Crime Fiction

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

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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….

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…