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All Things Thriller

A Celebration of Thrillers, Noire and Black Comedy by Pamela Lowe Saldana

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Memories of Naps, Cotton’s Dream…And Mrs. Hughes

When I was a kid I had to take an afternoon nap. And though I’ve always required more sleep than most, I hated it. My mother was very strict about naps. (Apparently, if I didn’t get enough rest I would turn into a near demon, the transformation reeking havoc with my respiratory system.) She, or […]

The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic, Part X

He bet on the wrong horse. It was as simple as that. He bet on the wrong horse because he let himself be influenced by his emotions, by his likes and his dislikes. He should have just stuck with the odds. He was a gambler, after all. Time and distance. That’s why Luciano’s word no […]

The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic Part IX

Amongst Friends So everybody’s heard it, that saying about “there’s no honor among thieves.” And, well, that’s a very ambivalent statement. Because it’s true, up to a point, like everything else. It depends on how you look at it. The deal with Lucky Luciano, they were very loyal to him. The whole mafia. The whole […]

Hand in a Pocket

Originally posted on Laughter Over Tears:
The timing of my last blog, Acting While Black, was a little ironic, coming as it did shortly before the latest incident of police brutality/murder in the U.S. The premise that black characters rarely survive in movies of certain genres seemed absurdly laughable and it felt worthwhile to jog…

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