I was recently asked to write a blog about my books and food. My first thought was that I wouldn’t have enough material for a paragraph much less a blog. After all, my books are about Spencer Manning and the cases he works on, not food. But after some thought I realized food is an […]
Mysteries at the Heart of Noir
The acclaimed Spencer Manning Mysteries take readers through the gritty underbelly of Chicago's power, politics, and history.
With 7 novels under his belt, Rick Polad is quickly becoming one of the mystery genre’s rising stars. His series of mystery novels leads readers through an entangled web of murder, greed, and intrigue.
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By Rick Polad
How is your grandmother’s roast like a period inside a quote mark? Somewhere along my path as a kid I heard the following story. Many of you probably have also. A youngster is watching his mother prepare the dinner roast. She cuts a chunk off of each end of the roast, sets it in the […]
A Drug Affair, the seventh Spencer Manning mystery, set for release.
By Rick Polad
A Drug Affair, the seventh Spencer Manning mystery, is done and will be out mid February. It was a challenge, with more plot roadblocks than I am used to. Here’s a preview: Stosh and I chatted over the rest of the pizza and finished our beer. By the time we were done we had come […]