Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Beat On The Street

Charlie Stella is an author that has always been on my list, and thanks to Peter Rozovsky who posted a review of Mr. Stella's novel CHARLIE OPERA, I got the kick in the ass I needed to start digging in. I just down loaded JIMMY BENCH-PRESS. I wanted to start with JOHNNY PORNO, but it is only available in paperback. Check out Peter's review HERE

Just finished Julie Morrigan's CONVICTIONS, and posted this review at Amazon and Smashwords:

5 stars: A Terrific Mystery Story
"Convictions is an excellent story that mystery and thriller fans will surely enjoy. As hard as I tried to guess the ending, I was not able to. This is a character driven, emotional ride, that avoids the usual cliches associated with law enforcement, as they try to get to the bottom of who's abducting the children. Investigator Karen Fitzgerald was a favorite of mine, but there are many other excellent players on both sides of the law throughout. The story, top notch writing, and excellent editing, all add up to "highly recommended" for me."

The Nerd of Noir posted  a great interview with Allan Guthrie over at Spinetingler HERE

AJ Hayes really knocked my socks off with his story BERTINO'S HEAD over at Absolutely * Kate's Place HERE

I'm all about music, so when Adrian Mckinty, after reviewing Rolling Stone Mags top 500 albums, listed his top 25 HERE, I just had to check it out. Very diverse selections from the commenters as well.  3 of the ones Adrian listed would have made my list:
3. Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin
4. Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones
16. Are You Experienced - Jimi Hendrix

And without boring you with my list, here are just a few:
-Appetite For Destruction - Guns-n-Roses
-Live Bootleg - Aerosmith
- Exile on Main Street - Stones
-Van Halen 1 & 2 (tie) - Van Halen

Patti Abbott has a very entertaining story BLACK WHITE AND RED ALL OVER, at the Flash Fiction Offensive HERE


  1. Great titles, Johnny Porno is definitely a teaser!

  2. Charles, yeah, way cool titles. 3 Ch's into Johnny BP, and loving it so far.

  3. Thanks for the mention. I've read Stella's "Eddie's World" and "Jimmy Bench-Press" since I read "Charlie Opera," and I'll read more. I may even go see an opera this week.
    Detectives Beyond Borders
    "Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"

  4. Peter- Im about 3/4 through "Jimmy Bench-Press" Love it, and it reads very fast, which I love in a novel. I keep thinking of Chuck Zito playing Jimmy. Going to move on to some more, as soon as I finish.

  5. What fascinates me with Jimmy Bench Press is the asshole on the cover. I mean, one look at the guy and you know he's an asshole and you know you want to read that book!

  6. Ben- Nice of you to stop in. Jimmy's def an a-hole, but a way cool one, love him!

  7. Oh, Jimmy Bench-Press is a bad guy, one of the worst!
    Detectives Beyond Borders
    "Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home