FOUR STARS (****) The Lock Artist is everything they say it is: a rich, funny, entertaining, character-based coming of age crime story filled with believable, interesting characters in a well-paced thriller. To say that I’m behind in reading the seminal novels in this genre is an understatement. But there’s a good reason why, if you
Open your eyes, gang. They’re all around you.
“Who’s Minding the Mint?” is the funniest caper movie that you’ve never heard of before now. This was one of those movies that happened to me by accident. It was running on a local independent television station, a Sunday morning ten o’clock movie that aired right after the televised Sunday morning services. There weren’t any
Trying to pick my five favorite heist novel adaptations is like asking me to pick my five favorite Led Zeppelin songs. There are too many awesome choices, and several worthy inclusions will be left off the final list. (sorry, “Misty Mountain Hop”) There are great movie adaptations, (Rififi, notably) that came from a less-than-admired source
This blog focuses on the crime genres of heists and capers. I love stories about the bad guy. The rebel. The non-conformist. The person that lives life on their own terms. That one who isn’t concerned about rules, laws, societal norms, social media postings or what you think about them, for that matter. I write