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Incident Report No. 88

“Late Night Decisions”, photograph by J Stimp, CC BY

How did last week go for you? The objectivity of time is losing its battle against the subjective interpretation of time during the quarantine, last week was both fast and slow for me. No prose recap this week, only links collected throughout the week. There are articles, book reviews, assorted other media links, and a few featured books. My one complaint — oh, I have many —, but my one complaint I’ll voice here was my inability to carve out some space to read more short stories. Maybe this week. Maybe not.


Articles

“Roller Derby and Mystery” by A.J. Devlin (Do Some Damage)

“Thrillers Bring The Light” by James Scott Bell (Kill Zone)

“25 Classic But Lesser-Known Crime Novels to Read in Lockdown, From King Dido to the Sam Dean Series” by Sarah Hughes (inews)

https://downandoutbooks.com/bookstore/goldberg-slow-down/

Next stop for S.A. Cosby, the cover of Rolling Stone (Booklist)

“Legendary Paris bookshop reveals reading habits of illustrious clientele” by Alison Flood (The Guardian)

Submissions are open and what the editors are looking for (Longreads)

“‘This Is A Crazy Time, And It’s Okay If You’re Scared’ Says Man Burying Gagged Prisoner Alive” (The Onion)

“How I Hustled Hundreds of Dollars of Free Tacos for the Literary World” by MM Carrigan (Lit Hub)

More on Greil Marcus’s obsession with “The Great Gatsby” (The Baffler)

The First Two Pages: “Limited Liability” by Sarah Weinman (Art Taylor, Writer)

Otto Penzler’s out (The Crime Lady)

The beginnings of volume two is out now (The Exquisite Corpse)

“Murder in My High School” by K.A. Laity (Punk Noir)

Chapters by Ron Earl Phillips, Todd Morr, and Joseph S. Walker (The Exquisite Corpse)

“Robert Stone’s Bad Trips” by Scott Bradfield (The New Republic)

Submissions call for PM Press (Damppebbles)

Colman Keane interview Nigel Bird, author of “Let it Snow” (Col’s Criminal Library)

“Conflict Without Violence: How to Add More Depth To Your Fiction” by Autumn Christian (LitReactor)

“Tales From the Waffle House and other 24/7 Adventures” by Eve Fisher (SleuthSayers)

“A Day in the Life of a Detective” by Garry Rogers (Kill Zone)

I betcha that CrimeReads will continue to publish the old racist (Facebook)


Short Stories

“Against the Grain” by Rob McClure Smith (Tough)


Book Reviews

“Tommy Shakes” by Rob Pierce (All Due Respect Books) (Col’s Criminal Library)

“Rigged” by D.P. Lyle (Oceanview) (Lesa’s Book Critiques)

“The Only Good Indians” by Stephen Graham Jones (Saga Press) (Malcolm Avenue Reviews)

“Done Deal” by Tony Berry (Lume) (Kevin’s Corner)

“Throwing Off Sparks” by Michael Pool (PI Tales) (Kevin’s Corner)

“Cold Water” by Tom Pitts (Down & Out Books) (Criminal Element)

“The Girl in the Video” by Michael David Wilson (Perpetual Motion Machine) (Do Some Damage)

“We Don’t Talk About Her” by Andersen Prunty (Self-Published) (Just A Guy Who Likes To Read)

“A.P.B.” by David Pedneau (Col’s Criminal Library)

Two opposing views of “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins (Vox and NPR)

“Sorry for Your Trouble” by Richard Ford (Fiction Writers Review)

“Everything has Teeth” by Jeff Strand (Black Guys Do Read)

“Take Me Apart” By Sara Sligar (MCD) (LA Review of Books)

“Honky Tonk Samurai” by Joe Lansdale (Just A Guy Who Likes To Read)

“Dead Girl Blues” by Lawrence Block (Do Some Damage)

“A Rage at Sea / A Party Every Night” by Lorenz Heller (Bookgasm)


Podcasts

Podcast: “SILO” by Cameron Mount (EconoClash Review)

Podcast: Robin Burcell, ex-cop and writer, interviewed by Frank Zafiro (Wrong Place, Write Crime)

Podcast: Kimberly McCreight, Tom Pitts, Mary Keliikoa (Writer Types)


Other Media

Photographs: Big Lonely City #101 (Fragments of Noir)

Music: Drug dealers put up George Jones reel-to-reel tapes as bail decades ago (Saving Country Music)

TV Review: “The Cry” (BOLO Books)

Illustrations: Thomas Ott (Fragments of Noir)

Music: “Shelved: The Misfits’ 12 Hits From Hell” by Tom Maxwell (Longreads)

Photographs: Mosiac Noir #25 (Fragments of Noir)

Music: “Was 1973 the Greatest Year for Roots Music?” by Amos Perrine (No Depression)


Featured Books

“Raise the Blade” by Tess Makovesky (Amazon)


“Cold Water” by Tom Pitts (Down & Out Books)


“Benediction for a Thief” by LA Sykes (Close to the Bone)


“Slow Bear” by Anthony Neil Smith (Fahrenheit Press)


“A Rage at Sea / A Party Every Night” by Lorenz Heller (Stark House Press)


“Slow Down” by Lee Matthew Goldberg (All Due Respect Books)


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Misfits, Tacos, and Otto Penzler

Small Crimes: Wednesday Reads

Benediction for a thief by LA Sykes | misfits, tacos, and otto penzler

“Misfits, Tacos, and Otto Penzler – Small Crimes: Wednesday Reads” features burying people alive, Michael Pool, Tom Pitts, and much more.

