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April Interviews

4/07 Edith Maxwell, A Changing Light
4/14 M. E. Hilliard, The Unforgivness of Ravens
4/21 Grace Topping, Upstaged by Murder
4/28 Laura Jensen Walker, Hope, Faith, and A Corpse

Saturday WWK Bloggers

4/10 Jennifer J. Chow
4/28 Kait Carson

Guest Blogs

4/03 Saralyn Richard













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Martha Reed's "Death by GPS" will appear in the Spring 2021 issue of Suspense Magazine, which will be released in the second week of April. Congratulations, Martha!

Susan Van Kirk has a new audiobook, A Death at Tippitt Pond, that will be released this month. Marry in Haste will be released in May by Harlequin Worldwide Mystery, as will Death Takes No Bribes in September. Congratulations, Susan.

Congratulations to Martha Reed. Her short story, "The Honor Thief" was chosen for the 2021 Bouchercon Anthology, This Time For Sure. Hank Phillippi Ryan will edit the volume, which will be released in August at the time of the convention.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Killer Weeds," appears in the January 20 edition of Texas Gardener's Seeds: From Our Garden to Yours. Congratulations, Margaret, who, if you follow Facebook know, is a superb gardener herself!

Congratulations to Jennifer J. Chow for garnering a 2021 Lefty Nomination for Best Humorous Mystery Novel. We're crossing our fingers for Jennifer!

Congratulations to Paula Gail Benson whose "Reputation or Soul" has been chosen for Malice Domestic 16: Mystery Most Diabolical anthology to be released this spring.

KM Rockwood's "Stay Safe--Very Safe" appears in this year's 2020 BOULD anthology. Congratulations, KM!

Margaret S. Hamilton's "Dealing at the Dump" appears in Cozy Villages of Death Fall 2020.

Margaret S. Hamilton's "Black Market Baby" and Debra H. Goldstein's "Forensic Magic" appear in Masthead: Best New England Crime Stories Fall 2020.

Jennifer J. Chow's Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines (interview on WWK on 11/11) released on November 10.

Annette Dashofy signed with agent Dawn Dowdle of the Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Congratulations, Annette!

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Friday, September 22, 2017

The Deep by Mickey Spillane: A Review by Warren Bull









The Deep by Mickey Spillane: A Review by Warren Bull

The Deep was published in 1961. Deep, a man with a history of violence and delinquency as an adolescent, returned to the streets he used to rule with his friend and their gang after twenty-five years. Long ago Deep and Bennett flipped a coin to see who would run the criminal empire in New York and who would leave to start in a new empire away from the city. Deep lost and departed. Nothing was heard from him again for those twenty-five years. Then Bennett was murdered. Four days later a big man arrived. It was Deep.

In his will Bennett left his real estate, businesses and cash to Deep with the provision that if his death is a violent one, Deep will identify Bennett’s killer within a week.

Deep renewed his acquaintances with friends and foes of long ago. He announced that he would take over Bennett’s operations. He lived up to the worst fears of those who wanted to take over the illicit enterprises themselves. He also reconnected with the woman who loved him.


Through shootouts, rumbles and ambushes, Deep proves he is still the toughest of the tough. The novel rocks along to it satisfying conclusion. The Deep is a fun easy read.  I recommend it.

4 comments:

Kait said...

Spillane books were so much fun to read. The genre is out of style now, but maybe, with this crazy world, it's time to bring them back. Thanks for a fun review, Warren!

KM Rockwood said...

Sounds like it has all the elements that make Mickey Spillane a classic!

Gloria Alden said...

I've never read a Mickey Spillane book. I'll have to try one of them someday.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed all of the Spillane books as they came out, even now with MA Collins finishing up some rough drafts, and I thought THE DEEP was one of his best.