An Unequivocal Rave for Roachkiller

Roachkiller and Other Stories received a great review in the latest issue of Crime Factory. Thanks to them and to Eva Dolan for her generous review. Here’s an excerpt: Narvaez has a poet’s delight in phrasing and writes with an easy kind of grace, unforced, unhurried, letting his character’s lives unravel at their own pace. And almost without exception they do unravel, circumstances take unexpected turns, good people find wells

Review of “Ending in Paumanok” and Long Island Noir

New World Review just posted a review of Long Island Noir, calling the climax of my story “Ending in Paumanok” “partly poetic justice and deeply disturbing”: Extortion is also the main event in the R. Narvaez story, “Ending in Paumanok.” Here a Stony Brook University professor coerces her brother-in-law into giving her money. She’s being squeezed, in turn, by one of her students who is also her lover. She might be