In which your humble columnist takes a look at the latest offerings from Hard Case Crime… and another novel from a licensed property that’s really a lot of fun. Cops, P.I.’s, murderers, con men, and sociopaths galore. Buckle up.
Today in action films, hand-to-hand is all about martial arts. But once upon a time… it was just brawlin’.
I have been getting a bunch of cool crime books in here lately, so let’s do a quick rundown of the ones I think are worth sharing.
Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe and I go back a long way.
The last column I did was about alcoholism and recovery, and the week before that, one about fair-play mysteries. This one combines both.
My favorite “fair play” mysteries, wherein the audience must match wits with the detective.
Sherlock Holmes versus the Riddler. Well, sort of.