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Links

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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Links

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)
Buy

The Better of the Bad

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

Buy

Emergency Powers

James McCrone

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The Unstable One

Mike McCrary

Buy

Untethered

John Bowie (Red Dog Press; 2020)

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Scavenger

Christopher Chambers (Three Rooms; 2020)

Buy

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Links

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.

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Links

Rachel Howzell Hall, Dietrich Kalteis, and Mike McCrary

Mike McCrary is out with a new thriller, “The Unstable One”. It’s on my TBR, is it on yours?

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

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

A wonderful article about bookselling in the time of COVID.

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

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

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


Due to a communication error between editorial and the social media teams, we left out the following link. Apologies.

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

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Links

St. Elsewhere, Black Horror, and James McCrone

The third Imogen Trager novel by James McCrone is out and it’s called “Emergency Powers”.

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

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

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.

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).

New short fiction from Andy Rausch.

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Links

Lesbian Pulp Fiction, Mayonnaise, and JJ Hensley

The J.J. Hensley’s Trevor Galloway Thriller series continues with “The Better of the Bad” (Down & Out Books; 2020). I’m such a big fan of this series, I’ve ordered my own paperback text unseen.

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

James Crumley‘s Unofficial Rules for Writing.

Chloe Maveal on lesbian pulp fiction at CrimeReads.

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

New fiction by Jim Woessner at Close to the Bone.

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

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Links

Bear Shifting, Heavy Drinking, and Andrew Davie

“Dig Two Graves” by Andrew Davie is now out (Close to the Bone; 2020).

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).

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.

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

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

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Incident Report

Incident Report No. 94

Way too many links. Let’s give y’all a headstart.


Articles

A nice article about the importance of indie publishers by Matt Keyes.

The 1951 adaptation of Native Son (starring Richard Wright) is a darkly satiric noir.

Bilingual authors are challenging the practice of italicizing non-English words.

Poetry is coming to Close to the Bone at the end of the month.

Dana King on the (un)importance of backstory.

“The Children of the Appalachians” by Rebecca Bengal at The Paris Review.

Raymond Chandler’s letters to a younger crime writer offer a revealing—and often ugly—glimpse into his later years.

Colman Keane continues his deep dive into the works of Ed Gorman.

“The Strange History of Mickey Spillane and New Zealand’s ‘Jukebox Killer’ by Andrew Nette at CrimeReads.

The Stiletto Gumshoe looks at two recent stories about sex in crime fiction.

Interview with M. E. Browning, author of “Shadow Ridge” (Crooked Lane Books; 2020).

The First Two Pages: “Schemes in the Dark” by Jennifer Berg at Art Taylor’s blog.

Why Bryn Greenwood is proud to have her books called crime fiction.

An introduction to the latest volume of “Coast to Coast Noir” (Down and Out Books; 2020) from one of the editors, Paul D. Marks.

“Contextual Cues for Predatory Targeting: Pattern repetition improves the speed and efficiency of victimizing” by Katherine Ramsland, PhD at The Crime Fiction Writer’s Blog.


Book Reviews

Review of “Find The Dead” by Peter James (Macmillan UK; 2020) at The Rap Sheet.

Review of “An Obscure Road to Hollywood: Scoundrels and Spitballers- Writers and Hollywood in the 1930s” by Philippe Garnier (Black Pool Productions; 2020)

Review of “The Six” by Luca Veste (Simon & Schuster UK; 2020)

Review of “Lost Writings” by Franz Kafka, translated by Michael Hofmann (New Directions; 2020).

Review of “Chesapeake Crimes:Invitation to Murder” edited by Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman & Marcia Talley (Wildside Press; 2020) at BOLO Books.

Review of “The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained” by Colin Dickey (Viking; 2020).

Review of “To Cook a Bear” by Mikael Niemi (MacLehose Press; 2020).

Review of “Winter Counts” by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Ecco; 2020) at Lesa’s Book Critiques.

Review of “The Searcher” by Tana French at NPR.

My review of “Third Degree” by Ross Klavan, Tim O’Mara, and Charles Salzberg (Down and Out Books; 2020).

Review of “No Strings” by Mark Safranko (2012) at Col’s Criminal Library.

