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Nicholas Litchfield is the founding editor of the literary magazine Lowestoft Chronicle, author of the suspense novel Swampjack Virus, and editor of eight literary anthologies. He has worked in various countries as a journalist, librarian, and media researcher. He is a regular book reviewer for Colorado State University’s literary journal Colorado Review and his book reviews for the Lancashire Evening Post are syndicated to twenty newspapers across the UK. He lives in western New York.

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Litchfield reviews ‘To the Bones’ for the Colorado Review

“This nicely paced, suspenseful tale, imbued with detailed knowledge of the Appalachian region and the coal mining industry, is aided by Nieman’s rich, artistic language and redolent descriptions of a grim but fascinating literary ecosphere where giant cracks open in the ground, ordinary rock underfoot leaks a kind of vile pus, and orange goo fills …

Litchfield Reviews Bernice Carey’s The Man Who Got Away With It and The Three Widows

“Riveting and astutely written, The Man Who Got Away With It showcases Carey’s remarkable ability to get inside the minds of her many varied characters and convincingly present small-town community conflicts and sentiments of the era. In contrast, the second novel in this collection, The Three Widows, first published in 1952, is a light, tongue-in-cheek …

Litchfield reviews ‘Smoke City’ for the Colorado Review

“Although somewhat uneven and, at times, repetitive, Smoke City is a distinctive, emotionally rewarding story that moves and entertains. Rosson, whose debut novel, The Mercy of the Tide, netted strong critical reviews, once again shows his talent for creating authentic, sorrowful characters and rich, beautifully wrought prose.” Weaving between hope and destruction, fear and sorrow, …