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White Knight, Black Swan by David Gemmell (book review).

September 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
White Knight, Black Swan by David Gemmell (book review).

Writers who are starting to learn their trade are often told to write about what they know. It was always difficult to know if some of David Gemmell’s tales of his childhood were accurate or exaggerated. Regardless, his stepfather and thus Gemmell had knowledge of the criminal side of the community. Gemmell puts this to […]

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Red Notice (new Netflix cri-fi movie: trailer).

September 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
Red Notice (new Netflix cri-fi movie: trailer).

Here’s a new Netflix cri-fi movie, Red Notice, one of those light-hearted buddy movie thriller-cop-heist flicks where Interpol issue a Red Notice – a global alert to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted criminal… in this case, Gail Gadot. A daring heist brings together the FBI’s top agent (Dwayne Johnson) and two rival criminals […]

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Army of Thieves (zombie cri-fi movie on Netflix) (trailer).

July 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Army of Thieves (zombie cri-fi movie on Netflix) (trailer).

Here’s a trailer for the Netflix prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead movie, small-town bank teller Dieter gets drawn into bad habits when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals, attempting to heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe – using the zombie outbreak […]

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Occult Detective Magazine issue # 0 (emagazine review)

July 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Occult Detective Magazine issue # 0  (emagazine review)

‘Occult Detective Magazine’ is a small British publication that builds on a tradition founded by William Hope Hodgson’s ace supernatural detective Carnacki that is continued by many others. Generously, they are giving away a bumper free issue to lure new readers. Here’s what you get. In ‘We’ll Always Have Paris’ by Mike Carey, the City […]

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The Many Saints of Newark (cri-fi film: trailer).

June 30, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Many Saints of Newark (cri-fi film: trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for New Line Cinema’s The Many Saints of Newark, a feature film prequel to the HBO drama series The Sopranos. Interestingly, it stars James Gandolfini’s real-life son Michael as the young mobster and central character. The film is set in the era of the Newark riots, when rival gangsters began to […]

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The Helm Of Midnight (The Five Penalties book 1) by Marina Lostetter (book review).

June 1, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Helm Of Midnight (The Five Penalties book 1) by Marina Lostetter (book review).

Decades ago, a killer stalked the streets, leaving behind the remains of his victims carved into hideously realistic flowers. Louis Chabon, famed surgeon and healer, was finally captured and executed for his crimes. No one knows how or why a death mask was made containing Chabon’s knowledge of human anatomy and skill with a knife, […]

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The Ballad of Billy McCrae (cri-fi movie: trailer).

April 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Ballad of Billy McCrae (cri-fi movie: trailer).

In the crime thriller, The Ballad of Billy McCrae, a neo-noir piece starring David Hayman, Ian Virgo, and Sianad Gregory, a chap called Chris Blythe returns to his home town in Wales after losing a fortune in Canada. He falls in love with Elen, a volatile and charismatic woman. But Elen’s father Billy is a […]

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The Peculiar Abilities of Mr Mahler (short movie: horror-cri-fi).

April 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Peculiar Abilities of Mr Mahler (short movie: horror-cri-fi).

Here’s a new short 30-minute film in full, The Peculiar Abilities of Mr Mahler, where in East Germany, a special investigator with paranormal abilities is assigned the task of looking into the disappearance of a six-year-old boy. 

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The Simon And Kirby Library: Crime by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

March 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Simon And Kirby Library: Crime by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

‘The Simon And Kirby Library: Crime’ is another fine volume in the Titan books series collecting old works by these stars of Golden Age comics. Most readers will be more familiar with Kirby’s super-hero stuff, but super-heroes were not as popular in the era after World War II and creators turned to other genres. As […]

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Vigil (The Verity Fassbinder series book 1) by Angela Slatter (book review).

March 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
Vigil (The Verity Fassbinder series book 1) by Angela Slatter (book review).

When I saw this in the SFCrowsnest list of unclaimed review copies, it immediately struck me as something I might like. I’ve always been a fan of stories that combine detective fiction with the supernatural. Having said that, I generally prefer the supernatural element to not be too common. Worlds that have every sort of […]

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