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Strand, Sin, and Winter Counts

Featured Book

“Winter Counts” by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Ecco Press; 2020) (Ecco Press)

Articles

Management problems at New York City’s Strand Bookstore (The Baffler)

Interview with Nancy Jooyoun Kim, author of “The Last Story of Mina Lee” (Park Row; 2020) (CrimeReads)

Paul D. Marks, author of “The Blues Don’t Care” (Down & Out Books; 2020), on the issues with marketing a book in the time of COVID-19 (Criminal Minds)

Dana King, author of the Penns River series, on James Ellroy’s “The Cold Six Thousand” (One Bite at a Time)

“Hate the Sin, Not the Book” by Alan Jacobs (The Atlantic)

“The Ancestor” by Lee Matthew Goldberg (All Due Respect Books; 2020) (Bibliotica)

“Saturday Night Off” by Linda Boroff (Close To The Bone), story

3 Meanings of ‘Out of Pocket’ (Grammar Girl), podcast

Illustrations by Miles Hyman (Fragments of Noir)

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Rattlesnakes, Chasing Nazis, and Cheryl A. Head

Featured Book

“Find Me When I’m Lost” by Cheryl A. Head (Bywater Books; 2020) (Bywater Books)

Articles

Nate Hoffelder plays the world’s tiniest violin for publishers saddened by a 25% increase in eBook revenues (The Digital Reader)

Jay Wilburn on what to do on how to perform a reading (LitReactor)

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones writes about Leon Turro, one of America’s greatest detectives. Jeffrey-Jones is the author of the upcoming “The Nazi Spy Ring in America: Hitler’s Agents, the FBI, and the Case That Stirred the Nation” (Georgetown University Press; 2020) (Strand Magazine)

“The Nature of Gary Snyder” by Robert Haas (The Paris Review)

Book Review: “More Better Deals” by Joe R. Lansdale (Mulholland Books; 2020) (Col’s Criminal Library)

Book Review: “Rattlesnake Rodeo” by Nick Kolakowski (Down & Out Books; 2020) (Econoclash Review)

Story: “Cockatoo’s Flight” by Michelle Xu (Cheap Pop)

Creative Writing Tips: Plotting by Alec Cizak, author of “Lake County Incidents” (ABC Group Documentation; 2019) (YouTube)

Photographs: Big Lonely City #123 (Fragments of Noir)

Music: “Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band” by Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson (Random House; 2020) (No Depression)

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Healthcare, Appalachia, and Danny Gardner

Featured Book

“Ace Boon Coon” by Danny Gardner (Bronzeville Books; 2020) (Bronzeville Books)

Articles

Penguin Random House releases its Workforce Report on Diversity, and it’s not pretty (Publishers Weekly)

Nitya Rayapait on how health insurance became a literary device (Electric Literature)

Review of David Joy’s “When These Mountains Burn” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons; 2020) (Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

Review of “Mystery Weekly Magazine” April 2020 (Kevin’s Corner)

“The Opaque Detachment” by Samuel Prince, a short story (Shotgun Honey)

“Goldmine” by Mark McConville, a short story (Bristol Noir)

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Zombies, Indigenous Crime Fiction, and Rachel Howzell Hall

Featured Book

“And Now She’s Gone” by Rachel Howzell Hall (Forge Books; 2020) (Forge Books)


Articles

“Why Indigenous Crime Fiction Matters” by David Heska Wanbli Widen (Ecco Press; 2020) (CrimeReads)

Some lists: Greg Levin on neo-noir authors, Nick Kolakowski on classic noir villains, and Peter Derk reviews the reviewers of Chuck Palahniuk.

Review of “The Living Dead” by George A. Romero and Daniel Kraus (Tor Books; 2020) (neverimitate)

“The Smell of Death” by Carola Schmidt (Close To The Bone)

“After Sex, We Find a Praying Mantis in Our Bed” by Cortney Phillips Meriwether (Cheap Pop)

“r/AmItheAsshole posted by Tammy Whammy 2 hours ago” by Charlie Cancel (Pulp Modern Flash)

Podcast: Episode One Hundred and Seven – An Incident with Stephen King – with John Connolly (Two Crime Writers And A Microphone)

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Warehouses, Kentucky, and S.A. Cosby

Featured Book

“Blacktop Wasteland” by S. A. Cosby (Flatiron Books; 2020) (Flatiron Books)


Articles

Some great bloggers are listed here (The Rap Sheet)

“When Speculative Fiction Becomes Reality” by Rob Hart, author of “The Warehouse” (Ballantine Books; 2019) (CrimeReads)

Review: “Hanging Falls” by Margaret Mizushima (Crooked Lane Books; 2020) (Lesa’s Book Critiques)

