Douglas Smith | Writer

Hi! Thanks for visiting. I'm an award-winning author of fantasy, SF, horror, supernatural, and the ever popular "undefinable" and have been published in thirty countries and twenty-five languages. 


I'm a three-time winner of the Aurora Award and a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award, the juried Sunburst Award, the CBC Bookies award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane. 


My website is and I tweet at


Potshot - Robert B. Parker One of the weaker Spenser novels, imo. It's basically Parker's version of a modern western, which should have made me love it. About halfway through, he starts to make it his update to The Magnificent Seven as Spenser travels around the country picking up some familiar thugs as his gang to take on the bad guys. My hopes picked up again. But ultimately, this one was disappointing including an ending in which ...


...the murderer gets away (literally) with murder, for the second Spenser book in a row (Hugger Mugger, #27).

But it's still Parker and still Spenser, so there is much to enjoy in this. And the movie quotes sprinkled throughout were fun..."We deal in lead, friend."

Currently reading

The Scottish Banker of Surabaya
Ian Hamilton
Access All Areas: A User's Guide to the Art of Urban Exploration
The House by the Churchyard
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller