If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com.


February Interviews













2/5 Heather Weidner, Glitter, Glam, and Contraband
2/12 Rhys Bowen, Above The Bay of Angels
2/19 Elizabeth Penney, Hems & Homicide
2/26 Annette Dashofy, Under The Radar


Saturday Guest Bloggers:
2/1 Valerie Burns
2/8 Jeannette de Beauvoir
2/15 Kathryn Lane

WWK Bloggers: 2/22 Kait Carson, 1/28 & 1/29 Special Interviews with Agatha Nominees by Paula Gail Benson

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WWK is proud of our four Agatha nominees. Kaye George for Best Short Story--not her first time to be nominated, Connie Berry and Grace Topping for Best First Mystery Novel (wish they weren't having to compete against each other), and Annette Dashofy for Best Contemporary Novel--her fifth nomination!


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

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."


Kaye George's first novel in the Vintage Sweets mystery series, Revenge is Sweet, will be released on March 10th. Look for the interview here on March 11.


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


Don't miss Shari Randall's "The Queen of Christmas" available on at Amazon. Shari's holiday story for WWK was too long so she published it for our enjoyment. It's available for 99 cents or on Kindle Unlimited for free!


KM Rockwood's "The Society" and "To Die A Free Man; the Story of Joseph Bowers" are included in the BOULD Awards Anthology, which was released on November 19. KM won second place with a cash prize for "The Society." Congratulations, KM! Kaye George's "Meeting on the Funicular" is also in this anthology, which can be bought for 99 cents on Kindle until November 30.


Paula Gail Benson's story "Wisest, Swiftest, Kindest" appears in Love in the Lowcountry an anthology by the Lowcountry Romance Writers available 11/5 in e-book and print format on Amazon. The anthology includes fourteen stories all based in Charleston, South Carolina.


Kaye George's "Grist for the Mill" was published in A Murder of Crows anthology, edited by Sandra Murphy on October 9th.



Shari Randall will be writing again for St. Martin's, perhaps under a pseudonym. We look forward to reading Shari's Ice Cream Shop Mystery series debuting next year. Congratulations, Shari!

Susan Van Kirk's A Death At Tippett Pond was released on June 15th. Read E. B. Davis's interview with Susan.

Warren Bull's Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories was released. It is available at: GoRead: https://www.goread.com/book/abraham-lincoln-seldom-told-stories or at Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/ydaklx8p

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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.