Tag Archives: Crime Fiction

The Dream Without a Meaning

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Time began to tick again, in fits and starts. Pain glowed in my mind like lightning in a cloud, expanding and contracting with my heartbeat. I lay on my back on a hard surface. Somewhere above … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A pulp cover by Victor Kalin. More here and here. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Notes on “The Long Goodbye”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: 1. What a wonderful book. A sprawling mini-epic with L.A. as a Potemkin paradise that, like “The Big Sleep,” is confusing as hell. More than a few times I stopped short to say, “Wait, how are these people … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Grandfather, or ‘Pa’ as he was known to the entire clan, was an old man from my earliest recollection –- just how old even he did not know. Orphaned shortly after birth in a period of indifferent vital … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “Are you going to tell me about it, Junior?” “About what how dumb I was, d’you mean? Sure, I’ll tell you about it. I forgot for a minute that Miami, like any other city, is a dangerous … Continue reading

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“Black Wings Has My Angel”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Someone recommended this to me a while back. I took a chance on it when I noticed it was available cheap for the Amazon Kindle. (Maybe it still is.) Written by the terrifically-named Elliott Chaze, and … Continue reading

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