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The Firm of Nasty, Brutish, and Short

Friday, October 20, 2006
Steven Torres and I have started a new blog called Nasty, Brutish, Short: Short reviews of short stories for those with short attention spans. We were able to con Gerald So and Bill Crider into giving us a hand. A lot of the inspiration came from Bob Tinsley's old blog "The Short Of It"; we can only hope to do as good a job as Bob did. Have a look and let us know what you think.

In Other News: Woody Haut (author of Pulp Culture and Neon Noir, among others) recently posted a lengthy profile of Ross Thomas that I thought was worth linking to. I disagree with about 50% of what Haut says on any subject, but he's a perceptive writer, and it shows. I have become a big fan of Thomas in the past year and a half, and I agree with Sarah Weinman and many others: it's a crime that Thomas isn't more widely known. Be sure to check it out: Part 1, Part 2.

And Finally: The new issue of Crime Scene Scotland is now available. It's the usual mix of reviews and stories from the Caledonian crime crew. Fiction contents:

"Dancing to the Tune of the Longtail", by John Carson
"Dr. Ralph", y James R. Winter
"Rules of Fog", by Robert W, Walker

Have a good week, everyone!

posted by Graham Powell at 10:23 AM