A Rubbish Poem #03. The CMBC choir.

(by Gavin Dimmock. December 4, 2018)   Eight fifteen on Tuesday’s chilly morn, Three weeks yet until the Saviour’s dawn. A feeble orange sun helps dispel the sheen Of frost that hides your frozen windscreen. With scratch and scrape, scrape and scratch You hurry to clear enough of a patch Of glass in which you…

“High White Sun” by J. Todd Scott. (Chris Cherry #02)

    My review of “High White Sun” by J. Todd Scott. (Brought to you by the letter T.) Tremendous. Thrilling. Tense. Terrific. Taut. Triumph. Triumphant. Titanic. Tough. Tenacious. Tight. Twisted. Tip-top. Tretis. Tantalising. Tender. Talented. Texas. Texan. Trilogy? (From GoodReads) In this fiery and violent new sequel to The Far Empty, even though Sheriff…

“The Far Empty” by J. Todd Scott. (Chris Cherry #01)

My review of “The Far Empty” by J. Todd Scott. (Brought to you by the letter M.) Mean. Moody. Murderous. Memorable. Magnificent. Menacing. Majestic. Masterful. Magical. Merciless. Marvellous. Mayhem. Major. Mesmerising. Mighty. Maddish. Mysterious. Magnetic….more, more, MORE! Seriously though, my discovery of this novel, and of its writer, J. Todd Scott, came about purely by…

“City of Sinners” by A.A. Dhand. (Harry Virdee #03)

I zipped through this, the third Harry Virdee novel, in just a matter of days. Around two and a half, I think. And, at 0232 hours this morning, I came to the end of this whirlwind paced, adrenaline fuelled, terrific bobby-dazzler of a read. For such a clean cut, well presented, eloquent and charming chap,…

First Night.

As can often be seen at the start of films, TV shows, and books, this short story (possibly the beginnings of something longer) is “inspired” by true events. I hope you enjoy it. A huge thank you to my Shotgun Rider for that ideal and perfect description, just two words actually, but two words that…

“Depth of Winter” by Craig Johnson. (Walt Longmire​ #14)

*Read between 11th October and 13th October 2018 ****WARNING: SPOILER….If you have yet to read “The Western Star”, do not read any further.**** Welcome to Walt Longmire’s worst nightmare. In Craig Johnson’s latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has…

“The Western Star” by Craig Johnson. (Walt Longmire #13)

*Read between 7th October and 11th October 2018 Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when fresh from…

“An Obvious Fact” by Craig Johnson. (Walt Longmire #12)

*Read between 1st October and 7th October 2018 In this, the twelfth full-length novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, Walt, Henry Standing Bear, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident. In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the…

“The Highwayman” by Craig Johnson. (Walt Longmire #11.5)

*Read between 29th September and 1st October 2018 When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man’s-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving “officer needs assistance” calls. The problem? They’re coming from Bobby…

“Dry Bones” by Craig Johnson. (Walt Longmire #11)

*Read between 24th and 29th September 2018 When the largest, most complete fossil of a Tyrannosaurus rex is discovered in Absaroka County, it would appear to have nothing to do with Walt. That is until the Cheyenne rancher on whose land she’s found is himself found face down in a turtle pond. As a number…

“Any Other Name” by Craig Johnson. (Walt Longmire #10)

*Read between 18th and 23rd September 2018 In Any Other Name, Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county. Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own…

“Spirit of Steamboat” by Craig Johnson. (Walt Longmire #09.1)

*Read between 16th and 18th September 2018 Craig Johnson delivers another gripping Longmire story and, yet again, he does not fail to disappoint. “Spirit of Steamboat” is a longer short story, more novella in length. It begins on Christmas Eve in the “current” today of the Longmire chronology. Our Sheriff is sitting at his desk…