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Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,465
Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (173 of 236)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,465 - Total Helpful Votes: 173 of 236
The Cold Spot by Tom Piccirilli
The Cold Spot by Tom Piccirilli
4.0 out of 5 stars Hit the spot!, 29 Jun 2014
This was my first Piccirilli outing and I enjoyed every minute.

I hate crime novels that wear kid gloves. I want my crime novels to be an experience, to put the book down and feel like I've been smacked around. The Cold Spot was a thoroughly satisfying read.

Chase is a getaway driver. Raised by his grandfather who is a vicious, feared crook. After witnessing his dear granddad kill one of their own crew members, Chase decides to ride solo, doing what he does best. Chase, now a little older but not much, meets in unusual circumstances Lila, a tough deputy sheriff and they fall in love and Chase is put on the straight and narrow. But due to tragic events, Chase is forced… Read more
True Detective - Season 1 [DVD] [2014] <b>DVD</b> ~ Woody Harrelson
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HBO have produced some incredible television gems and 'True Detective' is certainly one of them.

As you can see, it's like a star bomb has gone off on here. Some people are weary of a profusion of five star ratings. But no need to worry. Get your hands on this when you can.

I won't spill all the beans but the show follows two Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division homicide detectives Cohle and Hart (McConaughey and Harrelson) as they hunt a serial killer in Louisiana across seventeen years.

Everything is tip-top quality. The acting is absolutely fantastic, McConaughey and Harrelson really do have great chemistry gluing your eyes to the… Read more
Low Winter Sun [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Mark Strong
Low Winter Sun [DVD] DVD ~ Mark Strong
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I was completely unaware of this shows existence. So glad it's come to my knowledge, seemingly from out of the blue but so disappointed to know of its cancellation.

Fantastic stuff. Murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a dark and gritty world where the line dividing cops from criminals has blurred. It begins with two detectives murdering one of their own for reasons that soon become apparent. A seemingly perfect (despite the silly mistakes considering they are seasoned detectives) and justified crime. But it initiates the downward spiral of their lives by forces out of their control, deep into the Detroit underworld.

The acting from Mark Strong and Lennie James… Read more