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I just finished reading Bill Crider’s “Outrage at Blanco.” I crawled into my hammock this morning and didn’t leave until I was done. It’s that good. Ellie Taine is raped while on her way home from town. Her husband, a farmer, attempts to avenge her rape and is killed for his efforts, gunned down in Read More
It seems appropriate to publish this review the day before Halloween. It is one scary book. The timing is also good because this will be one of the odder reviews that I write. It’s for a book I haven’t — and won’t — read. George Gilman’s “Edge: The Loner” is one of the books featured Read More
“The Last Notch” is Arnold Hano’s twisted take on the traditional Western. The antagonist is known only as The Kid — we never learn his given name. It is established early on that he is pure evil, a hired killer who takes pleasure in striking fear and killing, sometimes slowly. He spends much of his Read More
For years, I have read at least one book per week. As part of the ritual, every January 1, I take a new pack of playing cards, open it up and use each of the 52 cards (loving the symmetry of there being 52 cards in a deck and 52 weeks in a year) as Read More
Al Conroy wrote this book and it’s a fun read. The story is fairly common — a small town held under the thumb of a greedy (in this case, two), wealthy, cruel landowner. Town folk are afraid to stand up for themselves until a tall, strong, handy-with-a-gun stranger (Clayburn, no first name) rides into town Read More

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