2022 was a tough bastard. For so many reasons. With that pointed out, it’s no surprise there wasn’t as much literary action. But there is a top five. There’s always got to be one. And the books I read were all killer. As always, the top five for the year aren’t made up solely ofContinue reading “Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2022”
A. J. Devlin’s freshman book “Cobra Clutch” won the 2019 Arthur Ellis Award and was named a finalist for the 2019 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards. Not a bad feat for old “Hammerhead” Jed, who this month returns in the kickass “Five Moves of Doom,” the third muscle-flexing entry in Devlin’s tough-as-nails, banana-shaking crime series.Continue reading “FIVE MOVES OF DOOM – Review and interview with A.J. Devlin”
Author Nevada McPherson’s book, Poser, new this year from Outcast Press, throws readers to the ugly side of life, then delivers us into the even uglier suburbs of affluence and privilege. McPherson’s debut novel comes with a mess of problems for Ambrose, a small potatoes drug pusher and our lead character, who is a lotContinue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: Poser by Nevada McPherson”
Thank you to Col’s Criminal Library for taking the time to review the first in Barker Mysteries, “Monterey Noir.” I appreciate the kind words and loved the review. Read the review here. Get your hands on a copy of Monterey Noir here, in kindle, print, and audio book.
My latest nonfiction book for The History Press, “Murder & Mayhem in Tucson,” was featured this morning in The Arizona Daily Star for a story on southern Arizona authors. Thank you to them and writer Helene Woodhams for the mention! Read the article here and get your hands on Murder & Mayhem in Tucson here!
The year 2022 is upon us. In my mind, however, it should still be early 2021, but time is ever elusive and waits for no one. In 2020, I set my eyes upon a total of thirty books. This last year, in 2021, I read only fifteen. No clue what happened. I enjoyed amazing work,Continue reading “Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2021”
In “Jacob, A Denouement in One Act,” author K.A. Schultz spun an elegant, dark tale around the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Her ability to weave silky prose while at the same time cooking up dark, delectable literary bites is on full display with her newest collection of stories, “Anathelogium: Poetry & Prose fromContinue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: K.A. Schultz on her new collection, Anathelogium: Poetry & Prose from the Neither”
There are two writers I look forward to reading every year: Stephen King and Dietrich Kalteis. Like King, Dietrich is a writer readers can count on to produce compelling stories on a regular basis. His intense latest thriller, like many of his prior novels, takes us back to an era when life wasn’t as peachy.Continue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: Author Dietrich Kalteis on Under an Outlaw Moon”
My fifth nonfiction book, “Murder & Mayhem in Tucson,” will be available everywhere Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. Punk Noir Magazine had a few nice words to say about the new book, which features tales of death and destruction of Tucson, Arizona, and the surrounding area. Read their review here! Copies for the book can beContinue reading “Murder and Mayhem in Tucson reviewed in Punk Noir”
Broken people in a broken system. Could describe us all. Each of us are damaged goods in some way. Definitely sums up the cast of characters in the historical, noir-injected book, “I’ll Pray When I’m Dying,” the latest from author Stephen J. Golds. “Broken” is a word that deftly describes our lead protagonists, Ben HughesContinue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: I’ll Pray When I’m Dying with Stephen J. Golds”