The above illustration, "Blowing Bubbles," has been adapted for use here by generous permission from the artist, Cyril Rolando.

The Drowning Machine Reviews

Abbott, Megan: Bury Me Deep 
Abbott, Megan: Dare Me
Abbott, Megan: The End of Everything 
Abbott, Patricia & Steve Weddle, Eds.: Discount Noir 
Abbott, Patti: Monkey Justice
Adelstein, Jake: Tokyo Vice
Adler-Olsen, Jussi: The Absent One
Adler-Olsen, Jussi: The Keeper of Lost Causes 
Adler-Olsen, Jussi: The Purity of Vengeance
Alexander, Bruce: Blind Justice 
Arthurson, Wayne: A Killing Winter
Arthurson, Wayne: Fall from Grace
Atkins, Ace: The Lost Ones
Ayris, Ian: Abide With Me
Bailey, Robert E.: Private Heat
Bakker, R. Scott: Disciple of the Dog
Barone, Joe: The Body in the Record Room
Bazell, Josh: Beat the Reaper
Beetner, Eric & JB Kohl: One Too Many Blows to the Head
Benioff, David: City of Thieves
Berry, Hannah: Britten and Brulightly
Bird, Nigel: Beat on the Brat
Bird, Nigel & Chris Rhatigan, Eds.: Pulp Ink
Blatty, William Peter: The Ninth Configuration
Block, Lawrence: Hit and Run
Bolton, S.J.: Awakening
Bolton, S.J.: Blood Harvest
Box, C.J.: Blue Heaven
Box, C.J.: Nowhere to Run
Bruen, Ken: The Devil
Bruen, Ken: Headstone
Bruen, Ken: Once Were Cops
Bruen, Ken: Purgatory
Bruen, Ken: Sanctuary
Burke, Declan: The Big Empty
Burke, Declan: The Big O
Burke, Declan: Eightball Boogie
Burke, James Lee: The Glass Rainbow
Campbell, Robert: Thinning the Turkey Herd
Carofiglio, Gianrico: Temporary Perfections
Casey, Donis: Crying Blood 
Cash, Wiley: A Land More Kind Than Home
Chercover, Sean: Trigger City
Child, Lee: 61 Hours
Child, Lee: A Wanted Man
Clark and Plimpton, Eds.: The Dreaded Feast: Writers on Enduring the Holidays
Cody, Liza: Bucket Nut
Coles, Frank: How to Drive a Tank and Other Everyday Tips for the Modern Gentleman
Connelly, Michael: The Black Echo
Connelly, Michael: The Brass Verdict
Crais, Robert: Chasing Darkness
Crais, Robert: The First Rule
Crais, Robert: The Monkey's Raincoat
Crais, Robert: The Sentry
Cranmer and Ash, Eds.: Beat to a Pulp: Round 1
Crumley, James: The Last Good Kiss
D'Amato, Barbara: Other Eyes
Dahl, K.O.: The Fourth Man
Davidson, Hilary: The Damage Done
DeMille, Nelson: The Lion
Doolittle, Sean: Rain Dogs
Doolittle, Sean: Safer
Easton, Don: Samurai Code
Emerson, Earl: Black Hearts and Slow Dancing
Emerson, Earl: Cape Disappointment
Emerson, Earl: The Million-Dollar Tattoo
Emerson, Earl: Yellow Dog Party
Faust, Christa: Money Shot
Floyd, John M., Ed.: The Gift of Murder: An Anthology of Holiday Crime Stories to Benefit Toys for Tots
Gage, Leighton: Every Bitter Thing
Gage, Leighton: A Vine in the Blood 
Gage, Leighton: The Ways of Evil Men
Goldman, William: The Temple of Gold
Gorman and Greenburg, Eds.: Between the Dark and the Daylight
Graham, Barry: How Do You Like Your Blue-Eyed Boy? 
