Tag: noir

On receiving the Edgar Nom

On Wednesday, I got the shock of my life. I was on my lunch hour, and I picked up my cell phone to find that my Twitter was blowing up. I assumed at first that it was due to one of those tweets where someone says how much they love and appreciate other people and…

By C.S. O'Cinneide January 22, 2022 0

The Less Dead by Denise Mina

My mother used to work as a social worker, reuniting adult adoptive children with their natural parents. She’d be the first to tell you that those reunions can be wonderfully rewarding. They can also be a complete flippin’ disaster. That’s the thing with birth families, just like Forest Gump’s iconic box of chocolates, “you never…

By C.S. O'Cinneide October 1, 2020 0

The Starr Sting Scale – Book Launch

What a great party last Thursday launching my new novel, The Starr Sting Scale, first in the Candace Starr crime series. Guest readers, Killer Cupcakes and an awesome crowd at the eBar in Guelph. Thanks to all for coming out on a cold winter night for a hot new read. A tough, deadly type who…

By C.S. O'Cinneide February 22, 2020 0

I Choose You by Gayle Curtis

“Mental illness is sickness of the mind caused by the constant overwhelming battle one has with one’s essence, beliefs and purpose.” (I Choose You, p. 235) If this is the definition of mental illness, then the only sane person in the novel, I Choose You, is the serial killer (ironically the one responsible for this…

By C.S. O'Cinneide January 13, 2020 0

Darlington by Tripsy South

“Sometimes it was just best to shut the f*** up and let the wisdom flow over you.” – (p. 217) Such was the approach I attempted to take while reading Darlington. This novel is a sort of Kerouac-like stream of consciousness that follows a few months in the life of Tommy Darlington – a part-time…

By C.S. O'Cinneide November 17, 2019 4

Bunny by Mona Awad

It is tough to nail down the genre of Bunny, A Novel by Mona Awad. Is it noir? Horror? Crime fiction?  Is it an acid flashback from that tab you dropped stupidly in college? Or maybe we will just call it Literary, the great catch-all for all exceptionally well-written works that often defy description. Whatever…

By C.S. O'Cinneide November 5, 2019 0