September Editorial

On July 11, we lost Tom Piccirilli, a brilliant writer who was also the first person to support The Big Click. His column was the high point of every issue in which it appeared, and it is nearly impossible to imagine contemporary noir fiction without him. Before turning to crime fiction, Pic was a well-known […]

Capsule Reviews

Rob Hart New Yorked (Polis Books, 2015). Ash McKenna is writer Rob Hart’s crime-wise “fixer”: a freelance troubleshooter for the underclass in modern day NYC. Waking from a bender, he finds a message from his semi-girlfriend, the razor beauty Chell, saying a stranger’s followed her and she needs help. As we and Ash listen, both […]

Soar, Drenched Falcon, One Panel to The Next

Apartment buildings, locked. Like every car, locked. A parking garage, card-key entry. A doorway, all too illuminated. The Chinese Consulate, for Chrissakes, Falun Gong penitents kneeling in the dark and in the rain across Laguna. Furlong Gone, good name for a horse. And, yes, it is raining on both sides of the street. Fifty yards […]

Also in this issue

The Questions that Haunt Us

High Score

Capsule Reviews

Paradise Burns


In This Issue



  • September Editorial
    by The Editors
  • The Questions that Haunt Us
    by Barry Graham (available on 9/8)
  • Capsule Reviews
    by The Editors (available on 9/22)

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