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Almost Forgotten Crime

Almost Forgotten Crime Classics

By Amsterdam’s Crime Fiction Buyer Jilles (With apologies from your Blogmistress because this post is looong overdue.  Due to the very hectic December month there was very little time for proper blogging – as you might have noticed – and …

Our Favorite Reads 2015

Our Favorite Reads of 2015

And a sneak peek into 2016! My favorite posts to work on every year are the Top 5s of ABC staff and customers.  This year I’ve decided to make 2 massive posts (1 for staff + 1 for customers), so …

Gift Ideas from Jilles, 2015

Gift Ideas from Jilles

Every year we present you with our Gift Ideas: books, magazines, games or merchandise that we think would make great gifts in the December month. This year we decided to introduce all our buyers to you at the same time.  That way, …

Koko - Peter Straub

Staff Review: Koko – Peter Straub

Reviewed by Jilles Koko is classic crime by master storyteller Peter Straub, of Ghost Story and The Talisman fame. It is his most gripping and most hallucinatory thriller, exploring the eerie psychic badlands where nightmare and insanity fuse with the …

The Bottoms - Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale, the Bard of Texas

There is nobody who writes like Joe R. Lansdale, also known as The Bard from Texas.  Nobody! He has written everything, from horror to speculative fiction to westerns (with zombies) and crime. Mostly crime these days. His writing is usually …