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Incident Report No. 96

Let’s just jump right in.


Articles

“Inside RentAHitman.com, a Fake Website Busting Would-Be Criminals” at Rolling Stone. It’s as crazy as it sounds.

“Bringing the Traditional Murder Mystery to India” by RV Raman, author other of the upcoming “A Will to Kill” (Agora Books, 2020).

Interesting article by Stuart Turton, “Mixing Genres Is All About Messing With Structure”. He is the author of “The Devil and the Dark Water” (Sourcebooks Landmark, 2020).

Interview with Stephen J. Golds at Bristol Noir.

James McCrone, author of “Emergency Powers”, looks at the election with a crime writer’s eye at Murder is Everywhere.

Wonderful essay by Drew Bratcher, “Visions of Cash”, at Los Angeles Review of Books.

The Strand Bookstore is in trouble. Maybe you can help.

“Rubem Fonseca: Modernist Crime Fiction’s Reluctant Star” at CrimeReads.

Dana King on his writing process.

John Woods on the intersection of noir and horror. Woods is the author of “Lady Chevy” (Pegasus Crime, 2020).

Interview with Rachel Abbott, author of “The Invitation” (Grand Central Publishing, 2020).

‘Rebecca’ at Eighty: The Women Behind the Hitchcock Classic.

Interview with Mark Bergin, author of “Apprehension” (2020).

Only because I’m a huge The Great British Bake Off fan, here’s some shameless Hachette UK promotion.

Gabino Iglesias on “How Horror and Crime Fiction Help Us Examine Ourselves”.

Alex Kapitan updates The Radical Copyeditor’s Style Guide for Writing About Transgender People.

The First Two Pages: “Old Soles” by Chris Dreith – Art Taylor.

Upcoming releases from Allison & Busby at Shotsmag Confidential.

LitReactor has some suggestions of new horror books to read not from the big publishers.

B.V. Lawson’s “Media Murder for Monday” – all things crime related.

A bookstore in the dark, intentionally.

The science behind reading at
Book Riot.

Kaye Spencer gives us some old West Colorado ghost stories at Western Fictioneers.

Interview with Archer Mayor, author of the Joe Gunther series – 31 books in all.

Profile of the late Michelle McNamara, author of “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”.

Interview with Lisa Unger, author of “Confessions On the 7:45”.

“How to Find and Use Images in Your Blog Posts” at The Digital Reader.

New Releases ~ Week of October 18, 2020 at dru’s book musings.

Interview with Sue Coletta, author of “Pretty Evil New England: True Stories of Violent Vixens and Murderous Matriarchs”.

The Dorset Book Detective wonders if virtual literary festivals are here to stay.

Interview with Lis Wiehl, author of “Hunting the Unabomber” (2020).

“Worlds of Weird: Paul Green on Weird Detective” in Retreats from Oblivion: The Journal of NoirCon.


Reviews

Review of Stephen J. Golds‘s “Say Goodbye When I’m Gone” (Red Dog Press, 2020).

Colman Keane reviews “The Ancestor” by Lee Matthew Goldberg (All Due Respect, 2020).

Review of the graphic novel “The Big Hoax” by Carlos Trillo and Roberto Mandrafino (Hard Case Crime/Titan Comics, 2020) at The Stiletto Gumshoe.

Review of “Antioch” by Jessica Leonard (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing; 2020) at Dead End Follies.

Review of “Too Many Bones / Blood From A Stone” by Ruth Sawtell Wallis. Here’s the review for the second of this two-book package. (Stark House Press; 1943,2020)

Review of “Rattlesnake Rodeo” by Nick Kolakowski (Down & Out Books; 2020).

Tom Leins reviews Adrian McKinty‘s “The Chain” (Orion, 2019).

Review of “A Private Cathedral: A Dave Robicheaux Novel” by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster; 2020) at Kevin’s Corner.

Review of “Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World” edited by John Freeman (Penguin, 2020).

The New York Times reviews “The Silence” by Don DeLillo.

Review of “Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge” by Richard Ovenden (Belknap Press; 2020).

