I am going to buck the trends, and not join those who love this book. There is much to like. Pollock’s prose is terrific, at times starkly poetic. The images … Continue reading “The Devil All The Time” by Donald Ray Pollock, or Good Lord, this is a bleak and depressing book …
This is an outstanding blend of police procedural/thriller and, honestly, a love story. Guild’s strengths are his characters and his rock solid prose. He has the knack of creating very … Continue reading “Blood Ties,” by Nicholas Guild, or “Why isn’t this book a movie yet?”
No one today writes crime novels the way Wilkie Collins did, nor should they. Collins, a contemporary of Charles Dickens, is best known for atmospheric works such as “The Moonstone” … Continue reading “Jezebel’s Daughter,” by Wilkie Collins: Murder and mystery the old-fashioned way
This new novel from Nicholas Guild is a damned good read — at once a deeply intriguing historical novel and a keep-the-pages-turning tale of intrigue and suspense. The novel is … Continue reading “The Ironsmith,” by Nicholas Guild: An outstanding historical novel
It looked like a horror novel. It really did. Peter Straub’s name in big, bold letters, was the most dominant feature on the cover. A pair of hell-blazing eyes peered … Continue reading “The Hellfire Club,” by Peter Straub
Finding a literary agent to represent your work to publishers is a tough gig. Agents see hundreds, if not thousands, of author queries every year, and take on only a … Continue reading Seeking a literary agent? Here are some tips
I have a short horror piece in a new anthology called “Eldritch Embraces: Putting the Love Back in Lovecraft.” Dragon’s Roost Press is the publisher, and the theme is stories … Continue reading Ready for some Cowboys and Cthulhu?