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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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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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Metaphors, Isolation, and Rob Pierce

Small Crimes: Wednesday Reads

Metaphors, Isolation, and Rob Pierce | The Lantern Man by Jon Bassoff

“Metaphors, Isolation, and Rob Pierce – Small Crimes: Wednesday Reads” features tortured metaphors, a one-man mystery con, and more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Incident Report No. 88

“Late Night Decisions”, photograph by J Stimp, CC BY

How did last week go for you? The objectivity of time is losing its battle against the subjective interpretation of time during the quarantine, last week was both fast and slow for me. No prose recap this week, only links collected throughout the week. There are articles, book reviews, assorted other media links, and a few featured books. My one complaint — oh, I have many —, but my one complaint I’ll voice here was my inability to carve out some space to read more short stories. Maybe this week. Maybe not.


Articles

“Roller Derby and Mystery” by A.J. Devlin (Do Some Damage)

“Thrillers Bring The Light” by James Scott Bell (Kill Zone)

“25 Classic But Lesser-Known Crime Novels to Read in Lockdown, From King Dido to the Sam Dean Series” by Sarah Hughes (inews)

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

Next stop for S.A. Cosby, the cover of Rolling Stone (Booklist)

“Legendary Paris bookshop reveals reading habits of illustrious clientele” by Alison Flood (The Guardian)

Submissions are open and what the editors are looking for (Longreads)

“‘This Is A Crazy Time, And It’s Okay If You’re Scared’ Says Man Burying Gagged Prisoner Alive” (The Onion)

“How I Hustled Hundreds of Dollars of Free Tacos for the Literary World” by MM Carrigan (Lit Hub)

More on Greil Marcus’s obsession with “The Great Gatsby” (The Baffler)

The First Two Pages: “Limited Liability” by Sarah Weinman (Art Taylor, Writer)

Otto Penzler’s out (The Crime Lady)

The beginnings of volume two is out now (The Exquisite Corpse)

“Murder in My High School” by K.A. Laity (Punk Noir)

Chapters by Ron Earl Phillips, Todd Morr, and Joseph S. Walker (The Exquisite Corpse)

“Robert Stone’s Bad Trips” by Scott Bradfield (The New Republic)

Submissions call for PM Press (Damppebbles)

Colman Keane interview Nigel Bird, author of “Let it Snow” (Col’s Criminal Library)

“Conflict Without Violence: How to Add More Depth To Your Fiction” by Autumn Christian (LitReactor)

“Tales From the Waffle House and other 24/7 Adventures” by Eve Fisher (SleuthSayers)

“A Day in the Life of a Detective” by Garry Rogers (Kill Zone)

I betcha that CrimeReads will continue to publish the old racist (Facebook)


Short Stories

“Against the Grain” by Rob McClure Smith (Tough)


Book Reviews

“Tommy Shakes” by Rob Pierce (All Due Respect Books) (Col’s Criminal Library)

“Rigged” by D.P. Lyle (Oceanview) (Lesa’s Book Critiques)

“The Only Good Indians” by Stephen Graham Jones (Saga Press) (Malcolm Avenue Reviews)

“Done Deal” by Tony Berry (Lume) (Kevin’s Corner)

“Throwing Off Sparks” by Michael Pool (PI Tales) (Kevin’s Corner)

“Cold Water” by Tom Pitts (Down & Out Books) (Criminal Element)

“The Girl in the Video” by Michael David Wilson (Perpetual Motion Machine) (Do Some Damage)

“We Don’t Talk About Her” by Andersen Prunty (Self-Published) (Just A Guy Who Likes To Read)

“A.P.B.” by David Pedneau (Col’s Criminal Library)

Two opposing views of “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins (Vox and NPR)

“Sorry for Your Trouble” by Richard Ford (Fiction Writers Review)

“Everything has Teeth” by Jeff Strand (Black Guys Do Read)

“Take Me Apart” By Sara Sligar (MCD) (LA Review of Books)

“Honky Tonk Samurai” by Joe Lansdale (Just A Guy Who Likes To Read)

“Dead Girl Blues” by Lawrence Block (Do Some Damage)

“A Rage at Sea / A Party Every Night” by Lorenz Heller (Bookgasm)


Podcasts

Podcast: “SILO” by Cameron Mount (EconoClash Review)

Podcast: Robin Burcell, ex-cop and writer, interviewed by Frank Zafiro (Wrong Place, Write Crime)

Podcast: Kimberly McCreight, Tom Pitts, Mary Keliikoa (Writer Types)


Other Media

Photographs: Big Lonely City #101 (Fragments of Noir)

Music: Drug dealers put up George Jones reel-to-reel tapes as bail decades ago (Saving Country Music)

TV Review: “The Cry” (BOLO Books)

Illustrations: Thomas Ott (Fragments of Noir)

Music: “Shelved: The Misfits’ 12 Hits From Hell” by Tom Maxwell (Longreads)

Photographs: Mosiac Noir #25 (Fragments of Noir)

Music: “Was 1973 the Greatest Year for Roots Music?” by Amos Perrine (No Depression)


Featured Books

“Raise the Blade” by Tess Makovesky (Amazon)


“Cold Water” by Tom Pitts (Down & Out Books)


“Benediction for a Thief” by LA Sykes (Close to the Bone)


“Slow Bear” by Anthony Neil Smith (Fahrenheit Press)


“A Rage at Sea / A Party Every Night” by Lorenz Heller (Stark House Press)


“Slow Down” by Lee Matthew Goldberg (All Due Respect Books)


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Songbirds, Snakes, and Bodies

Small Crimes: Thursday Reads

Slow Beary by Anthony Neil Smith | Songbirds, Snakes, and Bodies

“Songbirds, Snakes, and Bodies – Small Crimes: Thursday Edition” features The Exquisite Corpse, K.A. Laity, Robin Bercell, Anthony Neil Smith, and more.