Review of “The Housewarming” by S.E. Lynes.

Review of “Pulpit Rock” by Kate Rhodes (Simon & Schuster UK, 2020).

Review of “Armageddon House” by Michael Griffin (Undertow Publications, 2020).

Review of “Reality, and Other Stories” by John Lanchester (Faber, 2020).

Review of “Breakers” by Doug Johnstone (Orenda Books, 2019).

Review of “The Thursday Murder Club” by Richard Osman (Pamela Dorman Books, 2020).

Review of “They Never Learn” by Layne Fargo (Gallery / Scout Press, 2020).

Review of “the Hollow Places” by T. Kingfisher (Gallery/Saga Press, 2020).

Review of “The Night Workers” by Brian Selfon (MCD, 2020).

Review of “Stranded” by Stuart Jones (Bloohound Books, 2020).

Review of “Unbound Ties” by Liz Mistry (Murder Books Publications, 2020).

Review of “A Bady Day for Sunshine” by Darynda Jones (St. Martin’s Press, 2020).

Review of “Lies” by T.M. Logan (twenty7, 2017).

Review of “Five Little Words” by Jackie Walsh (Hera Books, 2020).

Review of “Savage Road” by Chris Hauty (Atria Books, 2021).

Review of “Harry Kenmare, PI: At Your Service” by A.B. Patterson (2020).

Review of “Ring of Spies” by Alex Gerlis (Canelo Action, 2020).

Review of “Vegas Heist” by Van Allen Plexico (2018).

Review of “The Last Resort” by Susi Holliday (Thomas & Mercer; 2020) at BOLO Books.

Review of “The Solace of Bay Leaves” by Leslie Budewitz (Seventh Street Books; 2020).

Review of “The Lingering” by SJI Holliday (Orenda Books; 2020).

Review of “The Girls in the Snow” by Stacy Green (Bookouture; 2020).

Review of “A Cut-Wound” by Anita Nair (Bitter Lemon Press; 2014).

Review of “The Thursday Murder Club” by Richard Osman (Pamela Dorman Books; 2020)

Review of “Dead Perfect” by Noelle Holten (One More Chapter; 2020)

Review of “The Nobody” by Tom Piccirilli (2009).

Review of “Play the Red Queen” by Juris Jurjevics (No Exit Press; 2020).

Review of “The Windsor Knot” by S.J. Bennett (Zaffre; 2020).

Review of “The Split” by Sharon Bolton (Trapeze Books, Minotaur Books; 2020)

Review of “A Song Of Isolation” by Michael J. Malone (Orenda Books; 2020)

Review of “One Left Alive” by Helen Phifer (Bookoutre; 2020)

Review of Betrayal by Lilja Sigurðardóttir (Orenda Book;2020)

Review of “The Search Party” by Simon Lelic (Viking; 2020).

Review of “Little Girl Lost” by Carol Wyer (Bookouture; 2020).

Review of “Hell Bay” by Kate Rhodes (Simon & Schuster UK; 2018).

Review of “Writing in the Dark” by Tim Waggoner (2020).

Review of “The Lion Tamer Who Lost” by Louise Beech (Oreanda Books; 2018).

Review of “The Seven Doors” by Agnes Ravatn (Orena; 2020)

Review of “The Creak on the Stairs” by Eva Björg Ægisdóttir (Orenda Books; 2020).

Review of “Dreaming Death” by Heather Graham (Mira; 2020).

Review of “A Conspiracy Of Silence” by Anna Legat.

Review of “Gone Before” by Sam Hepburn (Bookoutre; 2020).

Review of “A Bowl of Cherries” by F.E. Birch (2020).

Review of “Dead Perfect” by Noelle Holten (One More Chapter; 2020).

Review of “The Department of Sensitive Crimes” by Alexander McCall Smith.

Review of “Santa Monica” by Cassidy Lucas (Harper Perennial; 2020).

Review of “The Guns of Pluto” by Allen Steele (Experimenter Publishing; 2020).

