Lost Continent Books

Mapping the Terrain of Used and Rare Books

“Freezer Burn,” by Joe Lansdale

Joe Lansdale is a master storyteller; it’s as simple as that. In “Freezer Burn” he delivers a delicious, unapologetic story about an East Texas anti-hero who finds himself wound up … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

“The Killer Inside Me,” by Jim Thompson

“The Killer Inside Me,” by Jim Thompson is most easily classified as some sort of noir thriller, but really, at it’s heart the book is psychological horror. That’s what makes … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

“A View From the Lake,” by Greg F. Gifune

It’s been awhile since I posted something. I hope to rectify that. “A View From the Lake“is a beautiful novel, and I’m not going to give any of it away … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Review: “Child of Rage,” by Jim Thompson

Catcher in the Rye, meetsĀ American Psycho, meetsĀ The Autobiography of Malcolm X…. Written in the early 70’s by a dying white-dude stoned on whiskey. If that isn’t Rock and Roll, what … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Signed Book Binnacle Pt.3: Mystery Writers and Jam Bands – To Be Continued

Okay, okay, yeah…. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve written about my signed books. But, it seems, some people like me to write about my signed books. So I want … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: “Testament,” by David Morrell

In his first novel – “First Blood” – David Morrell invented the character John Rambo. Now, isn’t that a statement? A man walks into a bar and announces “I created … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: “The Midnight Room,” by Ed Gorman

A better than average novel of suspense. The thing here is that I have heard very, very high-praise for Mr. Gorman. And like I said this novel was simply better … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: “Slob,” by Rex Miller

“Slob” is an interesting horror/ noir book that I read very quickly and very much enjoyed. It is the story of Daniel “Chaingang” Bunkowski, a 500 lb serial-killer of unimaginable … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: “A Hell of a Woman,” by Jim Thompson

After hearing so much almost awe-inspired praise for Jim Thomson from notable authors such as Joe Lansdale and Stephen king, and from sources such as “The Kirkus Review”, and “The … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

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