Green Cotton Candy

by Bogdan Dragos from 07:30 in the morning and until09:00 he stands bythe clothes storeand stares at his image in the gray window He’s wearing a green suitthat now looks kinda brown and feelsin the same timeheavy with accumulated dirtand light with missing patches The people pass by him and look eitherat their phones orContinue reading “Green Cotton Candy”

Immeasurable Acts of Violence

By Cullen Corkery At some point, the noise and rhythmic thumping of a bass-boosted stereo became too much, despite the coke we’d snorted earlier in the bathroom upon arriving, and despite the vodka cranberries I’d been guzzling half the night. I focused my eyes and found Ray a couple yards down from the balcony whereContinue reading “Immeasurable Acts of Violence”

T.V. Review: City on a Hill

By Chris Bunton We absolutely love this show. It is based in 1990’s Boston, where corruption is rampant. The main character is “Jackie” Rohr played by Kevin Bacon. He does a fantastic job portraying this FBI agent who does what he wants, when he wants, and always gets his way.  He crosses the line betweenContinue reading “T.V. Review: City on a Hill”

.38

By Seamus O’ Leary Jack’s slim form moved through the dancers on the night club floor, like a panther moving through a jungle of flashing lights. Nubs followed, and everyone got out of his way. They entered a door in the back, which opened into a short hall lit by fluorescent lights in the ceiling,Continue reading “.38”

Writer News

If you are a writer in the crime genre here is an opportunity to be in an anthology. https://www.scottjmoses.com/what-one-wouldnt-do Also, please remember that The Yard: Crime Blog is always looking for True Crime or Crime Fiction, along with horror and Dark Literature. We have all kinds of categories to choose from for a writer orContinue reading “Writer News”

Movie Review: Forty Year Turf Rumble

By Steven G. Farrell The Forty Year Turf Rumble: Street Gangs on Film: From The Dead End Kids to the Warriors. A long-enduring genre in Hollywood has been that of the gangs active on the mean-streets of the United States. These motion pictures usually took place in the tenement districts of Manhattan’s Hell Kitchen, orContinue reading “Movie Review: Forty Year Turf Rumble”

Serial Killer: Dale Anderson

By Chris Bunton I traveled to Belleville Illinois, recently to research the serial killer Dale Anderson. My research took me to Belleville High School East, where the body of Audrey Cardenas was found in June of 1988. She was an intern for the Belleville News Democrat at the time. The area where she was foundContinue reading “Serial Killer: Dale Anderson”

Book Release: Gemma Hoskins

Have you seen the Netflix Documentary series entitled “The Keepers“? Then, you know who Gemma Hoskins is. Well, she has written a book entitled “Keeping On“. Mascot Books had this to say: “The Keepers investigates the unsolved murder of Cathy Cesnik, a nun and teacher at Archbishop Keough High School. Sister Cathy was Gemma’s belovedContinue reading “Book Release: Gemma Hoskins”

Bulletproof

By Mickey Dubrow Nell cradled the semi-automatic assault rifle in her arms like a baby, keeping it close to her body and giving it plenty of support with both arms. The rifle was fresh from the arms-factory that birthed it. Dozens of the rifle’s siblings hung on racks behind Nell at the Bullard Arms booth,Continue reading “Bulletproof”

Writer Interview: Pablo Agrio

By Chris Bunton Pablo Agrio has published a few times with The Yard: Crime Blog. We wanted to catch up with him and talk about the events in his life that has shaped who he is and what he writes. Where were you stationed in the Marines or toured? What year did you go in?Continue reading “Writer Interview: Pablo Agrio”