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I’d never read anything by Peter Crowther before Jewels in the Dust, a new collection of thirteen stories published between 1996 and 2006 and collected here for the first time. I was, however, very familiar with Crowther’s name, mainly as one … Continue reading
I’ll start out by making an admission: the main thing that drew my attention to Antigoddess, the first installment in Kendare Blake’s new series The Goddess War, was its title. The book didn’t really look like my cup of tea, but, … Continue reading
Think of The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty as a cozy urban fantasy novel, in the same vein as the popular “cozy mysteries” written by authors like Janet Evanovich but in an urban fantasy setting. In … Continue reading
It’s been two months now since I read Mr. Shivers, the excellent 2010 debut novel by Robert Jackson Bennett. I tend to procrastinate when I don’t have a deadline, usually in favor of review assignments with actual deadlines. It’s a … Continue reading
If, like me, you were introduced to the wonderful and somewhat insane world of Chuck Wendig via Blackbirds, eagerly lapped up its sequel Mockingbird, and then found yourself desperately looking for more, well, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news—I’m … Continue reading
A long undercover police investigation following one of London’s most powerful organized crime figures is approaching its conclusion. The crime boss, Rob Toshack, is suddenly acting erratically, visiting a string of his houses, disappearing to the attic only to reappear … Continue reading
The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination is the latest themed anthology edited by John Joseph Adams—and it’s another good one. This time, Adams has collected a set of short stories featuring the hero’s (or often superhero’s) traditional antagonist: the … Continue reading