Sam the Thug meets a palm reader

What happens when Sam the Thug meets Madam Halo in San Francisco’s Haight Street on Halloween? Find out in “The Palm Reader of Haight Street: A Halloween Tale” – up now from the fine folks at Punk Noir Magazine. Read the story free here and happy Halloween!

REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: I’ll Pray When I’m Dying with Stephen J. Golds

Broken people in a broken system. Could describe us all. Each of us are damaged goods in some way. Definitely sums up the cast of characters in the historical, noir-injected book, “I’ll Pray When I’m Dying,” the latest from author Stephen J. Golds. “Broken” is a word that deftly describes our lead protagonists, Ben HughesContinue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: I’ll Pray When I’m Dying with Stephen J. Golds”

Read the newest Sam the Thug story free

Sam the Thug returns in “Write on me, Sam,” at Shotgun Honey. Hired to write in longhand on the body of a beautiful woman, Sam thinks he’s in for a bit of a good time, but he’d be wrong. Thanks to the awesome folks at SGH for accepting this, one of my favorite, Sam tales.Continue reading “Read the newest Sam the Thug story free”

Book Review: Love Like Bleeding Out with an Empty Gun in Your Hand by Stephen J. Golds

Stephen J. Golds pens a masterful blend of gritty street prose and lyrical elegance in his latest offering “Love Like Bleeding Out with an Empty Gun in Your Hand” – out April 30 from Close to the Bone Publishing. While it may feel like a long book title, Love Like Bleeding Out describes the poetryContinue reading “Book Review: Love Like Bleeding Out with an Empty Gun in Your Hand by Stephen J. Golds”

Hoosier Noir at the Bar (virtual) is Saturday, April 17

Join us for a chill afternoon of crime. The folks at Hoosier Noir have assembled an amazing list of authors to read from their work for a virtual Noir at the Bar. The Hoosier Noir at the Bar will be held on Saturday, April 17, starting at 7 pm eastern time. I’ll read from myContinue reading “Hoosier Noir at the Bar (virtual) is Saturday, April 17”

Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2020

It was a year of weariness and masks, deaths and destruction, and a tough one on all of us. Staying home more than normal also meant changes in routines, or more accurately the loss of routine, and struggling to wear anything more than sweat pants and a robe, much less keep up with the news.Continue reading “Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2020”

Off the Cuff interview with Dietrich Kalteis

Had the pleasure of sitting down virtually with fiction author Dietrich Kalteis and talk about, what else, writing. It’s always a pleasure to kick back with you, Dietrich, and congratulations on the new book, “Cradle of the Deep.” Hope everyone enjoys the chat, linked below, and be sure to grab a copy of Cradle here.Continue reading “Off the Cuff interview with Dietrich Kalteis”

REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: A.J. Devlin ‘Hammerhead’ Jed Mystery Series Author

It’s hard to compare “Hammerhead” Jed Ounstead with other fictional detectives – as I’ve not really come across any characters quite like him. He’s got the smoothness of a Phillip Marlowe, say if Marlowe was an ex-pro wrestler with a quirky set of family members and a penchant for banana milkshakes. Or perhaps he’s moreContinue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: A.J. Devlin ‘Hammerhead’ Jed Mystery Series Author”

The Man with the Moist Lips available to read now

Click here to read my latest Sam the Thug short story at Shotgun Honey and see if you can guess who (or what) is behind the door. And special thank you to Shotgun Honey’s amazing staff! I love being a part of the Shotgun Honey family.