Yet another collection of bits and pieces that in and of themselves aren’t enough to rate a column, but nevertheless are worth a mention. Mostly things I’ve been meaning to get to for years now: New mysteries and old, a couple of oddball movies, and a TV show I’ve procrastinated on for about three decades.
Not ALL the books on the to-read pile are the result of my poor impulse control. Sometimes people just send them to me. Here’s the skinny on a couple of good ones.
Pandemic Lockdown Week Two finds us much the same as last week, only more so. We’ve spent the last seven days pinballing between existential dread and flat-out panic, so we are taking comfort from the orderly world of traditional crime fiction.
Or Valentines are, anyway. Here’s a couple of odd ones that crossed my path this week.
This is another installment of the New Year’s resolution series of columns about my attempts to make significant progress reading the books piled on the Shelf of Shame next to …
A little of this, a little of that. Fan films, a crowdfunding project we like, Gerry Conway and the Punisher, and the CW’s CRISIS.
Continuing to clean up the review pile. Various tough-guy crime, noir, and mystery things, this week… including, for the very first time ever, a Hard Case title I did not care for.