Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2021

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”

REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: K.A. Schultz on her new collection, Anathelogium: Poetry & Prose from the Neither

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”

REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: I’ll Pray When I’m Dying with Stephen J. Golds

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”

Hoosier Noir at the Bar (virtual) is Saturday, April 17

Join us for a chill afternoon of crime. The folks at Hoosier Noir have assembled an amazing list of authors to read from their work for a virtual Noir at the Bar. The Hoosier Noir at the Bar will be held on Saturday, April 17, starting at 7 pm eastern time. I’ll read from myContinue reading “Hoosier Noir at the Bar (virtual) is Saturday, April 17”

Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2020

It was a year of weariness and masks, deaths and destruction, and a tough one on all of us. Staying home more than normal also meant changes in routines, or more accurately the loss of routine, and struggling to wear anything more than sweat pants and a robe, much less keep up with the news.Continue reading “Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2020”

Collective Darkness: a Horror Anthology book review

For a horror anthology, starting with a sense of affection may seem a bit off genre, but when you crack open the book and read the forward, the introduction, and the summation, the passion for the project shines. We’ve all read the following words before, but this book is indeed a labor of love. WithContinue reading “Collective Darkness: a Horror Anthology book review”

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”

Out now: Shotgun Honey Presents: Recoil

And featuring my Sam the Thug tale, “Kerouac’s Second Scroll.” Order copies (print and ebook) from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. From the publisher: In its fourth installment, Shotgun Honey presents twenty-three tales of crime that will hit so hard that the recoil will be felt long after the stories are done. With new andContinue reading “Out now: Shotgun Honey Presents: Recoil”

B.C. Blues Crime fiction series: Interview with Author R.M. Greenaway

R.M. Greenaway has a hell of a way with words. She’s firmly situated as the captain of the ship when it comes to stark police procedurals. Her B.C. Blues Crime series takes readers to the criminal underbelly of beautiful British Columbia, into the minds of twisted souls, and those committed to bringing them to justice.Continue reading “B.C. Blues Crime fiction series: Interview with Author R.M. Greenaway”

BOOK REVIEW: Black Souls An adventure across cultures

Sabina Gabrielli Carrara’s thriller Black Souls welcomes readers to both Ireland and Italy, but you don’t have to live there to enjoy her dark psychological tale of murder and family intrigue. In Black Souls we follow the charmed life of Lola Owen, a woman of Italian descent living peacefully with her husband and children inContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Black Souls An adventure across cultures”