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Happy 100th Kirk Douglas!

December 9th, 2016

Happy 100th birthday Kirk Douglas! Here are a dozen Douglas movies to celebrate with: Out of the Past, 1947 Champion, 1949 Ace in the Hole, 1951 Detective Story, 1951 The Bad and the Beautiful, 1952 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, 1954 Lust for Life, 1956 Paths of Glory, 1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, 1957 […]

Books For Sale

February 7th, 2016

. Did you know I have books for sale at Amazon.com?   VELVET WHISPERS IN THE CROSSFIRE NIGHT Men and women. Love and betrayal. Lies and promises. Laughter and tears. When men and women meet, revelation can’t be far behind. And when they go their separate ways, catastrophe is close-at-hand. Sometimes dark, sometimes funny, sometimes […]

Knife Fight on Christmas Avenue

December 21st, 2015

. My short story “Knife Fight on Christmas Avenue” is available today at the terrific web-zine SHOTGUN HONEY. A very wise man gave me the best compliment in the world when he said my title sounded like a Tom Waits song. So here’s a Tom Waits Christmas song.

. I have a new short story available today! It’s called “Trash Pick Up” and you can read it at the excellent web-zine NEAR TO THE KNUCKLE. Check it out! .

This Wednesday I’ll be reading at Noir at the Bar Chicago. It’s sure to be a great night with a lot of terrific crime fiction. Here’s a wonderful article by Keith Rawson on the history of this crime-writer community event. Wednesday’s Chicago show will feature: Eric Beetner Carmen Jaramillo Lori Rader-Day Josh K. Stevens and […]

. We just came from a screening of Robert Wise’s 1949 Noir/Boxing classic THE SET-UP at the beautiful Music Box Theater. It’s a perfect film! J.R. Jones, movie critic with the Chicago Reader, was there to promote his book THE LIVES OF ROBERT RYAN along with Robert Ryan’s daughter. It was a fine way to […]

“Lucky” at Shotgun Honey

April 24th, 2015

. I have a new short story today published at SHOTGUN HONEY – “Lucky.” I wrote this one fifteen years ago.  I’s been accepted for three different anthologies that dissolved into nothingness before publication. Nice to see this short finally in print. .

. Looking for a movie that’s a little off the beaten path to watch this holiday season? Maybe a little bit dark? Maybe a little bit sinister? Here are a few films to add a little Noir to your Noel. CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE, 1944 – A lonely child that lives in a fantasy […]

Reloaded – Out Today!

September 10th, 2013

. Out today from the good people at Shotgun Honey and One Eye Press – RELOADED (Both Barrels) volume 2 Featuring my story “The Last Croak” And a whole lot of other great words. Buy it. .

New Noir 2013

August 28th, 2013

. Time for my Annual August Film Noir Festival! It coincides with the Film Noir Foundation’s Noir City Chicago. This year I watched 9 movies over 8 days. Wednesday 8-21-13 Home viewing Tonight’s Noir Fest Film – TRY AND GET ME (aka THE SOUND OF FURY) from 1950. Bad decisions lead to a lynch mob. […]

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