Review: “The Pulp Jungle” by Frank Gruber, a memoir (1967) (The Dark Time)

Excerpt: “Dear Ann” by Bobbie Ann Mason (Harper; 2020) (Literary Hub)

Excerpt: “Exorcisms: A Brief History of Banishing Demons” edited by Joseph P. Laycock (Penguin; 2020) (CrimeReads)

Short Story: “Virginia Creeper” by Sebnem Sanders (Spelk)

Podcast: Episode 2.46 – Shut Up and Eat Your Shredded Wheat with Jonathan Janz (Ink Heist)

Episode 25: Blogger Kristopher Zgorski of BOLO Books (Central Booking)

Film: David Cranmer reviews “The Spikes Gang” (1974) (Western Fictioneers)

Film: “Noir Inside and Out: Two Retrospectives” by Kurt Brokaw (Retreats from Oblivion: The Journal of NoirCon)

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Native American Crime Fiction, Punctuation, and Nikki Dolson

Featured Book

“Love and Other Criminal Behavior” by Nikki Dolson (Bronzeville Books; 2020) (Bronzeville Books)


Articles

“Seven Essential Native American Crime Novels” by David Heska Wanbli Weiden, author of “Winter Counts” (Ecco; 2020) (Strand Magazine)

And the chatter begins for E.A. Barres’s “They’re Gone” (Crooked Lane Books; 2020) (Do Some Damage)

Interview with V.M. Burns, author of “Paw and Order (Kensington; 2020) (Crimespree Magazine)

“A History of Punctuation” by Florence Hazrat (Aeon)

Nathan Ma on the perpetual death-throes of zines . . . especially during the pandemic (The Baffler)

On the future of political thrillers featuring James McCrone’s self-published “Emergency Powers” (2020) (The Dorset Book Detective)

James Scott Bell has some ideas on how to write through the sluggishness of COVID-19 (Killzoneblog.com)

New Releases ~ Week of September 6, 2020 (dru’s book musings)

Joe Hartlaub on a writing lesson he learned from reading Stephen King’s “Cujo” (Kill Zone)

Besides being a shitty writer, Dan Brown is a shitty person. (The New York Times)

“Five Novels On Motherhood and Maternal Fear” by Kate Riorden, author of “The Heatwave” (Grand Central Publishing; 2020) (Strand Magazine)


Reviews

The best recent crime and thrillers – review roundup including “Blacktop Wasteland” by SA Cosby, “The Boy’s Club” by Erica Katz, “True Story” by Kate Reed Petty, “The Silence” by Susan Allott, and “Ash Mountain” by Helen Fitzgerald (The Guardian)

“Nostromo” by Joseph Conrad (1904) (FictionFan’s Book Reviews)

“Fifty Fifty” by Steve Cavanagh (Flatiron; 2020) (damppebbles.com)

“Past Tense” by Catherine Aird (Minotaur Books; 2011) (Kevin’s Corner)

“Where the Bullets Fly” by Terrence McCauley (Pinnacle Books; 2018) (Pulp Fiction Reviews)

“Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio” by Derf Backderf (Abrams Comicarts; 2020) (Lesa’s Book Critiques)

“Blood of Empire” by Brian McClellan (Orbit; 2019) (Kevin’s Corner)

“Russian Roulette: The Life and Times of Graham Greene” by Richard Greene (Little, Brown; 2020) (The Spectator)

“Winter Counts” by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Ecco; 2020) (Air Mail)


Excerpts

“The Seven Doors” by Agnes Ravatn (Orenda Books; 2020) (Nordic Noir)


Short Stories and Poems

“Phoebe: by J. M. Moultrie (Close To The Bone)

“£10 per day” by Ian Lewis Copestick (Punk Noir Magazine)

“Donors” by Craig Francis Coates (All Due Respect)


Podcasts

15.36: Collaboration, with Shannon and Dean Hale (Writing Excuses)

Creativity, Business, And Ambition With Emily Kimelman (The Creative Penn)

Episode #519: 15 Steps to Self-Publish Your Book (Helping Writers Become Authors)

Cold Cases, Hollywood and Homicide with Kellye Garrett (It’s a Mystery Podcast)


Other Media

Works by Renato Fratini (The Stiletto Gumshoe)

Big Lonely City #122 (Fragments of Noir)

Review of “Tenet” directed by Christopher Nolan (Dead End Follies)

Cahalen Morrison’s “Wealth of Sorrow” (Saving Country Music)

Dirty Femmes (Fragments of Noir)

“A Very American Zombie Virus in ‘Blood Quantum'” by Robert Sullivan (The New York Review of Books)

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Incident Report No. 89

“ggrrrrrrr”, photograph by francois karm, CC-BY

Fuck Otto. I hate giving him any attention, but there he is. There he is. Gabino Iglesias said it best:

 He [Otto Penzler] has been in publishing for decades, which means his inability to see the need for diversity and his denial of the obvious biases that have shaped the publishing world for decades are things that stem from one of two things: pure stupidity or racism. I have time for neither.


