»Of course, Dennis Lehane will always find a home for his work, but part of this story is not just getting people like Dennis Lehane or Joyce Carol Oates or Pete Hamill to write stories for us. (…) It’s also about bringing up unknown writers. We’re not just proud that we have some bestselling novelists writing for us but also that we publish brand-new writers in these collections.«
Noir, not just in dark alleys anymore: Clayton Moore interviews Johnny Temple, editor-in-chief at publisher Akashic Books. Read the interview at Kirkus Reviews.
»In Tregillis’ novel, the Archangels sing hosannas from both human and bestial mouths; the eye-studded wheels called Thrones keep the peace; and Cherubim intimidate with faces of flame.«
A Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler inspired murder mystery set in Thomas Aquinas’s vision of Heaven: Amy Goldschlager about the novel Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis. Her review at The Kirkus Reviews.
»The tales that captivated me the most were those that occupied the boundaries between the human psyche and the animal and spiritual worlds. Their yarns were peopled with spirits and dubious beings, hares that could turn into witches, mischievous fairies, haunted thorn trees, bewitched cattle, curses and cures. They fed my childhood imagination.«
Ireland’s Dark Divide: J. Kingston Pierce in conversation with writer Anthony Quinn about his latest novel Border Angels. Read more at The Kirkus Reviews.