Guest Blog: Three Hours Past Midnight by Tony Knighton

Paul has graciously invited me to post an essay about my latest work Three Hours Past Midnight, a novel from Crime Wave Press, set in my hometown, Philadelphia, Pa.  In the first few pages the narrator and his partner burglarize the home of a wealthy, jailed Philadelphia politician.  It features the un-named protagonist from an…

Guest Blog: Riding Shotgun and Other American Cruelties by Andy Rausch

I’ve been asked to write a guest piece about my new crime novella collection Riding Shotgun and Other American Cruelties. So here goes… The anthology contains three very different kinds of crime tales written with three very different writing styles. The genesis of the first story, Easy-Peezy, came from my considering penning a Western story….

Short, Sharp Interview: Benedict J Jones

PDB: Can you pitch THE DEVIL’S BREW in 25 words or less? Urban noir meets rural horror; dog fights, horse mutilation, private eyes, country cults – dark secrets and danger lurk behind every hedge!  PDB: Which music, books, films, songs or television shows do you wish you had written? Well, I always say I’d prefer…

Short, Sharp Interview: Elka Ray

  PDB: Can you pitch SAIGON DARK in 25 words or less? A grieving mom makes a grim choice, then struggles to hide her secret. When she’s found out, disaster ensues. Will her family survive?  PDB: Which music, books, films, songs or television shows do you wish you had written? I wish I’d written Scott…

Short, Sharp Interview: Tom Vater

PDB: Can you pitch The Man with the Golden Mind in 25 words or less? The Man with the Golden Mind is a detective thriller set against the backdrop of the CIA’s covert war in Laos in the 1960s. .PDB: Which music, books, films, songs or television shows do you wish you had written? Any…

What Goes On? Vater, Bird, Tomlinson, Miles.

Tom Vater I’ve just republished THE CAMBODIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD, the first in the Detective Maier Mystery series, with Crime Wave Press (www.crimewavepress.com) as a Kindle. The second book THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN MIND will be out soon as well. After the demise of Exhibit A Books, the original home of the Maier…

Guest Blog: Kolkata as a location for crime fiction by Kalyan Lahiri

Kolkata, or erstwhile Calcutta, the capital city of West Bengal, once the centre of the British Empire, has a very rich tradition of Bengali crime fiction. It could perhaps be described as the centre of Indian crime fiction. The tradition of Bengali crime fiction in Kolkata began as early as 1892 with the creation of…

Short, Sharp Interview: Kalyan Lahiri

PDB: What’s going on now? KL: Working on the next Orko Deb mystery. It’s also based in Kolkata and a lot of authentic old Kolkata is there. Of course there are murders and other crimes too. I am about one third through. PDB: How did you research The Kolkata Conundrum? KL: ‘The Kolkata Conundrum’ needed…

Guest Blog: Crime Fiction and Philadelphia by Tony Knighton

Philadelphia is a funny place.  It’s a huge international city, a major communication and transportation hub, home to first-rate colleges and universities, major league sports teams, and magnificent buildings – high-rise corporate headquarters, stadiums and arenas, fabulous entertainment venues, and museums. It’s also Mayberry, small town America.  Many Philadelphians live and die in their neighborhood,…

Short, Sharp Interview: Nick Wilgus

PDB: What’s going on now? Right now I’m preparing for the release of the fourth Father Ananda mystery, THE CURIOUS CORPSE. The publisher, Crime Wave Press, is also preparing an omnibus edition of the first three books, which I’m looking forward to. THE CURIOUS CORPSE finds Father Ananda matching wits with the Russian mafia after…

Short, Sharp Interview: Tom Larsen

PDB: What’s going on now? My novel INTO THE FIRE is being released by Crime Wave Press later this month. It’s about a screenwriter who uses a real life incident to introduce his latest femme fatale. Bad idea it turns out. Right now I’m working on a baby boom memoir. I started BOOM a few…

Guest Blog: Cowgirl X” amid the temples Jame DiBiasio

The soul, if not necessarily the body, of my new thriller, “Cowgirl X”, is in Cambodia.  I can tell you exactly when I first visited the country: mid April 1998. My memory is buttressed by the fact that Pol Pot died while I was there, on the 15th, although I only learned of this after…

Short, Sharp Interview: Jame DiBiasio

PDB: What’s going on now? JD: First, Paul, thank you for including me in your Short & Sharp series. I enjoy reading it, and if you’d ever like to guest-post at my blog, Asia Hacks, the floor is yours. What’s going on now…Cowgirl X is out from publisher Crime Wave Press. It’s a sequel to…