The Exquisite Corpse wrapped up its second volume. The editors are looking for participants for the third.

Close to the Bone has released its first online magazine and it’s a good one featuring Holly Rae Garcia, Oliver Brennan, Paul Heatley, and the beginning of a serialized novel by Paul D. Brazill called “The Seatown Blues”. If you’ve never read Brazill before, here’s your chance to read wonderful lines like “Bryn immediately recognised Detective Inspector Slipper, a copper so bent you could use him as a pipe cleaner.”

https://downandoutbooks.com/bookstore/goldberg-slow-down/

Articles

Jesus H. Christ on a pogo stick, a celebrity book curator critiques celebrity bookshelves (Town & Country)

Michael J. Seidlinger interviewed by Tobias Carroll (Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

“A Day in the Life ~ Cassandra Raines” by Tracy Clark (dru’s book musings)

Interview with Art Taylor, author of “The Boy Detective & The Summer of 74 and Other Tales of Suspense” (Madam Mayo)

“Why P.I.s Are Cool” by D.P. Lyle (Kings River Life Magazine)

“AloneStarCon”, a funny piece by Michael Bracken (SleuthSayers)

“Do You Torture Your Metaphors? The Problem of Self-Conscious Writing” by Jessi Rita Hoffman (Jane Friedman)

Rob Pierce, author of “Tommy Shakes” (All Due Respect Books) interviewed (Col’s Criminal Library)

Interview with Bernard Schaffer (Writers Who Kill)

Interview with Laird Barron (Book & Film Globe)

K.A. Laity on some classic noir by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (Punk Noir)

Author Spotlight: Scott Adlerberg (Eight Million Books to Read)

“Maigret’s Room: The Home Life of Inspector Maigret” by John Lancaster (London Review of Books)

More about Otto (One Bite at a Time)


Short Stories

“Transcendent Ramblin’ Railroad Blues” by Michael Martin Garrett (Shotgun Honey)

“8 Thrilling Horror Stories You Can Read Online Right Now” (Chicago Review of Books)


Book Reviews

“Lockdown” edited by Nick Kolakowski and Steve Weddle (Polis Books) (BOLO Books)

“Rock -N- Noirror: Horror and Noir from the Seedy Side of Rock -N- Roll” edited by Wolfgang Potterhouse and Todd Morr (10th Rule Books) (Eight Million Books)

“Lost Tomorrows” by Matt Coyle (Oceanview Publishing) (Sons of Spade)

“Cold Water” by Tom Pitts (Down & Out Books) (Col’s Criminal Library)

“Tropical Heat” by John Lutz (Open Road Media) (Kevin’s Corner)

“The Life and Times of Malcolm McLaren” by Paul Gorman (Little Brown) (Hyperallergic)

“Bonekeeper” by Luca Veste (The Tattooed Book Geek)

Flash Bang Mysteries: Spring 2020 Issue 19 (Kevin’s Corner)

“I Know Where You Sleep” by Alan Orloff (Down & Out Books) (Men Reading Books)

“Mystery Weekly Magazine” February 2020 (Kevin’s Corner)

“Gender Justice” by Nicky Charlish (Punk Noir)

“Clean Hands” by Patrick Hoffman (Col’s Criminal Library)

“The Lantern Man” by Jon Bassoff (Down & Out Books) (Black Guys Do Read)

“A Small Sacrifice” by Dana King (Messy Business)

“The Blues Don’t Care” by Paul D. Marks (Down & Out Books) (Lesa’s Book Critiques)

“Cutter’s Fall” by Julie Morrigan (Col’s Criminal Library)

“Evergreen” by Howard Owen (Kevin’s Corner)

“Worse Angels” by Laird Barron (MysteryPeople)

“Into Bones Like Oil” by Kaaron Warren (Meerkat Press) (Just A Guy Who Likes to Read)


True Crime

“Murder in Old Barns” by Linsday Jones (The Walrus)

“What Do You Do With a Stolen van Gogh? This Thief Knows” (The New York Times)


Podcasts

Interview with Ivy Pochado (The Maris Review)

ECR Minipod 2.5 “Wally Steakhouse” by J.D. Graves (EconoClash Review)


Other Media

Big Lonely City #102 (Fragments of Noir)

New live album by Margo Price (Bandcamp)

Raymond Carver reading (YouTube)

