About

Nemeth and Thompson. Don’t let the booze on the desks or the shoddy furniture in their office make you underestimate this firm.

– Scott Alderberg, author of Graveyard Love

Unlawful Acts is a blog about crime fiction books filled with news and reviews. Over at Do Some Damage, Sam Belacqua said that Unlawful Acts is “helping spread the word about other authors, and I give a shit about that.”

David Nemeth
David graduated years ago from Emerson College with a BFA in Creative Writing. After college, David spent several years writing poetry. Then a baby came.  David took the next 20 years or so away from writing as my wife and I raised our son. He’s older now. So writing it is.  You can reach David at david.nemeth@gmail.com, Facebook, Twitter. David also writes a column at Do Some Damage.

Jim Thomsen
Jim is a writer and manuscript editor whose hardboiled crime fiction has appeared in Shotgun Honey and West Coast Crime Wave. A former newspaper reporter and editor, he lives a noir existence, living nowhere and everywhere as a house sitter and contract copywriter, but makes his home base in his hometown of Bainbridge Island, Washington. He’s at work on his first novel, SOMEBODY COULD GET KILLED, a non-YA tale of teens, bullying, drug smuggling and murder set in 1979. Look for him on Facebook and Twitter, and check out his noir photography on Instagram. His website is at jimthomsencreative.com.


Here’s our fucking disclaimer: Sometimes authors send us books, sometimes publishers, sometimes publicists. Other times we buy books or, heaven forbid, take them out of the library. We like books and we really like crime fiction books. No one tells us what to write, not even a suggestion, and we don’t make any money from this blog. As a matter fact, our book addiction costs us money. So put that in your pipe and smoke it.