Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, a weekly feature celebrating the books that inspire Denver artists ... More >>
Mario Acevedo is a local author whose 2007 debut novel The Nymphos of Rocky Flats introduced readers to Felix Gomez, an war veteran turned undead gumshoe, and was touted as one of the best ... More >>
A Breckenridge resident and self-described "river-rat," Beth Groundwater is a writer of mystery stories. After retiring from a software engineering position in 1999, Groundwater pursued her lifelong interest in writing and mysteries and set to work on her craft, eventually seeing her short stories p ... More >>
J.A. Kazimer is a Denver-based writer and fascinating human being with a wide spectrum of skills and interests. The author of books with such disparate titles as SHANK, Holy Socks and Dirtier Demons, and Froggy Style: A Fucked-Up Fairy Tale,Kazimer's life and work have bee ... More >>
Ryan Demers, a Denver-based filmmaker, is the co-founder of Gaylord St. Productions, and has managed the impressive feat of helming two independent films without going completely bankrupt and abandoning the dream. The Honey Cooler, a farcical detective story set in the milieu of an economic ... More >>
Set in the depths of a Denver recession, Manuel Ramos' new novel follows Gus Corral as he gets caught up in a gritty world of warring gangs, murder and a missing religious artifact. Out now on Arte Público Press, Desperado: A Mile High Noir uses the North Side of Denver as the backdrop for a thrill ... More >>
Denver blogs have missed you. Big Media's Jason Salzman suggests that the failed Pesonhood Amendment will make yet another comeback. Denver Egotist: Creative director Matt Ingwalson wrote a mystery you can read. Denver Frank asks: What's your plan B?
Maybe you finally finished a NaNoWriMo project, and now you're not sure what to do with the manuscript. Perhaps you've been hard at work at the Great American Zombie Novel, but you can't get the characters to gel. Or hell, possibly you're convinced you could write some ladyporn that would put Fifty ... More >>
Get the skinny on The Thin Man. Okay, so the Looper and his bookworms wanted something "adventurous" for this year's One Book, One Denver. Like a mystery. So why not Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man? Hammett, after all, is the dean of the American hardboiled private eye novel. As his admirer Raym ... More >>
Mystery writer C.J. Box discusses his latest tale.
The Brothers Affleck come through with a complex, sophisticated Boston crime drama.
Mystery Writers clue kids in to reading
Writer Walter Mosley returns to the mystery but keeps experimenting with forms.
Mystery writer C.J. Box gives readers a new Western hero.
This book's a killer!
Mystery grows at local writers' gathering.
A local author takes the detective novel to the cleaners.