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Hoosier Noir, Dorothy Hughes, and Philip K. Dick

Hoosier Noir: Two, the anthology of Indiana crime stories, has been out for a few days. It features Serena Jayne, Don Stoll, Zakariah Johnson, Michael Bracken, C.W. Blackwell, Stephen J. Golds, Marianne Halber, and Joseph S. Walker.

Ever so often, I come across an article that I want to make sure you read. This is one of them. K.A. Laity’s “Folk Horror Noir?” is a fantastic essay weaving through Dorothy Hughes’s “Ride the Pink Horse” (1946), a definition of folk horror noir, and the “heteronormative male gaze”.

Adrian McKinty’s essay “The Extraordinary Mind of Philip K. Dick” is well worth your time.

Here’s a list of “Weird, Bloody, Wonderful Westerns” by Sadie Hartmann.

Interview with Stephen Graham Jones at The Rumpus.

Review of Jonathan Lethem’s “The Arrest” (Ecco, 2020) in the Sonora Review.

New flash fiction by Ian Ayris at Bristol Noir.

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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Boinking Bizarro, Slasher Novels, and Curtis Ippolito

“Boinking Bizarro”, a new anthology from Death’s Head Press is out featuring stories by Brian Asman, Danger Slater, John Wayne Comunale, Autumn Christian, Gina Ranalli, Betty Rocksteady, Christine Morgan, John Skipp, Whit Slorp, Cody Goodfellow, Chad Stroup, Charles Austin Muir, Michael Allen Rose, Max Booth III, Lucan Mangum, Chandler Morrison, Amy Vaughn, and Jessica McHugh.

Thank fucking god, a book list at CrimeReads that doesn’t include “Girl on the Train”, Andrew Shaffer on the 21st-century slasher novel.

Review of Andrew Davie’s “Dig Two Graves” (Close to the Bone, 2020) at Bristol Noir.

New flash fiction by David Nemeth, editor of this blog, at Punk Noir Magazine.

New poetry by Angelina Mitescu at The Five-Two.

New fiction by L.P. Ring at Close to the Bone.

New flash fiction from Curtis Ippolito at Pulp Modern.

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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Switchblade, Andrew Davie, and Amy-Jean Muller

The 13th issue of Switchblade is out. They call themselves “the world’s only no-limit outlaw noir magazine.

I’m including this article solely because of this opening line which piqued my interest, “The Soviet writer Andrei Platonov is a prime example of an author who manages to make his sentences work twice.

The rich love them some pedophilia even in literary France.

New fiction by Andrew Davie at Bristol Noir.

New poetry by Amy-Jean Muller at Close to the Bone.

Illustrations by Greg Clark at Fragments of Noir.

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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Diane di Prima, Rhiannon Giddens, and Sarah Jilek

“Saint Catastrophe” by Sarah Jilek (Southern Fried Karma, 2020).

Diane di Prima, Beat Poet And Activist, Dead At 86.

“Mudbound” Co-Writer Virgil Williams to adapt “Blacktop Wasteland”.

The New York Times on the effort to save the Strand.

New flash fiction by Max Thrax at Bristol Noir.

New fiction by Stephen J. Golds at Shotgun Honey.

Through the Lens: From Rhiannon Giddens to Sierra Ferrell, Singles in the Spotlight at No Depression.

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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NaNoWriMo, Western Noir, and Pablo D’Stair

The final installment of Pablo D’Stair‘s five-novella Trevor English cycle is out, “this gun from Norman Court” (All Due Respect, 2020).

Jay Wilburn thinks NaNoWriMo is a terrible idea, but keeps on doing it anyway.

“Western Noir: Smashing Together Two Genres, What Do You Get?” by Nick Kolakowski at CrimeReads.

Review of “Awakening of Spies” by Brian Landers (Red Dog Press, 2020) at Col’s Criminal Library.

Lisa Levy on Elizabeth Hand’s Cassy Neary series.

New fiction by Russell Day at Bristol Noir.

New poetry by John Patrick Robbins at Punk Noir Magazine.

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Manhwa, Anarchy, and Nick Kolakowski

“Rattlesnake Rodeo” by Nick Kolakowski (Down & Out Books, 2020) is out.

“Riding the Wave: The Steady Rise of Korean Manhwa” by D.W. McKinney at Los Angeles Review of Books. Manwha is the Korean word for comics.

Review of the Summer 2020 Pulp Modern issue at EconoClash Review.

The New York Times’s guide to “The Essential Agatha Christie”.

Paul D. Brazill says of Rob Pierce’s “Blood by Choice” (All Due Respect, 2020) is a “cracking read”. That’s good enough for me. Brazill is also recommending “FTW: The Rise of the Anarchy March” by Russ Lippitt (2020).

Review of Cathi Unsworth’s “Bad Penny Blues” (Strange Attractor Press, 2020/2009) at 3:AM Magazine.

Punk Noir Magazine presents new poetry by J.B. Stevens.

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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.