Review of “Plague” by Julie Anderson (Claret Press; 2020).


Fiction and Poetry

New fiction from Tom Leins.

New fiction from Stephen Golds at Mystery Tribune.

New flash fiction from K A Laity at Punk Noir Magazine.

New fiction by Bobby Mathews at Bristol Noir.

New fiction by Aeryn Rudel.

New fiction by Andy Rausch at Close to the Bone.

New flash fiction by B.L. Conradis at Shotgun Honey.

New fiction from Paul D. Brazill.

The Bishop Rider Week comes to a end at Punk Noir Magazine with “Mamet and Son” by Beau Johnson.

New flash fiction by Michael Bracken at Pulp Modern Flash.

New fiction from Marie S. Crosswell at Tough.

New fiction from TJ Fuller at Cheap Pop.

New poetry from Kristin Garth.

New poetry by Alec Solomita.

New fiction from Jaco Graysol at Every Day Fiction.

New fiction by Katherine Gleason.

New poetry by Linda Lerner at The Five-Two

A week of Beau Johnson short stories at Punk Noir Magazine starts to wrap up with “Changing of the Guard”.


Podcasts and Other Media

Alec Cizak‘s video series Creative Writing Tips continues with POV.

Interview with Beau Johnson at Wrong Place, Write Crime.

Interview with J. Daniel Stone at inkHeist.

Interview with Rick Mofina, author of “Their Last Secret”.

Claire Messud on Chekhov’s Best Advice at First Draft.

Building A Creative Business Brand With Pamela Wilson at The Creative Penn podcast.

Writing The End at Writing Excuses.

New music from Sierra Ferrell.

Illustrations by James Alfred Meese at Fragments of Noir.

Illustrations by Larry Schwinger.

New Springsteen. After first listen, it’s leagues better than Western Skies.

“Cordelia On Screen” at The Stiletto Gumshoe.

The New Sound of Electronic Music in Egypt at Bandcamp.

If you haven’t stopped by Fragments of Noir, shame on you. The photographs and other artwork posted is a joy to look at. The Big Lonely City continues with the 129th post of that series.

A Guide to the Music of Archie Shepp, Who Kept Jazz Vitally Political at Bandcamp.

Rescued From Obscurity, The Heshoo Beshoo Group’s Debut is a South African Jazz Classic at Bandcamp

Illustrations by Jean Claude Gotting.

Album review of Sturgill Simpson’s “Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 1”


Books

Standalone

Paul Michael Anderson (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, 2020)

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Devil May Care / Sinner Take All

Wade Miller (Stark House Press, 2020/1950/19600

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Suicide Blonde

Brian Thornton (Down & Out Books, 2020)

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Say Goodby When I’m Gone

Stephen J. Golds (Red Dog Press, 2020)

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Fools Gold

Ian Patrick (Fahrenheit Press, 2020)

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Revenge of the Widow Malmon

Kate and Dan Malmon (Down and Out Books, 2020)

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All Due Respect is accepting short story submissions. We’d love to publish more stories from women, writers of color, and other marginalized voices. We pay $25 upon publication. Submission guidelines here.

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Johnny Cash, Body Parts, and Paul Michael Anderson

“Standalone” by Paul Michael Anderson (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, 2020).

Wonderful essay by Drew Bratcher, “Visions of Cash”, at Los Angeles Review of Books.

Review of Stephen J. Golds‘s “Say Goodbye When I’m Gone” (Red Dog Press, 2020).

New fiction from Tom Leins.

New poetry from Kristin Garth.

New fiction from Marie S. Crosswell at Tough.

New music from Sierra Ferrell.

All Due Respect is accepting short story submissions. We’d love to publish more stories from women, writers of color, and other marginalized voices. We pay $25 upon publication. Submission guidelines here.

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Hitmen, Fragments of Noir, and Wade Miller

Reissue of “Devil May Care” and “Sinner Take All” by Wade Miller (Stark House Press, 2020/1950/1960).

“Inside RentAHitman.com, a Fake Website Busting Would-Be Criminals” at Rolling Stone. It’s as crazy as it sounds.