Grainger, Edward A.: Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles 
Grainger, Edward A.: Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles, Vol. II
Guilfoile, Kevin: The Thousand
Guthrie, Allan: Two-Way Split
Guthrie, Allan: Slammer
Hamilton, Steve: The Lock Artist
Harmon, Ken: The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir
Hellmann, Libby Fischer: Nice Girl Does Noir I & II
Hellmann, Libby Fischer: Set the Night on Fire
Higashino, Keigo: The Devotion Of Suspect X 
Holden, Craig: Four Corners of Night
Holm, Chris F.: 8 Pounds 
Holm, Chris F.: Dead Harvest
Indridason, Arnaldur: The Draining Lake
Indridason, Arnaldur: Hypothermia
Jacobs, John Hornor: Southern Gods
Jacobson, Alan: Velocity
James, Darrell: Nazareth Child
Johnson, Craig: As the Crow Flies
Judson, Daniel: The Violet Hour
King, David: Death in the City of Light
Koryta, Michael: The Silent Hour
Lange, Richard: This Wicked World
Larson, Eric: The Devil in the White City
Larsson, Asa: The Black Path
Littlefield, Sophie: A Bad Day for Sorry
LLewellyn, Tom: The Tilting House
Logan, Simon: Katja From the Punk Band 
Louvin, Charlie and Benjamin Whitmer: Satan Is Real: The Ballad of The Louvin Brothers 
Lupton, Rosamund: Sister
Manfredo, Lou: Rizzo's War
McCarry, Charles: The Tears of Autumn
McDonald, Craig: El Gavilan
McDonald, Craig: One True Sentence
McDonald, Craig: Print the Legend
McDonald, Craig: Toros & Torsos
McGilloway, Brian: Borderlands
McGinniss, Joe: Fatal Vision
McGivern, William P.: Very Cold for May
McKinty, Adrian: The Cold Cold Ground
McKinty, Adrian: Fifty Grand
McLean, Russel D.: The Good Son
McLean, Russel D.: The Lost Sister
Meyer, L.A.: Bloody Jack
Meyer, Philipp: American Rust
Moore, Donna: Old Dogs
Movie: Jack Reacher 
Neville, Stuart: The Ghosts of Belfast
Newton, Charlie: Calumet City
Newton, Charlie: Start Shooting
Penzler, Otto, Ed.: Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop
Perry, Thomas: Runner
Perry, Thomas: Strip
Piccirilli, Tom: The Fever Kill
Pickard, Nancy: The Virgin of Small Plains
Pike, Robert L.: Bullitt
Pilkey, Dav: The Adventures of Captain Underpants
Polisar, Lisa: Escape
Rendell, Ruth: The Monster in the Box
Ritter, Todd: Death Notice
Robinson, Todd: The Hard Bounce
Rogers, Stephen D.: Shot to Death
Rubenstein, Mark: Mad Dog House
Ruttan, Sandra & Brian Lindenmuth, Eds.: Speedloader
Sakey, Marcus: Scar Tissue
Sandford, John: Certain Prey
Sandford, John: Eyes of Prey
Sandford, John: Mortal Prey
Sandford, John: Silent Prey
Sandford, John: Stolen Prey
Sandford, John: Storm Prey
Schwartz, Alvin: Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark
Seaman, Damien: The Killing of Emma Gross
Silva, Daniel: A Death in Vienna 
Smith, Roger: Capture
Smith, Roger: Dust Devils
Smith, Roger: Wake Up Dead
Snyder, Keith: Coffin's Got the Dead Guy on the Inside
Snyder, Keith: The Night Men
Steinhauer, Olen: The Bridge of Sighs
Steinhauer, Olen: 36 Yalta Boulevard
Stevens, Chevy: Still Missing
Straley, John: Cold Storage, Alaska
Straley, John: The Woman Who Married a Bear 
Stroud, Carsten: Niceville 
Sullivan, Daniel Robert: Places, Please! Becoming a Jersey Boy
Tafoya, Dennis: Dope Thief
Tafoya, Dennis: The Wolves of Fairmount Park
Tey, Josephine: Miss Pym Disposes
Tremblay, Paul: In the Mean Time
Tremblay, Paul: No Sleep Till Wonderland
Vachss, Andrew: Flood
Wentworth, Patricia: The Girl In the Cellar
West, C.J.: The End of Marking Time
Westlake, Donald E.: Drowned Hopes
Westlake, Donald E.: High Adventure
Westlake, Donald E.: Memory
Whitmer, Benjamin: Pike
Winslow, Don: The Gentlemen's Hour
Winslow, Don: The Kings of Cool
Winslow, Don: Savages
Wiprud, Brian M.: Buy Back
Wood, Simon: Asking For Trouble
Wood, Simon: Working Stiffs
Woodrell, Daniel: Woe to Live On
Woolrich, Cornell: Fright
Yocum, Robin: The Essay
Zafiro, Frank: Dead Even
Zeltserman, Dave: 21 Tales
Zeltserman, Dave: The Caretaker of Lorne Field
Zeltserman, Dave: The Dame 
Zeltserman, Dave: The Hunted 
Zeltserman, Dave: Julius Katz
Zeltserman, Dave: Killer
Zeltserman, Dave: A Killer's Essence 
Zeltserman, Dave: Monster
Zeltserman: Outsourced
Zeltserman, Dave: Pariah
Zeltserman, Dave: Small Crimes