Interview with Graeme Manson, creator of “Orphan Black” and the new “Snowpiercer” (LA Review of Books)

Big Lonely City #103 (Fragments of Noir)

How The Bryan/Brian Schism Worked For Roxy Music (Quietus)

“Grant the Mini-Series – A Popular Reassessment” (Scott D. Parker)

“How the Banjo Put Down Roots in North Carolina” by Kara Kundert (No Depression)


Featured Books

“Lake County Incidents” by Alec Cizak (ABC Group Documentation)


“Rigged” by D.P. Lyle (Oceanview Publishing)


“The Lantern Man” by Jon Bassoff (Down & Out Books)


“River Bottom Blues” by Ricky Bush (Fahrenheit Press)


“Mister Trot from Tin Street” by Pablo D’Stair (All Due Respect Books)


 “The Mark” by Simon Maltman (Close to the Bone, UKUS)


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Banjos, Art Theft, and Ulysses S. Grant

Small Crimes: Weekend Edition

Banjos, Art Theft, and Ulysses S. Grant | "The Mark" by Simon Maltman

“Banjos, Art Theft, and Ulysses S. Grant – Small Crimes: Weekend Edition” features Simon Maltman, Kaaron Warren, Paul D. Marks, Laird Barron, and much more.

Article: More about Otto (One Bite at a Time)

True Crime: “What Do You Do With a Stolen van Gogh? This Thief Knows” (The New York Times)

Book Review: “The Blues Don’t Care” by Paul D. Marks (Down & Out Books) (Lesa’s Book Critiques)

Book Review: “Cutter’s Fall” by Julie Morrigan (Col’s Criminal Library)

Book Review: “Evergreen” by Howard Owen (Kevin’s Corner)

Book Review: “Worse Angels” by Laird Barron (MysteryPeople)

Book Review: “Into Bones Like Oil” by Kaaron Warren (Meerkat Press) (Just A Guy Who Likes to Read)

https://downandoutbooks.com/bookstore/goldberg-slow-down/

Television: “Grant the Mini-Series – A Popular Reassessment” (Scott D. Parker)

Music: “How the Banjo Put Down Roots in North Carolina” by Kara Kundert (No Depression)

Book: “The Mark” by Simon Maltman (Close to the Bone, UK, US)

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Otto Penzler, George Simenon, and Roxy Music

Small Crimes: Friday Reads

Otto Penzler, George Simenon, and Roxy Music | Mister Trot from Tin Street

“Otto Penzler, George Simenon, and Roxy Music – Small Crimes: Friday Reads” features Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, Close to the Bone Magazine, and much more.

Article: K.A. Laity on some classic noir by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (Punk Noir)

Article: First issue of Close to the Bone Magazine featuring Holly Rae Garcia, Paul Heatley, and more (Close to the Bone)

Article: Author Spotlight: Scott Adlerberg (Eight Million Books to Read)

Article: “Maigret’s Room: The Home Life of Inspector Maigret” by John Lancaster (London Review of Books)

Article: More about Otto from Gabino Iglesias (Mystery Tribune)

True Crime: “Murder in Old Barns” by Linsday Jones (The Walrus)

https://downandoutbooks.com/bookstore/goldberg-slow-down/

Book Review: “The Lantern Man” by Jon Bassoff (Down & Out Books) (Black Guys Do Read)

Book Review: “A Small Sacrifice” by Dana King (Messy Business)

Music: How The Bryan/Brian Schism Worked For Roxy Music (Quietus)

Book: “Mister Trot from Tin Street” by Pablo D’Stair (All Due Respect Books)

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Horror, the Blues, and Laird Barron

Small Crimes: Thursday Reads

"River Bottom Blues" by Ricky Bush (Fahrenheit Press) | Horror, the Blues and Laird Barron

“Horror, the Blues, and Laird Barron – Small Crimes: Thursday Reads” features a collection of horror stories to read for free on the internet and much more.

Article: Interview with Bernard Schaffer (Writers Who Kill)

Article: Volume 2 continues (The Exquisite Corpse)

Article: Interview with Laird Barron (Book & Film Globe)

Short Stories: “8 Thrilling Horror Stories You Can Read Online Right Now” (Chicago Review of Books)

https://downandoutbooks.com/bookstore/goldberg-slow-down/

Book Review: “I Know Where You Sleep” by Alan Orloff (Down & Out Books) (Men Reading Books)

Zine Review: “Mystery Weekly Magazine” February 2020 (Kevin’s Corner)

Book Review: “Gender Justice” by Nicky Charlish (Punk Noir)

Book Review: “Clean Hands” by Patrick Hoffman (Col’s Criminal Library)

Book: “River Bottom Blues” by Ricky Bush (Fahrenheit Press)

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