Review: “Child Zero” by Chris Holm

Review: “Child Zero” by Chris Holm

Chris Holm’s debut on the mystery scene back in 2012 was auspicious—at least to this crime-fiction lover. The first book of Holm’s “Collector” series, Dead Harvest, came out in a beautifully designed paperback from Angry Robot. An homage to...
Review: “The Turnout” by Megan Abbott

Review: “The Turnout” by Megan Abbott

There’s a sultry, dreamlike quality to Megan Abbott’s more recent books, bringing to mind the gauzy images of, oh, Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides or Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock. Watching Abbott’s extended interview in the Criterion Channel’s Adventures in...
Review: “Razorblade Tears” by S.A. Cosby

Review: “Razorblade Tears” by S.A. Cosby

S.A. Cosby rocketed to crime-fiction stardom in 2020, despite the pandemic’s blistering effect on publishing, with his novel Blacktop Wasteland, a visceral heist novel that offers a twist on the crime-fiction convention of the down-and-out criminal embarking—against a...