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The Vautrin Winter 2021 Dossier: Available Now, Order it Here, Trip on Contemporary Noir

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Guy walks up to you in the potato chip aisle. Looks like he’s had a rough week. He starts in that he was throwing bread to the ducks...

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Vautrin Winter 2021: Pre-Order Info, the Lowdown on Scenarios, Table of Contents and More

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Kat Sloane could do with a shot of cash. She’s in debt to a nasty shark named Milky Kong, but her posh friends have a rule about...

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A Semi-Chronicle of Phenomena and Hearsay Surrounding the Winter 2021 Issue of Vautrin

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Guy walks up to you in the potato chip aisle.  Looks like he’s had a rough week.  He starts in that he was throwing bread to the ducks...

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Pelayo’s “Children of Chicago” Offers a Character-Driven Detective Story with a Horror Slant

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By J.B. Stevens / “Chicago is an October sort of city, even in spring.” — Nelson Algren Chicago is a town on the edge of the...

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Lucullus, the Bankers, and What to do with Time Itself

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By Elgin Tolliver / That the study of ancient Greece and Rome is among my obsessions prompted a friend of mine to question the relevance of...

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Memoirs of a Midwesterner

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By Elgin Tolliver / I came to in a strange hotel, fresh off a tryst withMadame de Pompadour.King Louis didn’t like it, but the...

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The Vautrin Winter 2020 Issue Is Available Now (Order It Here)

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A good short story grabs you with a compelling voice while going where you’ve never been.  In the Winter 2020 issue of Vautrin,...

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Notes on Nick Kolakowski’s Jake Halligan Novels

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By Elgin Tolliver / Who doesn’t want a sister like Jack Halligan’s sister Frankie in Nick Kolakowski’s novels about...

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Splashing the Pot: First-Person Narrators, Charisma & Why My Stash Might Not Be Your Stash

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By Elgin Tolliver / I don’t need to check with Nate Silver before I make the following prediction: forty-nine percent of Americans...

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Vautrin Summer 2020 Issue Available Now

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Balzac had Le Voleur.  Chandler had The Black Mask.  You’ve got Vautrin. Highlights of the summer 2020 issue include: A...

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