One Lost Summer Richard Godwin’s masterful One Lost Summer is a sweltering, intense noir set amongst London’s rich and powerful.  A claustrophobic, psychological study of obsession and loss, voyeurism and sex, with echoes of Simenon, Highsmith and Hitchcock. Col Bury – The Cops Of Manchester Another hard-hitting and realistic collection of flashContinue reading “Recommended Reads. June 2013”

Recommended Read: Skin Deep by Timothy Hallinan

It all starts in a bar. Los Angeles based Private Eye Simeon Grist is getting nicely souses and trying to pick up the barmaid when in walks the aptly named Toby Vane.  Vane is the star of a prime time television show who gets his kicks beating up women. When he starts to slap aroundContinue reading “Recommended Read: Skin Deep by Timothy Hallinan”

Short, Sharp Interview: Timothy Hallinan

PDB: Can you pitch The Bone Polisher  in 25 words or less?    Someone is murdering gay men in West Hollywood, and the cops don’t care.  It’s up to a private eye who’s losing his nerve. PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently?    Ides of March, The Girl withContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Timothy Hallinan”