[REVIEW] Five Decembers – by James Kestrel

FIVE DECEMBERS – by James Kestrel Publisher: Hard Case Crime Available: October 2021 Verdict: 4.5 out of 5.0 The Overview:  (Synopsis provided by Goodreads) December 1941. America teeters on the brink of war, and in Honolulu, Hawaii, police detective Joe McGrady is assigned to investigate a homicide that will change his life forever. Because the…

[SCP Magazine] Open Sub Call for Fiction and Poetry – Issue #0

UPDATE: This will now be an anthology instead of magazine! Active: June 5-19Expected Release: Fall or early Winter Will be accepting up to 10-13 pieces, mostly short fiction but some poetry, as well. Compensation: $10 for short fiction, $5 for poetry – USD sent via Paypal, Venmo, or Cash apps prior to publication / Accepted…

[REVIEW] Queen of the Cicadas – by V. Castro

QUEEN OF THE CICADAS (LA REINA DE LAS CHICHARRAS) – by V. Castro Publisher: Flame Tree Press Available: June 2021 Verdict: 4.0 out of 5.0 The Overview:  (Synopsis provided by Goodreads) 2018: Belinda Alvarez has returned to Texas for the wedding of her best friend Veronica. The farm is the site of the urban legend,…

[REVIEW] Malignant Summer – by Tim Meyer

MALIGNANT SUMMER – by Tim Meyer Publisher: Silver Shamrock Publsihing Available: June 2021 Verdict: 4.0 out of 5.0 Overview: Kids are getting sick in Hooperstown, New Jersey. People are blaming the chemical plant, which has been secretly dumping in the woods by the river for years. But there’s something even more menacing at play –…