Tuesday, 5 July 2022
Monday, 4 July 2022
A cracking month's cinema.....
5 outings, 1 a second viewing and enjoyed just as much the second time around - Tom Cruise and Top Gun. Dinosaurs, a music biopic which was sad and amazing - Elvis, a cracking honour film - The Black Phone and the legend that is Nick Cage!
|Top Gun: Maverick (2022)|
|The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)|
|Jurassic World Dominion (2022)|
I'm not sure how many films this makes in the franchise, but it was an enjoyable couple of hours. The old gang were re-united - Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern.
|The Black Phone (2021)|
1. The Black Phone
3. Top Gun: Maverick
4. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
5. Jurassic World Dominion
Sunday, 3 July 2022
|Bill Pronzini. I can't locate a photo for Jeffrey Wallmann|
Saturday, 2 July 2022
Paul Alexander - Shorty Cocked His Gun .... probably best not to practice stand-up comedy with a live firearm
Eric Beetner - First Timers ..... car theft, consequences, a career opportunity
Michelle Anne King - Apples and Trees .... 'But that’s my father for you. Nothing and nobody ever quite measures up.' - a takeover in the family business
Matt Witten - The Tik Tok Murder .... multiple POV tale of murder, investigation, resolution
Andrew Miller - Samurai '81 .... a Japanese Brotherhood in the LAPD, a murder case
Philip Moscovitch - Carver's Mistake .... a stagecoach robbery with reluctant partners
Jenna Junior - Mitsubishi Murder Ballad .... first love never dies
Allison Whittenberg - Killing in Periot ... an abusive parent, brotherly love
Shane Leavy - Fighting the Last War .... an Irish tale, the lads, the craic, a fight, consequences
Christine Boyer - Skeleton Filing .... ugly but smart, just not that smart
Gregory Jeffers - Frostbite .... a lawyer and a femme fatale
Meredith Craig - Living the "DolceVita" .... a taker taken
Tom McCulloch - The Drop .... a man, a bag, a bridge
Anne Louise Bannon - Nick Flaherty and the Body in the Lab .... chemists vs North Koreans
W. C. Gordon - Live, Like a Suicide ... live streaming death
Joseph S. Pete - Junking the Evidence .... bikers, reputations, plans, consequences
Meagan Lucas - Picking the Carcass .... gold in the woods
Jacqueline Seewald - Worst Enemy ... a PI case, DNA don't lie or does it
Stephen James Cordin - The Double Cross and the Double Cross .... no honour among thieves
Ricky Sprague - The Gryfters ..... a friend taking advantage
I don't think there was a story I disliked or that left me scratching my head which is unusual for such a sizeable collection.
Favourites of the bunch....First Timers (Beetner), Carver's Mistake (Moscovitch), Junking the Evidence (Pete)
There's lots of variety in the content..... murder, suicide, gangs, conspiracies, espionage, sex, stick-ups, insurance fraud, investigations, cops, criminals, lawyers and unhappy families.
4.5 stars from 5
Hopefully Vern Smith and publisher RunAmok Books will be back with a second volume.
Read - June, 2022
Published - 2022
Page count - 205
Source - review copy from publisher RunAmok Books
Format - ePUB read on laptop
Friday, 1 July 2022
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Tuesday, 28 June 2022