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July Interviews













7/1 Lena Gregory, Scone Cold Killer
7/8 Jessica Baker, Murder on the Flying Scotsman
7/15 TG Wolff, Driving Reign
7/22 Leslie Budewitz, The Solace of Bay Leaves
7/29 Cynthia Kuhn, The Study of Secrets


Saturday Guest Bloggers

7/11 Mark Dressler
7/18 James McCrone

WWK Bloggers:

7/4 Valerie Burns
7/25 Kait Carson

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Susan Van Kirk's Three May Keep A Secret has been republished by Harlequinn's Worldwide Mystery. The WWK interview about the book can be accessed here. We're so glad another publisher picked up this series.


KM Rockwood's "Burning Desire," and Paula Gail Benson's "Living One's Own Truth," have been published in the anthology Heartbreaks & Half-truths. Congratulations to all of the WWK writers.


Please join Margaret S. Hamilton's Kings River Life podcast of her short story "Busted at the Book Sale" here. Congratulations, Margaret!


Look for Kaye George and Margaret S. Hamilton's short stories in the new Mid-Century Murder by Darkhouse Books. Kaye's story is "Life and Death on the Road" and Margaret's story is titled "4BR/3.5BA Contemporary."


Grace Topping's second novel in Laura Bishop staging series, Staging Wars, was released by Henery Press on April 28th. Look for the interview here from April 29th.


Kaye George's second novel in the Vintage Sweets mystery series, Deadly Sweet Tooth, was released on June 2. Look for the interview here on June 10.


Annette Dashofy's 10th Zoe Chambers mystery, Til Death, will be released on June 16th. Look for the interview here on June 17.


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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.