Sunday, December 28, 2014


Over at Professor Mondo, Warren Moore has written a really smart and pointed review of my forthcoming story collection THE DEEPENING SHADE. Moore says:

"[T]he sensibility here holds elements of the Evangelical and Calvinistic. Hinkson’s stories show us a world of the Elect and the Reprobate, with an eye toward the particular agonies of those honest enough to acknowledge that they can’t quite be sure in which camp they belong."

Here's a link to the rest of the review Jake Hinkson Waves at Flannery O'Connor.

THE DEEPENING SHADE will be available Jan. 5th.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

'Twas The Dark Knight Before Christmas: BATMAN RETURNS

I have a new piece over at that is inspired by my recent realization that BATMAN RETURNS is both a) my favorite Batman movie and b) my favorite Christmas movie.

Check out 'Twas The Dark Knight Before Christmas.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Roy Huggins: Too Late For Tears

I have a piece in the new issue of MYSTERY SCENE on the life and career of Roy Huggins. He created blockbuster TV shows like THE FUGITIVE and THE ROCKFORD FILES, and gave us a bona fide film noir masterpiece with 1949's TOO LATE FOR TEARS, but he was despised by many for naming names during the HUAC witch hunts and was often derided for being a credit hog. I explore the controversies around the television pioneer in the Winter Issue, now on the stands.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Cowboy Rides Away: RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY (1962)

I have a new piece up at Criminal Element that takes a look at RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY, the excellent 1962 send-off that Sam Peckinpah gave to two western greats, Joel McCrae and Randolph Scott. Check it out here.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Coming In January 2015

I'm thrilled to announce that the good people at All Due Respect are releasing my first story collection, THE DEEPENING SHADE, in January 2015. More details to come.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Noir's Hard Luck Ladies: Mary Astor

In masterpieces like THE MALTESE FALCON and ACT OF VIOLENCE she helped to form the image of women in film noir, but off screen her life was a struggle. Over at Criminal Element, check out my new post on the great Mary Astor