Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2022

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”

FIVE MOVES OF DOOM – Review and interview with A.J. Devlin

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”

REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: A.J. Devlin ‘Hammerhead’ Jed Mystery Series Author

It’s hard to compare “Hammerhead” Jed Ounstead with other fictional detectives – as I’ve not really come across any characters quite like him. He’s got the smoothness of a Phillip Marlowe, say if Marlowe was an ex-pro wrestler with a quirky set of family members and a penchant for banana milkshakes. Or perhaps he’s moreContinue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: A.J. Devlin ‘Hammerhead’ Jed Mystery Series Author”