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Joseph Wambaugh, Kick Kolakowski, Katie Moretti, Gwendolyn Kiste, Rob Hart, and more
Unlawful Acts's Morning Crime Links
"Interview with Joseph Wambaugh" by Steve Powell (The Venetian Vase)

"Off the Cuff with Nick Kolakowski" by Dietrich Kalteis (Dietrich Kalteis)

"In Writing, Progress Doesn't Always Look Like Progress" by Chuck Wendig (Terribleminds)

"Barnes & Noble Removes Nook Signage From Stores" by Nate Hoffelder (The Digital Reader)

"Cracking The Big Mystery Behind The Bestseller Lists" by PJ Parrish (Kill Zone)

"January's Best International Crime Fiction" (CrimeReads)

"A Very Scientific* Look At Which Library Books Disappear The Most" by Abby Hargreaves (Book Riot)

"Indie publisher Chris Rhatigan: 'Business-y talk about fiction writing is a joke'" (Damien Seaman)

"Rob Hart Crowdsources An Interview for His Food Noir Collection And Settles The 'Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich' Debate" (LitReactor)

The First Two Pages: "City of Woe" by Christopher Ryan (Arjt Taylor, Writer)

"This Winter's Best Thrillers Will Make You Shiver" by Amy Brady (Chicago Review of Books)

"How It Happened" by Katie Moretti (The Thrill Begins)

"Still a Source of Macabre Curiosity" by J. Kingston Pierce (The Rap Sheet)

"The Top Five Crime Fiction/ Thriller Long Reads To Get You Through The Cold Weather" (The Dorset Book Detective)

"The Egg Thief" by Joshua Hammer (Outside)
 
Book Reviews
"The Rust Maidens" by Gwendolyn Kiste (Journalstone) (Ink Heist)

"Deep Dirty Truth" by Steph Broadribb (Orenda Books) (Hair Past a Freckle)

"Thirty Seven" by Peter Stenson (Dzanc Books) (Vol. 1 Brooklyn)
Short Stories
I don't know if I have mentioned this before but there's a new issue of Yellow Mama out.
Featured Book of the Day
Take-Out
by Rob Hart

(Polis Books)

Rob Hart has firmly established himself as one of the best crime writers of his generation with his acclaimed Ash McKenna series, and in TAKE-OUT Hart has collected 16 stories of culinary crime and noir that will have you savoring every deadly bite.

In the title story, a gambler falls into debt with the enigmatic owner of a Chinatown gambling parlor, and must run odd—and sometimes dangerous—deliveries to clear his ledger. 

In "How to Make the Perfect New York Bagel," the owner of one of New York City's last old-school bagel shops has to defend his storefront—in the past, from the mob, and in the present, from a bank. 

In "Creampuff," a bakery with the hottest pastry in town has to hire a bouncer to control the unruly line, with tragic results. 

In these stories and more, some never before published, Rob Hart explores the enticing and dangerous intersection where food and hospitality cross paths with crime and noir. Some stories are funny. Some of are dark. But each one will leaving you wanting another bite.

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