A. J. Devlin’s freshman book “Cobra Clutch” won the 2019 Arthur Ellis Award and was named a finalist for the 2019 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards. Not a bad feat for old “Hammerhead” Jed, who this month returns in the kickass “Five Moves of Doom,” the third muscle-flexing entry in Devlin’s tough-as-nails, banana-shaking crime series.Continue reading “FIVE MOVES OF DOOM – Review and interview with A.J. Devlin”
Big thanks to Stephen J. Golds and Punk Noir Magazine for taking in my latest Sam the Thug, “Voodoo,” in which Sam is hired as a guinea pig for mystical madness. The story can be read free today! Read Voodoo here.
Ever wondered how Sam the Thug would react to bad dad jokes? Find out in “Uranus Jokes,” my newest flash fiction story available to read free at Pulp Modern Flash! I’m thrilled they enjoyed the story enough to have it on their awesome site. Read the story here.
Sam the Thug faces not one, but two Santas in his latest crime-riddled tale. Find out how Sam spent the Christmas holiday in “Damn Santas” and meet Santa Big and Santa Bigger, two guys with a hard-on for the season of giving. Read the story online at Punk Noir Magazine and God bless us, everyone.
In “Jacob, A Denouement in One Act,” author K.A. Schultz spun an elegant, dark tale around the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Her ability to weave silky prose while at the same time cooking up dark, delectable literary bites is on full display with her newest collection of stories, “Anathelogium: Poetry & Prose fromContinue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: K.A. Schultz on her new collection, Anathelogium: Poetry & Prose from the Neither”
There are two writers I look forward to reading every year: Stephen King and Dietrich Kalteis. Like King, Dietrich is a writer readers can count on to produce compelling stories on a regular basis. His intense latest thriller, like many of his prior novels, takes us back to an era when life wasn’t as peachy.Continue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: Author Dietrich Kalteis on Under an Outlaw Moon”
Sam shops for his daughter’s Halloween costume, but ends up dodging bullets in my latest Sam the Thug short story. Read it here for free at Guilty Crime Story Flash!
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!
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”
To celebrate the two year anniversary of Sam the Thug’s first short story appearance on Shotgun Honey dot com, I thought I’d do a quick reading of the story. Check it out below or read the story here.