Michael Moreci – Interview

Michael Moreci has become known for his sci fi and comics work but this summer he’s branching out into thrillers. His Roche Limit comic trilogy is sci-fi storytelling at its best. The first part reads like a Blade Runner-esque noir thriller, the second Aliens meets the Southern Reach trilogy and the finale is reminiscent of …

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Chicago Spies – Part Two

Looking at Chicago related authors Bill Granger, Michael Moreci, Brad Thor, Andrew Grant, Sam Greenlee, John Jakes, Sara Paretsky, and more.

Nobody Walks by Mick Herron

In anticipation of Mick Herron’s US release of London Rules, the fifth book in his Slough House series, I’m doing a re-read of the first four books. The Slough House related book Nobody Walks appeared after the short story The List and between the novels Dead Lions and Real Tigers in 2015. In a change …

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Collecting A Legacy of Spies

The biggest story of last year was the announcement that John le Carré had written a new Smiley novel. Fans of le Carré's all over the world were shocked. Le Carré had seemed to put a button on Smiley with The Secret Pilgrim so every fan is excited about the new novel. As a collector, …

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The List by Mick Herron

In anticipation of Mick Herron’s US release of London Rules, the fifth book in his Slough House series, I’m doing a re-read of the first four books. The short story The List appeared between Dead Lions and Real Tigers in 2015. Dieter was long retired from the world of spooks, but there were protocols to …

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Playing by Moscow Rules

There are a few different versions of the Moscow Rules, the term that refers to how a spy should handle themselves behind enemy lines. I like this version I found on a postcard in the International Spy Museum.

Dead Lions by Mick Herron

In anticipation of Mick Herron’s US release of London Rules, the fifth book in his Slough House series, I’m doing a re-read of the first four books. Second is Dead Lions from 2013. “Dead lions,” Molly said. “What about them?” “It’s a kids’ party game. You have to pretend to be dead. Lie still. Do …

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