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A special edition of Small Crimes featuring the life and work of John le Carré.

Obituaries from The Guardian, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, NPR, and The Irish Times.

The Guardian present’s John le Carré’s life in pictures.

“9 Great John le Carré Adaptions” at the New York Times.

David Cranmer wrote this wonderful George Smiley primer for Criminal Element in 2017.

Anthony Lane’s appreciation at The New Yorker.

“John le Carré didn’t just invent the characters in the foreground of the spy world. He designed the entire set.” at The Washington Post.

The 1997 George Plimpton interview with John le Carre at the Paris Review.

“Why John le Carré is more than a spy novelist” at NewStatesman.

A wonderful collection of words and artwork at The Guardian.

“9 Great John le Carré Adaptions” at the New York Times.

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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Holly Rae Garcia, Ryan Prentis Garcia, and Bobby Mathews

“The Easton Falls Massacre: Bigfoot’s Revenge” by Holly Rae Garcia and Ryan Prentis Garcia (Close to the Bone, 2020) is out.

I love Paul D. Brazill’s weekly stories. This week we can read “The Bucket List” which is from his short story collection, “The Last Laugh” (All Due Respect, 2018)

Review of Stephen J. Golds’s “Always the Dead” (Close to the Bone, 2021) at CrimeBookJunkie.

New fiction by J.B. Stevens.

Two new pieces of flash fiction from Bobby Mathews at Bristol Noir and at Flash Fiction Magazine.

New flash fiction by Lawrence Allen at Shotgun Honey.

A look back at David Cronenberg’s “Crash” (1996) at We Are Cult.

Andrew Nette’s series on Donald Westlake’s Parker films continues with “Payback Straight Up” (2006) at Pulp Curry.

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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Jason Parent, Joanna Koch, and Max Thrax

Jason Parent’s “Eight Cylinders” (Crystal Lake Publishing, 2020) is out.

Gabino Iglesias on the crime writing of Paco Ignacio Taibo II at CrimeReads.

“Why Is Publishing So White?” by Richard Jean So and Gus Wezerek at The New York Times.

Review of “The Wingspan of Severed Hands” by Joanna Koch (Weirdpunk Books, 2020) at Babou 691.

New fiction from Daniel Torday at Guernica.

New flash fiction by Max Thrax at Bristol Noir.

New music from Sturgill Simpson.

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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Scott Grand, Ron Rash, and William R. Soldan

Scott Grand’s “The Girl with the Stone Heart” (All Due Respect, 2020) is out.

Interview with Ron Rash, author of “In the Valley”, at Southern Review of Books.

Jay Wilburn live-streamed writing 50,000 words during NaNoWriMo.

New fiction by Phil Hurst at Punk Noir Magazine.

Bristol Noir presents us with new disturbing flash fiction from William R. Soldan.

New fiction from Bryan Costales at Close to the Bone.

Nick Kolakowski thinks that “The Good Thief” might be the best heist movie you’ve never seen.

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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Jason Beech, Erika T. Wurth, and Elizabeth Montgomery

The second book of Jason Beech’s City of Forts series is out and it’s called “American Spartan” (2020). It’s going for .99¢ right now, so get on it.

Tom Quiller, author of “Evergreen” (Dream Paladin Books, 2020), is interviewed by John Wisniewski at Punk Noir Magazine.

Interview with Erika T. Wurth, author of “Buckskin Cocaine” (Astrophil Press, 2017) at Full Stop.

“The Long, Dark Legacy of William Hjortsberg’s Supernatural Neo-Noirs” by Andrew Nette at CrimeReads.

Kevin Tipple reviews “All Due Respect 2020” edited by Chris Rhatigan and yours truly.

Growing up watching “Bewitched” and loving Elizabeth Montgomery in “The Legend of Lizzie Borden”, I’m interested in watching the TV movie “Mrs. Sundance” (1974) that was reviewed by David Cranmer in Western Fictioneers.

