Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Skin Deep by Timothy Hallinan

Skin Deep by Timothy Hallinan

It all starts in a bar. Los Angeles based Private Eye Simeon Grist is getting nicely souses and trying to pick up the barmaid when in walks the aptly named Toby Vane.

Vane is the star of a prime time television show who gets his kicks beating up women. When he starts to slap around his beautiful Korean companion, Simeon steps in.

Read the rest of Paul D Brazill's review at his BLOG.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Bruce De Silva Interview

Q1: Can you pitch your latest publication in 25 words or less?

A1: In "Cliff Walk," Liam Mulligan, reporter for a dying Providence newspaper, exposes connections between politicians and the city's thriving, sometimes murderous, sex trade.

Q2: Which books, films, or television shows have floated your boat recently?

A2: I'm a big fan of "Justified," the hardboiled FX television series based on a character developed by the great Elmore Leonard. I also like HBO's "The Newsroom," a new series about a TV network that decides to abandon the fluff and punditry to cover important news with integrity. It's a fantasy, of course, because it's never going to happen. And "Ted," the movie in whichSeth McFarlane of "Family Guy" fame is the voice of a brawling, pot-smoking, foul-mouthed Teddy bear, is the funniest thing I've seen in years.

Q3: Is it possible for a writer to be an objective reader?

Read the rest of the interview at YOU WOULD SAY THAT, WOULDN'T YOU?