Noir at the Bar – October 26th, 2018

It’s going to get mysterious and maybe even a tad illegal down in Monterey on Friday, October 26, at the East Village Coffee Lounge. Look for trench coats, a suspicious marine layer rolling in like spilled pea soup, shady-looking folks in sunglasses, or just a gaggle of writerly types skipping along in the fog. WhenContinue reading “Noir at the Bar – October 26th, 2018”

American Static: interview with Author Tom Pitts

Some writers are like doctors. They have the stuff you need right when you need it most. Tom Pitts is an author like that. Having read American Static at a time when I was thirsty for a blast of literary danger, the book was like the tall beer Tom’s holding in his author photo. ItContinue reading “American Static: interview with Author Tom Pitts”

Interview with Clean Sweep author Michael J. Clark

Not every day is peaches and cream. Some days are just terrible. But when you find a good read, it’s always peaches and cream. This was the case when I read Michael J. Clark’s debut crime novel Clean Sweep, out this month from the fine folks over at ECW Press. It’s all warm and fuzzy,Continue reading “Interview with Clean Sweep author Michael J. Clark”

Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2017

The year 2017 will go down in history for a lot of reasons; some of those reasons being the addition of quality literature to the libraries of the world’s dwindling army of readers. Over the last year, possibly in an attempt to cower from real world political poison, I’ve disappeared into 20 books, including nonfictionContinue reading “Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2017”

Cornell Woolrich, quit staring at me

The streets get gritty and mean. Cold shadows keep the sun from hitting the pavement and those passing by bump into you with a snort and no apologies. If you’re lucky you see a set of bleak eyes staring out from under a shaded hat, piercing you with desire, and not the lustful kind, butContinue reading “Cornell Woolrich, quit staring at me”

Noir at the Bar – Seaside, Calif., Oct. 2017

Thanks to all the great authors who came out for last night’s event at The Press Club in Seaside, CA, and to everyone else who gave us their Friday night. From bodies in trunks to bodies full of junk, these folks make an impression and got the criminal minds flowing. Special thanks to Dietrick KalteisContinue reading “Noir at the Bar – Seaside, Calif., Oct. 2017”

Deitrich Kalteis interview on punk and words

It’s always a delight to sit down with authors and talk shop. It’s especially cool when you get to sit down with one you admire. I got lucky with Dietrich Kalteis. His new book, Zero Avenue, is out Tuesday. The book features a gritty punk tale of crime and survival and takes no prisoners in itsContinue reading “Deitrich Kalteis interview on punk and words”

Noir at the Bar – October 20th, 2017

Picture yourself in a dimly lit room. A light bulb hangs from the ceiling, swinging slowly to and fro, as if an ethereal skeletal hand had reached down from the inky shadows and tapped it. Beneath the light are a series of faces with dark shadows for eyes and grim, black lines for mouths. TheContinue reading “Noir at the Bar – October 20th, 2017”