Special December offer for "Acid Asset", the 4th Radio Detective

Special December offer for “Acid Asset”, the 4th Radio Detective

Go to the discounted ebook of “Acid Asset” immediately by clicking here. About “Acid Asset”: Carl Pappas, the bizz jockey (and radio detective), is feeling good about the prospects of environment-friendly plastics he’s discussing on his radio show “The Boardroom”….

Another immigrant’s horror story that urged me to write

I grew up in a different world, when the east of our continent was hidden behind the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall. Some people migrated, but they migrated to do the jobs no one else wanted to do. By…

"Wolves Eat Dogs" by Martin Cruz Smith: Again the knife cuts the reader in this crime story with a surreal twist

“Wolves Eat Dogs” by Martin Cruz Smith: Again the knife cuts the reader in this crime story with a surreal twist

Within the crime genre, I believe Martin Cruz Smith plays in a league of his own. His Arkady Renko series once kicked off with the now-famous “Gorky Park”, an exciting tale of murder within the once powerful nomenklatura of the…

Will the tremendous irresponsibility of art transform the world?

Debating the future is a debilitating affair. If you’re with optimists, it takes on the form of a brave new world. If you with pessimists, you will see any discussion end in total annihilation of anything you can talk about,…

Has the future arrived unseen?

We never saw reality coming. It reveals itself to us at the last possible moment, every morning, always unexpected, always indelible, never foreseen. We should have looked better, some say. I hardly ever share that sentiment. The extrapolation of the…

More and more crimenovels are obese. Stop the shortage of shorties.

The crime scene is ballooning. Crimenovels are showing signs of obesity, hovering around three hundred pages each and counting. It’s hard to come upon a novel that’s under 200 pages. Yet if you look at the genre as purely entertaining,…

 "PRIVATE LIES" by Warren Adler: Love burns like the African sun in this fine novel

“PRIVATE LIES” by Warren Adler: Love burns like the African sun in this fine novel

It makes perfect sense that Hollywood once bought the movie rights of Private Lies. It reads like a movie. If you need to be entertained, everything you need is right here: interesting characters, adventure, passion, sex, jealousy, love and hate,…