KKUURRTT and Tex Gresham chat about Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe’s film “Greener Gass” at Babou 691.

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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Dave Zeltserman, C.W. Blackwell, and Rosemary McLean

“Unlucky Seven”, a collection of short noir stories, by Dave Zeltsersman (2020) is out. One of the stories, “Brother’s Keeper”, is a nominee for this year’s Edgar and Macavity awards.

Interview with cartoonist Berkeley Breathed, creator of “Bloom County”, at The New York Times.

Brian Morton on the politics of cultural appropriation at Dissent Magazine.

Bristol Noir has new fiction from C.W. Blackwell.

New fiction by Rosemary McLean at Tough.

Ambient composer Harold Budd has died.

Best Southern Albums of 2020 from The Bitter Southerner.

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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J. Travis Grundon, Cancel Culture, and Ted Flanagan

“Damaged Goods”, a short story collection, by J. Travis Grundon (2020).

A fantastic essay in The New York Times by Ligaya Mishan, “The Long and Tortured History of Cancel Culture”.

Gabino Iglesias on agents, can’t live with them, can’t stuff them in a sack.

Interview with crime fiction master Janet Evanovich at CrimeReads.

New flash fiction by Ted Flanagan at Shotgun Honey.

New fiction by Mark McConville at Bristol Noir.

New poetry by Sharon Waller Knutson at The Five-Two.

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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Ray Bradbury, David Summers, and J.J. Campbell

“Killer, Come Back to Me” by Ray Bradbury (Hard Case Crime, 2020), a collection of crime stories.

New fiction from David Summers at Close to the Bone.

Fiction from Paul D. Brazill.

Review of Alex Balgiu and Mónica de la Torre’s “Women in Concrete Poetry: 1959–1979” at BOMB Magazine.

New poetry by J.J. Campbell at The Rye Whiskey Review

New poetry by Ian Lewis Copestick at Punk Noir Magazine.

The importance of the “O Brother, Where Art Thou” soundtrack 20 years later.

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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Tyler Knight, BV Lawson, and Pac Man

Come on. With this cover and such a great title, this book deserves to be read. “Deer Shoots Man (then steals his cigarettes)” by Tyler Knight (Fahrenheit Press, 2020) is out now.

One of my side gigs is working as an editor for the monthly All Due Respect ‘zine. We released some new fiction by BV Lawson. Y’all should go read it now.

The crazy, mixed-up world of Pac Man ripoffs at Babou 691.

Holiday horrors at Electric Literature.

New fiction from ACF Wilson at Punk Noir Magazine.

New fiction – Welsh Christmas crime fiction – by Eamonn Griffin at Crime Cymru.

New fiction by Jim Woessner at Close to the Bone.

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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Rock and a Hard Place, Gary Phillips, and Bollywood

The new issue of Rock and a Hard Place is out and features Jay Bechtol, Michael Chin, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Laura Dizon, Paul J. Garth, Dan Georgakas, Stephen J. Golds, Bruce Harris, Russell W. Johnson, Wilson Koewing, Diane Krauthamer, Susan Kuchinskas, Jeff Maschi, Jess Messier, Roger Nokes, Andrew Novak, Thomas Pluck, Richard Risemberg, Peter Rozovsky, Jason Mykl Snyman, Stefen Styrsky, N.B. Turner and Jane Young. Holy fuck, that’s a packed issue.

Some interesting picks for the best books of 2020 at LitReactor.

J. Kingston Pierce looks at the work of the largely-gotten Stanley Ellin.

Review of “Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem” by Gary Phillips (Agora Books, 2020) at Pulp Fiction Reviews.

New fiction by Mark McConville at Punk Noir Magazine.

New fiction from Kieran Shea at Shotgun Honey.

“Farz” is the first Bollywood spy movie and this sentence from The Cultural Gutter article is why you’ll want to read about it: “I haven’t mentioned the plot yet because it hardly matters.”

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.