Author Archives: RNz

Noir @ the Bar

Sunday night’s Noir at the Bar NYC was exceptional. Twelve hard-core crime writers read, including me: (in order) Cindy Rosmus, Justin Porter, Richie Narvaez, Todd Robbins, Jason Starr, Jonathan Hayes, Wallace Stroby, Matthew Melina, Thomas Pluck, Jen Conley, Johnny Shaw, and … Continue reading

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Noir at the Bar Reading This Sunday

I’ll be reading this Sunday, June 3, 6 p.m. as part of the famous Noir at the Bar series, which fortuitously has moved from St. Louis to Manhattan for what I hope is more than a one-time thing. Other readers … Continue reading

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“Hurricane” Reviews

Check out this very generous review by Cullen Gallagher of my reading at KGB last month and my story “Hurricane” on the Los Angeles Review of Books blog: “On this occasion, he read from ‘Juracán’ (originally published in Indian Country Noir, … Continue reading

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“Roachkiller” Review

Many, many thanks to Terrence McCauley for his very kind words in his review of Roachkiller and Other Stories. Here is an excerpt: “It’s an impressive group of entertaining and deep short stories that aren’t your typical crime fare. His … Continue reading

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Long Island Noir at SCC

The writers from Long Island Noir, after our panel on May 5 at Suffolk Community College, Brentwood campus. From left: Irredeemable R. Narvaez, Randy Reed Farrel Coleman, Quick-Witted Qanta Ahmed, Charming Charles Salzberg, Roundhouse Kicker Kaylie Jones, Cunning Kenneth Wishnia, and … Continue reading

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New York Times Previews Long Island Noir

Huzzah! Long Island Noir gets previewed in the New York Times today, and my story “Ending in Paumanok” gets a mention. The article quotes a line from my story about Long Island’s “having ‘all the inconvenience of the city and none … Continue reading

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At KGB, Reading from “Hurricane”/”Juracán”

It was a dark and stormy night . . . when I read at KGB Bar in Manhattan, along with the great writers Kira Peikoff (Living Proof), Sheila York (A Good Knife’s Work), and Bruce DeSilva (Rogue Island), as part … Continue reading

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