John Woods on the intersection of noir and horror. Woods is the author of “Lady Chevy” (Pegasus Crime, 2020).

Interesting article by Stuart Turton, “Mixing Genres Is All About Messing With Structure”. He is the author of “The Devil and the Dark Water” (Sourcebooks Landmark, 2020).

“Bringing the Traditional Murder Mystery to India” by RV Raman, author other of the upcoming “A Will to Kill” (Agora Books, 2020).

If you haven’t stopped by Fragments of Noir, shame on you. The photographs and other artwork posted there is a joy to look at. The Big Lonely City continues with the 129th post of that series.

Tom Leins reviews Adrian McKinty‘s “The Chain” (Orion, 2019).

All Due Respect is accepting short story submissions. We’d love to publish more stories from women, writers of color, and other marginalized voices. We pay $25 upon publication. Submission guidelines here.

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The Ancestor, Bicycles, and Brian Thornton

Brian Thornton‘s “Suicide Blonde” (Down & Out Books, 2020) is out.

Colman Keane reviews “The Ancestor” by Lee Matthew Goldberg (All Due Respect, 2020).

Review of “Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World” edited by John Freeman (Penguin, 2020).

New flash fiction by Michael Bracken at Pulp Modern Flash.

Interview with Beau Johnson at Wrong Place, Write Crime.

A Guide to the Music of Archie Shepp, Who Kept Jazz Vitally Political at Bandcamp.

Illustrations by Jean Claude Gotting.

All Due Respect is accepting short story submissions. We’d love to publish more stories from women, writers of color, and other marginalized voices. We pay $25 upon publication. Submission guidelines here.

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A Graphic Novel, the Radical Copywriter, and Stephen J. Golds

Debut novel from Stephen J. Golds, “Say Goodbye When I’m Gone” (Red Dog Press; 2020).

Gabino Iglesias on “How Horror and Crime Fiction Help Us Examine Ourselves”.

Alex Kapitan updates The Radical Copyeditor’s Style Guide for Writing About Transgender People.

LitReactor has some suggestions of new horror books to read not from the big publishers.

Interview with Stephen J. Golds at Bristol Noir.

Review of “A Cut-Wound” by Anita Nair (Bitter Lemon Press; 2020).

Review of the graphic novel “The Big Hoax” by Carlos Trillo and Roberto Mandrafino (Hard Case Crime/Titan Comics, 2020) at The Stiletto Gumshoe.

All Due Respect is accepting short story submissions. We’d love to publish more stories from women, writers of color, and other marginalized voices. We pay $25 upon publication. Submission guidelines here.

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Gorillas, Hell, and Ian Patrick

“Fools Gold”, the third Sam Batford book is out, by Ian Patrick (Fahrenheit Press; 2020).

James McCrone, author of “Emergency Powers”, looks at the election with a crime writer’s eye at Murder is Everywhere.

Review of “Antioch” by Jessica Leonard (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing; 2020) at Dead End Follies.

Review of “A Private Cathedral: A Dave Robicheaux Novel” by James Lee Burke (Simon and Schuster; 2020) at Kevin’s Corner.

New fiction from Stephen Golds at Mystery Tribune.

New flash fiction from K A Laity at Punk Noir Magazine.

New fiction by Bobby Mathews at Bristol Noir.

New fiction by Aeryn Rudel.

New fiction by Andy Rausch at Close to the Bone.

New flash fiction by B.L. Conradis at Shotgun Honey.

All Due Respect is accepting short story submissions. We’d love to publish more stories from women, writers of color, and other marginalized voices. We pay $25 upon publication. Submission guidelines here.

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Weird Detectives, a Rattlesnake Rodeo, and the Widow Malmon

“Revenge of the Widow Malmon” edited by Kate and Dan Malmon (Down & Out Books; 2020) is out today.

“Worlds of Weird: Paul Green on Weird Detectives” in Retreats from Oblivion: The Journal of NoirCon.

Interview with Lis Wiehl, author of “Hunting the Unabomber” (2020).

