Crime Fiction

Crime fiction fictionalises crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives.

The Last Good Kiss

The Last Good Kiss

I really never gave genre fiction a fair shake. I've read it on and off over the years, but it wasn't until the last few years that I figured out that I can't g...
Cutter and Bone

Cutter and Bone

I decided, after reading one too many post-modern literary books, that I'd try a new genre. That being California crime fiction. I had no idea what to expect, h...
The Silver Swan

The Silver Swan

I'm honestly not certain why authors write books under pseudonyms. I mean I kind of get it. If you want to write something as a passion project, or for fun, and...
Christine Falls

Christine Falls

I can't believe that an author would go through the painstaking process of writing a novel and then not put his own name on it. Granted, when you're known as a ...
A Dangerous Man

A Dangerous Man

The folks at Random House were nice enough to send me the second book in this trilogy, Six Bad Things. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, so I went onto ...
Caught Stealing

Caught Stealing

There's nothing like reading the first book of a trilogy after you've read the second. It's like watching the Star Wars or the Godfather series--all out of orde...
Six Bad Things

Six Bad Things

I didn't really realize this book was a sequel until I was half way through it. I didn't know it was the second in a planned trilogy until I was practically fin...
Matchstick Men

Matchstick Men

I had no expectation that this was going to be a great work of literature. I didn't think it was going to change my life, make me believe in a higher power or c...
The Cold Six Thousand

The Cold Six Thousand

I'm assuming Ellroy's editor was afraid to say anything to him, lest he be dragged behind James' car or garroted with a length of piano wire. This is the only p...