A new rosary

On the first bead, pray one Our Santa Muerte:

Our Santa Muerte who will come for us all, kind and gentle be your kiss. When you come to end my life, may I be free of any regrets. Thank you for this day, one more beautiful day, so I may have it to live, love, and laugh my own way, amen.

On beads 2-4, pray one Glory Be Holy Death:

Glory be Holy Death, blessed death, peaceful death. As you have been with me from the beginning, so are you with me now, and so will you be with me always, amen.

Here now! The fourth in the Peter Pike series, “Peter Pike and the Sinister Saint.”


The five best novels with hard-boiled private eyes/The five best novels with psycho killers

My list of the five best hard-boiled private eye novels. No. 1 you’ve heard of, hopefully seen the movie — the book is better!– but even pulp fiction fans may not have heard of No. 2. https://shepherd.com/best-books/hard-boiled-pis

No. 2, five novels on psycho killers. https://shepherd.com/best-books/psycho-killers True classics! If you don’t know Big Jim Thompson, Patricia Highsmith, George Pelecanos, well, now’s a good time to get acquainted.

The Maltese falcon: HAMMETT, Dashiell: Amazon.com: Books
The one that started it all.

Pop. 1280: Thompson, Jim: 9780679732495: Amazon.com: Books
One of the best American novels ever written.