Review of “Too Many Bones / Blood From A Stone” by Ruth Sawtell Wallis. Here’s the review for the second of this two-book package. (Stark House Press; 1943,2020)

Review of “Rattlesnake Rodeo” by Nick Kolakowski (Down & Out Books; 2020).

New fiction from Paul D. Brazill.

The Bishop Rider Week comes to a end at Punk Noir Magazine with “Mamet and Son” by Beau Johnson.

All Due Respect is accepting short story submissions. We’d love to publish more stories from women, writers of color, and other marginalized voices. We pay $25 upon publication. Submission guidelines here.

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Incident Report

Incident Report No. 95


With so much information out there, as well as many other bloggers doing fantastic aggregation, I’ve trying to do something a bit different. On Monday through Saturday, the Small Crimes posts will be restricted to six stories and one book. And then on Sunday, the filters are off and you are basically trying to drink from a fire hose of weekly crime links. Today’s Incident Report has over 100 links. Enjoy.


Over at the All Due Respect zine, we are accepting submissions for 2021. We are looking for “hard-as-nails” crime fiction and we pay $25 at publication. If you are wondering what we mean by hard-as-nails, the first story we published in 2020, Stephen D. Rogers’s “Mad Dog”, is a great example. Also at the end of the year, we gather all the short stories and publish them in book form.

I cannot stress this enough, but both Chris Rhatigan and I would love publish more stories from women, writers of color and other marginalized voices, so please, send us your short fiction.


Articles

Rachel Howzell Hall’s South L.A. novel “And Now She’s Gone” featured in the Los Angeles Times.

How “Blacktop Wasteland” by S.A. Cosby wasn’t on this list is astounding.

A wonderful article about crime fiction getting back to its roots, the voices of the Invisibles and how writers of color are leading the way.

“A New Language of Literature: Borges on Universalism and Nationalism” by Matt Bluemink at 3:AM Magazine

Joshua Isard, author of “Conquistador of the Useless” (Cinco Puntos Press), on trusting the reader.

Cullen Thomas continues his interviews with writers/ex-cons, this time with Gustavo Alvarez, author of “Prison Ramen”.

On the successes and constraints of exploiting a lexicon of equivalent and opposite unit of language expressions whist scripting characters at Kill Zone.

“How to Set Up a Bookstore on an Author Website: The Beginner’s Guide” at The Digital Reader

Thirty Everyday Phrases that Perpetuate the Oppression of Indigenous Peoples at the Radical Copyeditor.

“Sexism and Science Fiction: An Interview with Tang Fei” at Words Without Borders.

Because we have this sick need to rank everything, “A Definitive Ranking of Tana French Novels”.

The podcasters and writers Layne Fargo and Wendy Heard talk amongst themselves.

“What Happens When Literary Events Move Online?” by Anna Leahy, Sam Riask, and Tryphena Yeboah at LitHub.

Interview with Ron Corbett, author of “Mission Road” (ECW Press; 2020).

“‘American Psycho,’ ‘American Beauty,’ ‘American Pie’: White Male Rage at the Turn of the Millennium” at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Interview with Isabel Allende at Fictions Writers Review.

The First Two Pages: “The Hollywood Gangster” by R.J. Koreto at Art Taylor’s blog.

If you’ve bought any books recently from Barnes & Noble, your information my have been compromised.

The Digital Reader with some instructions on how to set up and run daily website backups.

James Crumley‘s Unofficial Rules for Writing.

Interview with V.M. Burns, author of “Steal Away”, the third book in her RJ Franklin Mystery series.

A wonderful article about bookselling in the time of COVID.

Interview with August Norman, author of the “Sins of the Mother” (Crooked Lane Books; 2020) at Killer Nashville.

Gregory Maguire, author of “Wicked”, on writing by hand.

“We All Live in Don DeLillo’s World. He’s Confused by It Too” as The New York Times.

Interview with J.J. Hensley at The Real Book Spy.

New issue of The Molotov Cocktail is out.

