“Distinguished Mexican author, journalist, and historian Héctor Aguilar Camín explores a dissolute writer’s lifelong obsession with a nefarious temptress in this hardboiled tale of lust, police corruption and murder in Mexico City.
Day In, Day Out, originally published in 2016 as Toda La Vida, is Aguilar Camín’s second work of fiction to be translated into English. Journalist Chandler Thompson, who translated the work from Spanish, is also responsible for the English language translation of Camín’s acclaimed novel Death in Veracruz.
Narrated by a professional writer named Serrano, a man who does not digress, mince words or cleave to his biases, Day In, Day Out recounts his passionate, sporadic affair with Liliana Montoyo, a beautiful, promiscuous woman who makes a habit of reducing men to their primal state, turning them into violent and primitive lovers.”
My review of Day In, Day Out by Héctor Aguilar Camín is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.
“Set in 1979 in the savage, seedy bars and back alleys of Vancouver’s fearsome Eastside, Zero Avenue is a tough, edgy crime novel focused on a female singer’s struggle to stop being the dope-running girlfriend of a powerful drug dealer and position her band to ride the wave of the emerging punk music scene.”
This is the fifth novel by Dietrich Kalteis, a past Lowestoft Chronicle contributor. Read my review of his latest book, Zero Avenue, today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.
“In the twelfth instalment of James R. Benn’s much-loved wartime mystery series, the inimitable military sleuth Billy Boyle is transported to Switzerland to investigate a murder, monitor dubious bankers and a profiteering Gestapo agent, and help expose the illegal gold transactions coming out of Germany.”
My review of The Devouring (A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery) by James R. Benn is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.
Read the review here.
“In two shocking tales reprinted from the 1940s, one of the world’s most notorious crime writers explores a self-destructive writer’s catastrophic fixation with a prostitute, and a meek, introverted encyclopaedia salesman’s transformation into the daring, determined hoodlum he has always fantasised about.”
My review of Eve and More Deadly Than the Male by James Hadley Chase is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.
Read the full review here.
From surfboards in Bali and life rafts in the Pacific to fearful professors in Moscow and tomato tossing revelers in Buñol, Issue #31 of Lowestoft Chronicle features stories, poems, and essays byJoe Albanese, Scott Dominic Carpenter, Rob Dinsmoor, Sharon Frame Gay, Elliot Greiner, Robert Mangeot, George Moore, Olga Pavlinov Olenich, Tamra Plotnick, Judy S. Richardson, Robert Wexelblatt and Kelly Wylde.
“First published in 1959 and later made into a Canuxploitation film starring Christopher Plummer, Canadian novelist John Buell’s critically acclaimed debut novel, The Pyx, is reprinted for the first time in 25 years.”
My review of The Pyx by John Buell is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.
“Reprinted for the first time under his own name, American author Arnold Hano’s innovative, provocative Wild West tale of greed, self-loathing and redemption sees a legendary outlaw attempting the perilous, complicated path toward amnesty.”
My review of Arnold Hano’s The Last Notch is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.
“In two suspenseful novels set in and around the Gulf of Mexico, the late American author Basil Heatter tells the stories of a shipwrecked boatman who is persuaded to commit murder for the price of a new ship, and a shrimp boat captain who unwittingly gets embroiled in a drug smuggling operation.”
My review of Virgin Cay / A Night Out by Basil Heatter is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.
“Rocketing into speculative fiction territory, Behind the Mask, a strikingly entertaining anthology of short stories focused on the everyday lives of those in possession of superhuman abilities, sparkles with vibrant luminosity and star-spangled hipness.”
The Colorado Review features my review of the latest book from Meerkat Press, Behind the Mask: An Anthology of Heroic Proportions, edited by Tricia Reeks and Kyle Richardson.
“Blackmailed into working for a secret government organisation, a hard-bitten former servicewoman overcomes a perilous training programme to become a highly skilled and extremely resourceful assassin in a taut, action-packed thriller.”
My review of Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.