Category Archives: Mystery

Review: War Demons

The Devil went down to Georgia. He was looking for a soul to steal.And this time, he isn’t coming with a violin. Welcome to War Demons, by Russell Newquist.** When he came home, so did they… Driven by vengeance, Michael … Continue reading

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Life is Strange: Butterflies in the Vortex

“Do your powers include mind reading? Or did you just rewind because I tried to steal the cozy chair?” Some of you might remember my Walking Dead review, where I talked quite glowingly about Telltale Games’ feels trip masquerading as … Continue reading

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Catholic Dragon Award Suggestions

Since we have not mentioned this since February, It’s occurred to me that the first post was probably a little too cavalier in that Dragon Award post. We should spell out what the bleep is going on a little bit … Continue reading

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A Pius Man, Chapter 2, A Pious Mercenary

Yup. Here we go again. Last week was chapter 1, and now we continue with your look at the new edition of chapter 2 for  A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller. By now, you’re probably well aware my yanking this … Continue reading

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A Pius Man, Chapter 1: A Pious Cop

Yes, you’re reading this right. You’re about to get a look at the first, redone chapter of A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller. Imagine if every thriller that had “history” of the Catholic church were both well-written and historically accurate. Basically, a … Continue reading

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A Pius Man: What is it?

The other day, it was mentioned that A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller was coming soon from Silver Empire Press. At which point, I’m certain that the first question on everyone’s mind is simple … starting with, “Why is pious spelled … Continue reading

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Silver Empire To Re-release Declan Finn’s A Pius Man

Before Declan Finn became a Dragon Award nominated horror writer — before there was even a Dragon Award — he wrote a thriller series that’s been described as “the anti-Dan Brown,” or perhaps, “The Da Vinci Code — but not … Continue reading

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Netflix’s “Death Note”: A Trailer Analysis

Well. It has come to this. Netflix is finally producing a live-action USA-based adaptation of Death Note, the hit manga/anime where a teenager with a god complex gets a notebook that he can use to magically murder people. It’s better … Continue reading

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Top 10 Catholic Books to Give this Christmas

In my family, the easiest thing in the world is to give the gift of books. And, seriously, who doesn’t read? If your first thought is “I don’t read,” then I will ask you how exactly this post is getting … Continue reading

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Butcher discusses Peace Talks at DragonCon

Jim Butcher is deeply enamored with DragonCon. After multiple signings where no one showed up, or panels at conventions where he was the only one in the room, DragonCon is where he started to feel like an author. In fact, … Continue reading

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Mid-Cour Anime Overview: Ace Attorney

So, Ace Attorney is a show that comes with a pretty predominant following already, because it’s an adaptation of a pretty unique series of games that came from Capcom. Not only were they popular games in Japan, but they’ve found … Continue reading

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Quick Anime Review: ERASED (Boku dake ga Inai Machi)

I started ERASED (or, as it was originally in the Japanese, “Boku dake ga Inai Machi”, “The Town Where Only I Am Missing”) because Matt had seen it advertised through Crunchyroll. Being that I’m the resident Anime of the Catholic … Continue reading

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The Catholic Geek: Star Wars and Sherlock 01/03 

Description: Declan Finn fights a sore throat, annoying cough, and other ills in an attempt to ring in the new year with author Ann Margaret Lewis (The Watson Chronicles), who returns to discuss the latest Star Wars film, DC Comics, … Continue reading

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Writing Catholic Novels

I was recently asked to write about Catholicism in my novels. Going through Honor at Stake, one might pick up on the fact that I’m Catholic. It’s only in about a quarter of the novel, after all. I built my … Continue reading

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Gravity Falls: a Glorious Buffet of Weirdness

I suppose it was inevitable that I would like Gravity Falls. It’s weird, it’s set in the Pacific Northwest (I grew up in western Oregon), and there‘s tons of lore, mystery, and goofiness to top it off. But we’ll get … Continue reading

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Over the Garden Wall: Macabre, Weird, and Delightful

Over the Garden Wall is a lovely little gem that I’d completely forgotten about until I recently rewatched the first two chapters with friends. It’s a surreal autumny story about two brothers lost, wandering through woods filled with strange, spooky … Continue reading

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Sherlock, Flash, Arrow, and Ann Lewis on The Catholic Geek

https://player.cinchcast.com/?assettype=single&show_id=7786823&version=2.0&platformId=1 Check Out Books Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with We Built That Network on BlogTalkRadio with We Built That Network on BlogTalkRadio   Welcome my friends to another episode of The Catholic Geek. On this week’s episode, we have … Continue reading

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Interview with Ann Margaret Lewis on Murder in the Vatican

In 2011, I originally interviews Ann Margaret Lewis for my blog, A Pius Man. Since then, the interview was broken up and reposted for Examiner.com, twice. But now, as Ann Lewis will be my guest this Sunday on the Catholic … Continue reading

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More Sherlock

Moffat says he’s yet to start writing up the scripts for the fourth round of Sherlock TV movies. (Oh, come on . . . they’re extra-long and you can’t call three of them a “season.”) Now, I obviously deal a lot … Continue reading

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Review: The Watson Chronicles

For those of you who are suffering from a deficit of Sherlock, wondering why Robert Downy Jr. hasn’t made another Sherlock Holmes film already, and the okay-Elementary isn’t really cutting it, have we got something for you. When Ann Margaret … Continue reading

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