Chloe Maveal on lesbian pulp fiction at CrimeReads.

A conversation with Chuck D at The Quietus.

Say what? The Incident Report came out yesterday.

No one talks about the consequences of a bear shifter romance.

Ivy Pachoda interviews Smith Henderson and John March Smith, authors “Make Them Cry” (Ecco; 2020).

New Releases for Week of October 11, 2020 at dru’s book musings.

“Murder, Molotov Cocktails, and Burning Police Stations: Black Lives Matter, White Feminism, ‘Three Billboards,’ and Intersectionality” by Jerrine Tan at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Interview with Rea Frey, author of “Until I Find You” (St. Martin’s Press; 2020).


Book Reviews

Review of “Light into Ink: A Critical Survey of 50 Film Novelizations” S.M. Guariento (2019) at Bookgasm.

Review of “The Southland” by Johnny Shaw (Agora Books; 2020)

Review of “Cradle of the Deep” by Dietrich Kalteis (ECW Press; 2020)

Review of “Black Stiletto: Endings and Beginnings” by Raymond Benson (Oceanview Publishing, 2020).

Review of “The Hardest Hit”, a children’s book by Frank Scalise aka Frank Zafiro at Col’s Criminal Library.

“The Magic of Terry Pratchett” by Marc Burrows at LitReactor.

Review of Keven McQueen’s “Weird Wild West” (Indiana University Press; 2019) at the Cleveland Review of Books.

Review of “The Silence” by Don DeLillo at The Millions.

Review of “Map’s Edge” by David Hair (Jo Fletcher Books; 2020) at The Tattooed Book Geek.

Review of “The Domino Killer” by Neil White (Sphere Books; 2016) at damppebbles.com.

Review of Kim Stanley Robinson’s “The Ministry for the Future” at neverimitate.

Review of “Growing Things and Other Stories” by Paul Tremblay (William Morrow; 2019)

Review of “The Kingdom” by Joe Nesbo (2020) at Crime Fiction Lover.

Review of “The Mathematical Murder of Innocence” by Michael Carter (The Book Guild; 2020) at Crime Fiction Lover.

Review of “Dead Man in a Ditch” by Luke Arnold (Orbit; 2020).

Review of “Shelter in Place” by David Leavitt (Bloomsbury; 2020) at the Washington Independent Review of Books.

Review of “The House on Abigail Lane” by Kealan Patrick Burke at Black Guys Do Read.

Review of “Anything Short of Murder” by Tony Piazza (2010).

Review of “A Bullet for the Bride” by John Messmann (1972).

Review of “The Rage” by Gene Kerrigan (Europa Editions; 2012) at Kevin’s Corner

Review of “Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker” by David Mikics (Yale University Press; 2020) at Washington Monthly.

Review of “Truth Lies Bleeding” by Tony Black (Stark House Press; 2020/2011) at Bookgasm.

Review of “Recursion” by Blake Crouch (Crown; 2019) at Do Some Damage.


Stories and Poetry

Monday kicked off Bishop Rider Week at Punk Noir Magazine with the short story, “Fire in the Hole” by Beau Johnson.

New fiction by Paul McDonald at Fictive Dream.

New poetry by Kristin Garth.

Two poems from Ian Lewis Copestick at Punk Noir Magazine

“Ruin and Pain”, a short story, by Beau Johnson.

New fiction by Kevin Tasker at Flash Fiction Magazine.

New poetry by Bruce Morton.

New fiction by Melissa Bowers.

“Like Minded Individuals”, a Biship Rider short story, by Beau Johnson at Punk Noir Magazine.

New poetry by Joumana Altallal.

New fiction by Lance Mason at Close to the Bone.

New flash fiction from Gordon Pinckheard.

New poetry by Mark James Andrews.

Beau Johnson’s short story, “A Better Kind of Hate”, at Punk Noir Magazine.

New flash fiction by Tim Seyfert.

New poetry by Dan Provost at The Rye Whiskey Review.

New flash fiction from Andrew Davie at Bristol Noir.

New short fiction from Andy Rausch.