Review of “Touchfeather” by Jimmy Sangster (1968).

Review of “Dear Child” by Romy Hausmann (Flatiron Books; 2020)

Review of “21 Immortals: Inspector Mislan and the Yee Sang Murders” by Rozlan Mohd Noor (Arcade Crimewise; 2020) at Los Angeles Review of Books.

Review of “Kiss Her Goodbye” by Wade Miller (1956) at The Dark Time.

Review of “Only the Women Are Burning” by Nancy Burke (Apprentice House; 2020)

Review of “Dig 2 Graves” by Andrew Davie (Close to the Bone; 2020) at NewRetroWave.

Review of S.A. Cosby’s “Blacktop Wasteland” (Flatiron Books; 2020) at Pulp Curry.

Review of “Innocent or Guilty?” by A.M. Taylor (One More Chapter; 2019).

Review of “The Man in the White Linen Suit” by David Handler (William Morrow; 2019).

Review of “Devil May Carer” and “Sinner Take All” by Wade Miller (Stark House Press; 2020, originally published in 1950 and 1960).

Review of “The Mystery of the Cowboy Summit” by Darryle Purcell (2020) at Pulp Fiction Reviews.

Review of “Deception by Gaslight” by Kate Belli (Crooked Lane Books; 2020)

Review of “Burn You Twice” by Mary Burton (Montlake; 2020)


Fiction and Poetry

New fiction by Catherine A. Kelley at Every Day Fiction.

New poetry by Michael Minassian.

New fiction by Erika Veurink at Cheap Pop.

New flash fiction by J.B. Stevens at Mystery Tribune.

New short fiction by Judith Present.

New poetry by Mike James.

New fiction by Joe Taylor at The Rye Whiskey Review.

New fiction by H.E. Vogl at Every Day Fiction.

New fiction by Dana Liebelson at Cheap Pop.

“card shop carl”, a poem by John Grochalski.

Short fiction by Sebnem Sanders.

Flash fiction by Paul Garrett.

Poem by Jay Passer.

New flash fiction by A.G. Hilton at Pulp Modern.

Short fiction by Nathan Pettigrew at Bristol Noir.

“The Only Time Fun Comes Before Work is in the Dictionary” by Andrew Davie, a short story, at The Daily Drunk.

New fiction from Nikki Dolson at TOUGH

Poetry by Ian Lewis Copestick at Punk Noir Magazine

“Stakes For Sea Creatures Replaced By Something New” by Kristin Garth, a poem at Punk Noir Magazine

New poetry by Giovanni Mangiante at The Rye Whiskey Review

A new poem by Tom Barlow at The Five-Two.

Short fiction by Sean Thor Conroe at Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

New fiction by Darrent Sant at Close To The Bone.

Poetry by Ben Newell.

New poems from Mark McConville at Punk Noir Magazine.

Short fiction by Paul D. Brazill.


Podcasts and Other Media

Gytha Lodage interviewed on Two Crime Writers And A Microphone.

Interview with Dean Koontz at Otherppl.

Via Punk Noir Magazine, “The Disembodied Parts”, a podcast by Pablo D’Stair.

Helping Writers Become Authors: Ep. 522: The Link Between Your Story’s First Plot Point and Third Plot Point

K.M. Weiland appears on The Creative Penn or is it the other way around?

Writing Excuses on “Researching for Writing the Other”.

Murder in a Small Canadian Town with J.G. Toews on It’s a Mystery.

Illustrations by Geraldine Theurot.

Billy Strings on World Cafe.

Craig Sisterson on fifteen great crime shows to watch at Crime Fiction Lover.

Kronos Quartet Blends Words, Music, and Magic to Celebrate Pete Seeger at No Depression.

Pulp illustrations by Glen Orbik.

“Modern Western Films Written Better Than Ever” by David Cranmer at LitReactor.

Paul Matts reviews the various artist album “Sir J.J. Special: J.J. Johnson’s Ska and Rock Productions 1966-1968” at We Are Cult.

Big Lonely City photography series continues.

Pulp illustrations by the Unknown at The Stiletto Gumshoe.

Film Review of “Female Human Animal” (2018) at Punk Noir Magazine.