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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 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, …

Litchfield Reviews Ovid Demaris’s The Hoods Take Over

“Highly engrossing, briskly paced, and with colourful and convincing characters, The Hoods Take Over is a grisly yet powerful hard-hitting crime story that shocks, fascinates and moves the reader. Those with a predilection for gangster novels should put this at the top of their reading list.” Ovid E. Desmarais, better known as Ovid Demaris, was …