“The Only Thing That Fits” by Beau Johnson at Punk Noir Magazine.

New fiction by Charlotte Derrick at Flash Fiction Magazine.

“Mayonnaise, The Bastard” by Andrew Davie at Shotgun Honey.

New fiction by Mark McConville at Bristol Noir.

New fiction by Jim Woessner at Close to the Bone.

Poetry by Charles Rammelkamp at The Five-Two.

“Error Printer Jam”, a short story, by Calen MacDonald.

Right Place, Wrong Time, a short story, by Paul D. Brazill

New fiction by Susan Mockler at Flash Fiction Magazine.

Short fiction by John Weagly at Shotgun Honey.


Podcasts

Kim Johnson, author of “This is My America”, interviewed on the Crime Writers of Color podcast.

The third episode of “The Disembodied Parts: A Rhapsody” is out, it’s Pablo D’Stair reading his latest novel. You’ve got to check it out.

Eric Van Lustbader is interviewed on Wrong Place, Write Crime.

Interview with Cinelle Barnes, editor of “A Measure of Belonging: Twenty-one Writers of Color on the New South” (Hub City Press; 2020).

Interview with Laura Bogart, author of “Don’t You Know I Love You” Dzanc Books).

The latest episode of Writer Types feels like an episode of “St. Elsewhere” with Dr. Ian K Smith, Dr. Joel Shulkin, and Dr. John Bishop.

Interview with Mark Edward Langley, author of “Death Waits in the Dark” (Blackstone Publishing; 2020) at It’s a Mystery.

Researching the FCK out of Things with Cory Doctorow at Writing Excuses.

Ayad Akhtar, author of “Homeland Elegies” interviewed on the Los Aneles Review of Books podcast.


Art, Film, and Photography

Fragments of Noir continues their Big Lonely City noir photography series.

Review of “Killing Them Softly,” directed by Andrew Dominik.

The artwork of Claudio Parentela is featured at Punk Noir Magazine.

Review of “Arm in Arm”, the new album from Steep Canyon Rangers.

Fragments of Noir continues its illustration series, “Dirty Femmes”.

Scott Adlerberg reviews “Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror” directed by Xavier Burgin (2019) at Do Some Damage.

David Cranmer reviews “Man of the West” directed by Anthony Mann (1958)

Illustrations by Leonard Pytlak.

The fabulous Big Lonely City photography series continues at Fragments of Noir.


Featured Books

Dig Two Graves

Andrew Davie (Close to the Bone; 2020)
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The Better of the Bad

J.J. Hensley (Down & Out Books; 2020)

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Emergency Powers

James McCrone

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The Unstable One

Mike McCrary

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Untethered

John Bowie (Red Dog Press; 2020)

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Scavenger

Christopher Chambers (Three Rooms; 2020)

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Sturgill Simpson, S.A. Cosby, and Christopher Chambers

New book by Christopher Chambers, “Scavenger” (Three Rooms)

“Sexism and Science Fiction: An Interview with Tang Fei” at Words Without Borders.

How “Blacktop Wasteland” by S.A. Cosby wasn’t on this list is astounding.

Kim Johnson, author of “This is My America”, interviewed on the Crime Writers of Color podcast.

Fragments of Noir continues their Big Lonely City noir photography series.

Review of “Arm in Arm”, the new album from Steep Canyon Rangers.

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Books

The Weird Wild West, The Southland, and John Bowie

New book from John Bowie, “Untethered: Dreams of Future Memories” (Red Dog Press; 2020). You may know Bowie as the guy behind the exceptional blog, Bristol Noir.

Interview with Isabel Allende at Fictions Writers Review.

Interview with Ron Corbett, author of “Mission Road” (ECW Press; 2020).

If you’ve bought any books recently from Barnes & Noble, your information my have been compromised.

Review of “The Southland” by Johnny Shaw (Agora Books; 2020)

Review of Keven McQueen’s “Weird Wild West” (Indiana University Press; 2019) at the Cleveland Review of Books.

New fiction by Lance Mason at Close to the Bone.