Article: The beginnings of volume two is out now (The Exquisite Corpse)

Article: “Murder in My High School” by K.A. Laity (Punk Noir)

Book Review: “A.P.B.” by David Pedneau (Col’s Criminal Library)

Book Review: Two opposing views of “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins (Vox and NPR)

Book Review: “Sorry for Your Trouble” by Richard Ford (Fiction Writers Review)

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

Podcast: Robin Burcell, ex-cop and writer, interviewed by Frank Zafiro (Wrong Place, Write Crime)

Photographs: Mosiac Noir #25 (Fragments of Noir)

Music: “Was 1973 the Greatest Year for Roots Music?” by Amos Perrine (No Depression)

Book: “Slow Bear” by Anthony Neil Smith (Fahrenheit Press)

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Covid, Fires, and Crime

Small Crimes: Weekend Edition

Covid, Fires, and Crime | The Brooklyn Trilogy by Robert J. Randisi

“Covid, Fires, and Crime – Small Crimes: Weekend Edition” features Tom Pitts, Dana King, Robert J. Randisi, Down & Out Books, 3:AM Magazine, and more.

Article: Tom Pitts, author of “Coldwater” (Down & Out Books), interviewed (One Bite at a Time)

Article: Dana King, author of “Pushing Water” (Down & Out Books), interviewed (Off the Cuff)

Article: Adam Scovell on reading crime fiction during the pandemic (3:AM Magazine)

Article: Alex George on letting it all burn, “Why Do Some Writers Burn Their Work” (Lit Hub)

Book Review: “Checkpoint Charlie” by Brian Garfield (Col’s Criminal Library)

Book: “The Brooklyn Trilogy” by Robert J. Randisi (Down & Out Books)

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Fedoras, Tornadoes, and Facebook

Small Crimes: Thursday Reads

Fedoras, Tornadoes, and Facebook | We Need to Do Something by Max Booth III

“Fedoras, Tornadoes, and Facebook” features Harry Hunsicker, Nick Quantrill, K.B. Jensen, Jennifer Hillier, Eric Beetner, Max Booth III, and more.

Article: “How to Throw a Virtual Book Launch Using Facebook Live” by K.B. Jensen (Jane Friedman)

Book Review: “Sordid: Five Crime Stories” by Harry Hunsicker (Kevin’s Corner)

Book Review: “Broken Dreams” by Nick Quantrill (Fahrenheit Press) (Ian Ayris)

Audio Review: “Killer’s Fedora” by Lawrence Block (Col’s Criminal Library)

Podcast: Jennifer Hillier joins Eric Beetner for the latest episode (Writer Types)

Photographs: Big Lonely City #100 (Fragments of Noir)

Book: “We Need To Do Something” by Max Booth III (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing)

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Scandinavian Noir, Werewolves, and Megan Abbott

"Shotgun Honey Presents Volume 4: Recoil" edited by Ron Earl Phillips |
"Scandinavian Noir, Werewolves, and Meghan Abbott"

“Scandinavian Noir, Werewolves, and Megan Abbott” features links All Due Respect Books, Shotgun Honey, The Paris Review, and more.

Article: Incident Report No. 86 came out yesterday. (Unlawful Acts)

Article: “The Origins of Scandinavian Noir” by Wendy Lesser (The Paris Review)

Article: “Writing What You Know (or Remember (or Research))” by Art Taylor (Lesa’s Book Critiques)

Article: “Finding Inspiration in Tough Times” by V. M. Burns (Writers Who Kill)

Article: “How Much Research is Enough” by James Scott Bell (Kill Zone)

Book Review: “This Letter to Norman Court” by Pabo D’Stair (All Due Respect Books) (Col’s Criminal Library)

Podcast: Megan Abbott on writing (Working)

Podcast: “Drunk on the Moon” by Paul D. Brazill (Twisted Pulp Radio)

Book: “Shotgun Honey Presents Volume 4: Recoil” edited by Ron Earl Phillips (Shotgun Honey)

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Small Crimes: Thursday Reads

Interview with Art Taylor, author of “The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74” (Writers Who Kill)

Podcast interview with Paul D. Marks, author of the forthcoming “The Blues Don’t Care” (Wrong Place, Write Crime)

Review of “True Dark”, a novel by Mike Miner (Col’s Criminal Library)

Review of “H.R.F. Keating: A Life of Crime”, a biography by Sheila Mitchell (The Venetian Vase)

“Homecoming”, short fiction by John Timm (Close to the Bone)

“In The Cold, Cold Night”, short fiction by Paul D. Brazill (Bristol Noir)

“Exquisite Corpse”, a multi-author serial that has nothing to do with the pandemic (Do Some Damage)