Saturday, January 07, 2012
Neither the great American bandleader's body nor the wreckage were ever found, leading to countless claims of a cover-up.
But now a previously unreported sighting of the doomed plane has emerged in a teenage planespotter's notebook – and seems to shatter the main theory over Miller's death.
Amazon.com: Weird, Weird West eBook: Harry Shannon: Kindle Store: Weird, Weird West brings you dust cowboys and creatures, devils and demons, strange worlds well beyond sense and sanity. If you enjoy horror, you'll devour these creepily satisfying stories of life and death on an unforgiving desert.
It's been said that there are times and places one shouldn't dream about, much less visit.
Saddle up. These odd tales by Stoker-nominated author Harry Shannon are waiting to take you there.
Huong Hoang of Texas, may be better known by her stage name, Junie Hoang. She has appeared in such films as "Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver" and "Hoodrats 2: Hoodrat Warriors."
Friday, January 06, 2012
Notorious throughout Scotland as the most prolific serial killer since the Black Death, he has escaped Glasgow and the long arm of the law by hiding out in a monastery in the frozen far north-west.
However, as the snow descends, and the police slowly close in on his hideout, a new, vicious and altogether more psychotic murderer is wreaking havoc amongst the monks…
According to a police reporter, Jackson told officers the man said, "My b**** needs some hair extensions, which are the best ones?"
Williams was found dead in his Mermaid Waters home on Christmas Eve. He had been bashed over the head with a blunt weapon.
This anthology, as you can see from the Table of Contents, has stories by big name writers and some who aren't quite so well-known. Many of them are stories published within a year or so of the anthology publication, but there are some older ones as well. Richard Matheson, one of several Beaumont friends whose stories are here, gets to open and close the anthology.
Well, sort of. There's something after Matheson's second story that's not mentioned in the ToC. It's a short, uncredited essay titled "The Reason for Ballantine's Chamber of Horrors." It's a rationale for reading horror stories. Was the original title of The Fiend in You" supposed to be "Chamber of Horrors"? I haven't a clue.
Another little curiosity is that Stanley Ellin's story is listed in the "Acknowledgments" as having originally appeared in Stanley Ellin's Mystery Magazine. As far as I know, there was never a magazine by that name. Maybe Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine is correct, but that's just a guess.
All that aside, this is a dandy little collection that as far as I know has never been reprinted. If the story titles intrigue you, inexpensive copies are easy to find on the 'Net.
Thursday, January 05, 2012
A fast, hardboiled Western that continues the Cash Laramie legend with swagger and good, solid writing. Wayne Dundee brings his masterful voice to the Western and tells a Cash Laramie story in perfect pitch. Manhunter's Mountain should be on every Western fiction reader's bookshelf.
-- Larry D. Sweazy, Spur Award-winning author of The Coyote Tracker.
Edward A. Grainger's outlaw marshal is on the trail again in this first full-length Cash Laramie novel written by hardboiled veteran Wayne D. Dundee.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Mystery Day at ALA in Dallas
Sat, January 21, 2011 on show floor at PopTop Stage
Each panel is 45 minutes long with a 15 min. signing to follow
9:00-9:45 Don't Mess With Texas: Local authors
Rachel Brady, Robin Allen, Deborah Crombie, Laura Elvebak, moderator Harry Hunsicker
10:00-10:45 Remember the Alibi: Traditional mysteries, a roundtable chat with the Women of Jungle Red, www.jungleredwriters.com
Hank Phillippi Ryan, Lucy Burdette, Deborah Crombie, Rosemary Harris, moderator Carol Fitzgerald
11:00-11:45pm My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys...and P.I.s and ex-cops and reporters...
Denise Hamilton, Cara Black, Martin Limon, Laura Elvebak, moderator Bill Crider
12:00- 12:45 Well, Slap My Knee : What's so funny about murder?
Joanna Slan, Rachel Brady, Maria Hudgins, Rosemary Harris , moderator Lucy Burdette
1:00-1:45 Brownbag Interview with Charles (Caroline) Todd with Hank Phillippi Ryan
2:15-3:00 Don't Fence Me In: Mysteries set in foreign countries
Cara Black, Deborah Crombie, Martin Limon, Charles (Caroline) Todd, moderator Maria Hudgins
3:15-4pm Big Roundup: How to find out more about what's happening in the mystery genre, blogs, websites, conferences Joanna Slan, Bill Crider, Harry Hunsicker, Denise Hamilton, Robin Allen, moderator Hank Phillippi Ryan
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Charles (Caroline) Todd
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Lead researcher Jess Morgan said the mating of the local Australian black-tip shark with its global counterpart, the common black-tip, was an unprecedented discovery with implications for the entire shark world.
The shabby building, sandwiched between overgrown shrubbery and trees from neighboring properties, is hard to spot, but that hasn't kept people in need of a good typewriter repairman from finding the Universal Typewriter Shop.
Monday, January 02, 2012
Anderson, who has died at age 89, donned Darth Vader’s black helmet and fought light saber battles in two of the three original “Star Wars” films, “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.”
Anderson, who worked with actors from Errol Flynn to Antonio Banderas during five decades as a sword master, fight director and stunt performer, died early New Year’s Day at an English hospital, the British Academy of Fencing said Monday.
Sunday, January 01, 2012
So how does it break out? The figure is a little hard to swallow: 1,996 pounds, or nearly one ton. This is an estimate of how much — by weight — the average American eats over the course of one year.