The Adjustment by Scott Philips – a must-read for hard-boiled crime fiction fans

After his impressive first debut novel THE ICE HARVEST (which was adapted into the 2005 feature film directed by Harold Ramis, starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton), author Scott Philips is returning to true noir form with THE ADJUSTMENT. Taking place post World War II, the novel tells a short, dark, and completely unredemptive story set once again in Wichita and featuring Scott’s rogues’ gallery of crooks, hookers, and generally unpleasant folk. “Phillips’s gritty noir manages to hook the reader with one of the more repellant leads in recent memory, Wayne Ogden…a thoroughly bad egg [who] will appeal to hard-boiled fans who don’t need redeeming features to become engaged with a character.” — Publishers Weekly http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-58243-730-9 “Phillips’ hometown, again becomes a prime location for seedy noir. Crime fans, especially those who favor a vivid sense of place and time, will love it.” — Booklist To be published in Booklist’s July 2011 issue....

LA Culture Spot loves FIVE UNEASY PIECES by Todd Waring

FIVE UNEASY PIECES by Todd Waring is currently playing at the Elephant Space for the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Please see showtimes and address below. Excerpt from LA Culture Spot Review: “Todd Waring’s one-man show, “Five Uneasy Pieces,” is definitely worth catching at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival. The title is half accurate. Audiences will actually be treated to six unique characters, instead of five. The “uneasy” part remains true, in the most wonderful way possible. Each of the six characters is struggling with those demons that live just below the surface of everyday life. And each character is losing that struggle. Whether it is the battle against having no talent as a performer (the character, I assure you, not Waring), or battles against reality or the status quo, Waring makes sure each of these six people is engrossing and hilarious. Be warned, the piece includes mature language and gunshots on stage, and the humor is incredibly dark, but absolutely worth it.” For the full article, visit: http://ow.ly/5hGi5   Upcoming Shows FIVE UNEASY PIECES SHOWTIMES: WHERE: The Elephant Space 1076 North Lillian Way, Hollywood CA 90038 WHEN: June 9,16, and 23 @ 8 pm & June 11, 18, 25 @ 2 pm For tickets, visit:...