SAM REAVES: COLD BLACK EARTH GREW FROM A SINGLE VIVID IMAGE | Land Of Books “– Who are you?– I’m a small-town kid who has lived all of his adult life in Chicago, when not living abroad.” ———— SHOTSMAG CONFIDENTIAL: […]
New book by Sam Reaves 2018.
Mean Town Blues A veteran of the war in Iraq and a refugee from a sad Kentucky family history, Tommy McLain places his faith in a beat-up blue Chevy and the city of Chicago, where the jobs are. What […]
Favorite Writers I have lots of favorite writers. Here I’ll concentrate on some who might be less well known: Eric Ambler He invented the modern spy novel, moving away from melodrama and into the world of jealously guarded industrial processes, […]
I have lots of favorite books, in the crime genre and elsewhere. Here are a few of them, in no particular order, and with no particular claim to greatness. I just liked them and think you might. Some of these […]
The Summer of 1969: Apollo 11, Woodstock. Vietnam, Chappaquiddick, the Manson murders. Brian Jones drowned and Joe Namath quit. The Cubs were riding high and the Mets were playing over their heads. And a Chicago homicide dick was working the […]