Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Mystery Scene Reviews: Issue No. 145

The latest issue of Mystery Scene Magazine—No. 145—is at a newsstand near you. The issue is packed, as usual. It features an in-depth article about eleven non-mystery novelists—Stephen King, Louis L’Amour, J. K. Rowling, etc.—who wrote one or more excellent private eye novels, an interview with Marcia Clark and much more.

Issue No. 145 also includes two book reviews by, um, me. The titles: Not Dead Enough by Warren C. Easley and We Were Kings by Thomas O’Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy. Not Dead Enough is an entertaining mystery featuring Cal Claxton, former big city prosecutor turned small town lawyer, set in rural Oregon. We Were Kings is a big, in both length and complexity, noirish crime novel set in 1954 Boston. The reviews are available online at Mystery Scene’s website—click the book titles above.

Mystery Scene is available at many newsstands, including Barnes & Noble, and available for order at MS’s website.


Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Ben, thanks for pointing out your reviews in "Mystery Scene". I'll head over there and read them. Online versions are a boon for readers like me who have no immediate access to these magazines.

Ben Boulden said...

Prashant, when I started writing for MS I didn't know if they would be online or not and it was a pleasant surprise when the first few appeared on its website. These reviews took more than a month to appear after the magazine's publication. Usually it's only a few days to a week.