KIERAN SHEA’s fiction has appeared in dozens of venues including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Dogmatika, Word Riot, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Crimefactory, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir well as in some beefy-looking anthologies most of which will make you question the tether of his shiny, red balloon. To his self-deprecating astonishment he's also been nominated for the Story South’s Million Writers Award twice without sending the judges so much as a thank you note. He co-edited the satiric transgressive fiction collection D*CKED: DARK FICTION INSPIRED BY DICK CHENEY and his debut novel KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY is out now from Titan Books. Kieran divides his time between 38°58′22.6″N- 76°30′4.17″W and 39.2775° N, 74.5750° W.


Jacques and Roll

What a delicious sprawl of film in-depth portrayal and the role of a lifetime for Vincent Cassel. Good almost four hours back to back, you pretty much have to pull out every acting card in the deck and Cassel did it with chilling style. I'm not a film scholar but I think one could grow dizzy counting the moments of cinematic homage. Oh so French and oh so good. But hey, I'm a sucker for any gangster bio-epic where the protagonist shares his wine and makes Lapin a La Cocotte for his hostages.