Article: “‘This Is A Crazy Time, And It’s Okay If You’re Scared’ Says Man Burying Gagged Prisoner Alive” (The Onion)

Article: “How I Hustled Hundreds of Dollars of Free Tacos for the Literary World” by MM Carrigan (Lit Hub)

Article: More on Greil Marcus’s obsession with “The Great Gatsby” (The Baffler)

Article: The First Two Pages: “Limited Liability” by Sarah Weinman (Art Taylor, Writer)

Article: Otto Penzler’s out (The Crime Lady)

https://downandoutbooks.com/bookstore/goldberg-slow-down/

Book Review: “Throwing Off Sparks” by Michael Pool (PI Tales) (Kevin’s Corner)

Book Review: “Cold Water” by Tom Pitts (Down & Out Books) (Criminal Element)

Book Review: “The Girl in the Video” by Michael David Wilson (Perpetual Motion Machine) (Do Some Damage)

Book Review: “We Don’t Talk About Her” by Andersen Prunty (Self-Published) (Just A Guy Who Likes To Read)

Podcast: “SILO” by Cameron Mount (EconoClash Review)

Illustrations: Thomas Ott (Fragments of Noir)

Music: “Shelved: The Misfits’ 12 Hits From Hell” by Tom Maxwell (Longreads)

Book: “Benediction for a Thief” by LA Sykes (Close to the Bone)

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The photo used in the background for social media is by Dave Green and is licensed CC BY-SA.

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Book Twitter, Vengeance, and Noir

Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby | "Book Twitter, Vengeance, and Noir"

“Book Twitter, Vengeance, and Noir”, the Weekend Edition of Small Crimes, features S.A. Cosby, R.G. Belsky, Andrew Nette, Christopher Ryan, and more.

Book Twitter: S.A. Cosby responds (Booklist)

Article: “5 Notorious Cold Cases: Crimes I’ve Covered That Will Probably Never Be Solved” by R.G. Belsky (Criminal Element)

Essay: “They Made Me a Fugitive” by Andrew Nette (Pulp Curry)

Article: Some updates from Jedidiah Ayres (Hardboiled Wonderland)

Essay: “The Haunting of Shirley Jackson” by Emily Alford (Jezebel)

Short Story: “Vengeance Come My Way” by Christopher Ryan (Shotgun Honey)

Book Review: “The Beat of Black Wings” edited by John Pachter (BOLOBooks)

Book Review: “The Marksman” by Brian Garfield (Col’s Criminal Library)

Magazine Review: Mystery Weekly Magazine, January 2020 (Kevin’s Corner)

Photographs: Big Lonely City #99 (Fragments of Noir)

Pre-order: “Blacktop Wasteland” by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron)

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Books

Time, Violence, and Council Estates

“Time, Violence, and Council Estates” features links about our relationship to time, growing up as a child of a cop, book reviews, interviews, etc.

Interview: Dr. Adrian Bardon, a philosopher of time, on why time feels so right now (Vox)

News: Oh, for fuck’s sake (Lit Hub)

Essay: Kylie Logan, author of “The Secrets of Bones”, on growing up as a child of a police officer (Criminal Element)

Book Review: “All Things Violent” by Nikki Dolson (Fahrenheit Press) (Do Some Damage)

Book Review: “Nightmare Asylum and Other Deadly Delights” by Sonia Kilvington (Close to the Bone) (Messy Business)

Photographs: Daniel Frasnay (Fragments of Noir)

Book: “Tales from The Longcroft Estate” by Darren Sant (Close to the Bone)

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Cliffs, Crows, Stephen King

"KIng of the Crows" by Russell Day | Crows, Cliffs, Stephen King

“Cliffs, Crows, Stephen King” features a short story by Sharon Diane King, and links to R.G. Belsky, Stephen King, Jake Hinkson, Mia P. Manansala, and more.

Short Story: “On The Edge” by Sharon Diane King (All Due Respect)

Interview: R.G. Belsky, author of “The Last Scoop” (Oceanview Publishing) (Criminal Element)

Interview: An interview with John Brandon, author of “Arkansas” (McSweeney’s)

Article: Mia P. Manansala on the importance of the Eleanor Taylor Bland Award (Criminal Element)

Book Review: To say that Gabino Iglesias loved “Blackwood” by Michael Farris Smith would be a understatement (Mystery Tribune)

Book Review: “Nude on Thin Ice” by Gil Brewer (Black Guys Do Read)

Book Review: “The Big Ugly” by Jake Hinkson (Col’s Criminal Library)

Book Review: “The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich (Los Angeles Review of Books)

New Release: “King of the Crows” by Russell Day (Fahrenheit Press)

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Small Crimes: Thursday Reads

K. A. Laity on “Detours”, the book by Martin H. Goldsmith and the two films based on the book (Punk Noir)

If you’re angry at a person and you want to kill them in your book, Peter Derk proposes an alternate way to deal with that anger (LitReactor)

Portrait Of The Artist As A Consumer: Renato Bratkovič (Punk Noir)

Interview with Max Allan Collins (Criminal Element)

Book Review: “Stay Ugly” by Daniel Vlasaty (All Due Respect) (This Desperate City)

Scott D. Parker to read and record the entirety of his book, “Wading into War” (Scott D. Parker)

“Revolver”, a short story, by Jim Hamilton (Shotgun Honey)

Podcast: James L’Etoile interviewed by Dana King (Wrong Place, Write Crime)

X release a new album called “Alphabetland” and you can listen to it for free (Pitchfork)

“The Last Scoop” by R.G. Belsky (Oceanview Publishing)