Recommended Read: Young Americans by Josh Stallings

Stripper Sam is on the run. She leaves behind Hicksville USA and heads back to her family in San Francisco but trouble is soon barking and biting at her heels. Josh Stallings‘ 1970s set heist novel Young Americans is  bloody brilliant. A marvelous blend of crime fiction, coming of age story and offbeat family saga….

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All The Wild Children – Josh Stallings The idea of `a noir memoir’ sounds like it could be a pretty grim affair but Josh Stallings‘ riveting All The Wild Children is far from that. Stallings is the author of two brilliantly paced hardboiled crime novels – Beautiful, Naked & Dead and Out There Bad –…

Short, Sharp Interview: Josh Stallings

PDB: Can you pitch ALL THE WILD CHILDREN in 25 words or less? Crime, glitter-rock, sex, drugs, parenting, guns, summer of love, 1970’s, 50 years, one mad life writ large.  Noir memoir.  Introduction by best mate Tad Williams. PDB: Which music, books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? Music: As always The…

OUT NOW – PROTECTORS : STORIES TO BENEFIT PROTECT

’41 stories. One cause: PROTECT 100% of proceeds go to PROTECT and the National Association to Protect Children – the army fighting what Andrew Vachss calls “the only holy war worthy of the name,” the protection of children. We’ve rallied a platoon of crime, western, thriller, fantasy, noir, horror and transgressive authors to support PROTECT’s…

Guest Blog: Fiona Johnson – Out There Bad by Josh Stallings

OUT THERE BAD Amazon UK OUT THERE BAD Amazon US The agonising wait from Beautiful, Naked and Dead wasn’t too long…… I suppose, and there was the short story in between that filled in a little of Moses’, the protagonist in both books,  back story, but actually to be handed such a volatile second novel…

Recommended Read:Beautiful, Naked & Dead by Josh Stallings

 Moses McGuire has been through the mill. He’s an ageing, strip-club bouncer with a death wish and a code of honour that gets him into life threatening  trouble. He’s self-destructive. He’s a biker. He’s ex –army. And he’s hard as bloody nails!   In Beautiful, Naked & Dead, Josh Stallings’ exceptionally well -written, high –octane…

Guest Blog: FREEDOM DAY by Josh Stallings

When Paul asked me to write a piece for “You Would Say That, Wouldn’t You?” I had visions of a grand professorial text on the impact of noir on modern man.   Then I remember who I was and did what I do.  FREEDOM DAY by Josh Stallings     What is it about strippers?  Tatted, pierced, lovely. …