Category Archives: Reviews

Another Great ROACHKILLER Review

Roachkiller and Other Stories just received a very  generous review by Daniel over at Looking for a Good Book. He says: I don’t know why Narvaez isn’t a house-hold name.  Anyone who likes good fiction, or well-defined characters, or strong … Continue reading

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GRAND CENTRAL NOIR Review

Crime writer Derrick Ferguson gives Grand Central Noir a generous review over at his blog today, noting that “at its best GRAND CENTRAL NOIR evokes the feel of . . . Will Eisner stories.” Here’s what he had to say … Continue reading

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An Unequivocal Rave for Roachkiller

Roachkiller and Other Stories received a great review in the latest issue of Crime Factory. Thanks to them and to Eva Dolan for her generous review. Here’s an excerpt: Narvaez has a poet’s delight in phrasing and writes with an … Continue reading

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Review of “Ending in Paumanok” and Long Island Noir

New World Review just posted a review of Long Island Noir, calling the climax of my story “Ending in Paumanok” “partly poetic justice and deeply disturbing”: Extortion is also the main event in the R. Narvaez story, “Ending in Paumanok.” Here … Continue reading

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La Interview

Author Manuel Ramos (King of the Chicanos) interviews me over at La Bloga.  I talk about Roachkiller and Other Stories, saying such things as “You get crime, mystery, action, humor, and there are a lot of dogs—especially in ‘Juracán.’ I love … 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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