Recommended Read: Hard Times by Les Edgerton

Les Edgerton’s Hard Times is a fantastic read. It takes place in Texas in the 1930s, during the Great Depression. It is primarily the story of Amelia Laxault, a bright farmgirl who, at the age of fourteen, is forced to marry Arnold Critchin, a violent drunk. Hard Times also tells the tale of Lucious Tremaine,Continue reading “Recommended Read: Hard Times by Les Edgerton”

Pre-order Last Year’s Man

LAST YEAR’S MAN by Paul D. Brazill  PRE-ORDER NOW! Available 06/22/2018. LAST YEAR’S MAN by Paul D. Brazill — Published by All Due Respect, an imprint of Down & Out Books (June 2018). eBook Formats — SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICING: $2.99 Description A troubled, ageing hit man leaves London and returns to his hometown in theContinue reading “Pre-order Last Year’s Man”

Recommended Read: Monday’s Meal by Les Edgerton

Who makes the best beer in the world? Maybe the Czechs or Belgians. But when it comes to short stories, well, the American’s pretty much rule the roost, they really do. Flannery O’ Connor, Raymond Carver, Dorothy Parker, Charles Bukowski, Richard Ford,  Kyle Minor. Loads and loads more. And you can add Les Edgerton to that list, of course.Continue reading “Recommended Read: Monday’s Meal by Les Edgerton”

Out Now! Just Like That by Les Edgerton

New from Down & Out Books Purchase links … Buy from the Down & Out Bookstore or from the following retailers … Print: Amazon — Barnes & Noble eBook: Kindle — Nook — iTunes — Kobo Synopsis … Jake and his pal Bud’s journey begins six months after he is released on parole and is occasioned when his girlfriend Donna dumps him and aborts their child. After a suicide attempt whereContinue reading “Out Now! Just Like That by Les Edgerton”

Recommended Reads: January 2017

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Billingham Forum – Martin Stanley The Stanton Brothers are back and they have a plan to rip-off a drug deal that takes place at Billingham Forum. But,as ever,  things soon spiral violently out of control. Martin Stanley’s A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Billingham ForumContinue reading “Recommended Reads: January 2017”

Recommended Read: Bomb! by Les Edgerton

Super-smart sociopath Reader Kincaid thinks he’s worked out how to commit the perfect crime but during the set-up he kills a retired cop’s brother. Les Edgerton’s Bomb! twists and turns as tight as a corkscrew. With the flavor of Elmore Leonard at his peak, Bomb! is a sumptuous crime fiction feast. Rich in characterization, plot,Continue reading “Recommended Read: Bomb! by Les Edgerton”

Out Now! Last Word – crime, pulp, noir!

Published by Joyride Press and edited by Liam Sweeny, Last Word is a collection of hard-hitting stories from eleven of the best writers in the crime, pulp and noir genres. And it includes my yarn The Luck Of The Devil. Other contributors are Les Edgerton, David Jaggers  Steve Weddle , Court Merrigan, Jack Getze, Tess Makovesky, ToddContinue reading “Out Now! Last Word – crime, pulp, noir!”

Recommended Read: The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping by Les Edgerton

In The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping, a has-been baseball player with a gambling problem heads off to New Orleans and quickly embroils himself in a plethora of criminal activities. Gaudy characters, razor-sharp dialogue and violent black comedy quickly ensue. Les Edgerton’s The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping is a lethal cocktail of screwball comedy and gritty crimeContinue reading “Recommended Read: The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping by Les Edgerton”

A Man Of Sophisticated Tastes in 12 Mad Men

My yarn A MAN OF SOPHISTICATED TASTES kicks off this innovative anthology edited by Ryan Bracha. The phenomenally talented writers involved in this innovative and ambitious project are: Paul D Brazill (Guns of Brixton, A Case of Noir) Gerard Brennan (Fireproof, Wee Rockets) Les Edgerton (The Bitch, The Rapist) Craig Furchtenicht (Dimebag Bandits, Night SpeedContinue reading “A Man Of Sophisticated Tastes in 12 Mad Men”

Recommended Reads

Galviston by Nic Pizzolatto Haunting and hard-hitting, Nic Pizzolatto’s Galveston is a fantastic spin on the man-on-the run sub-genre of harboiled crime fiction. Prose as tight as a snare drum. Dashes of lyricism that never overpower the storytelling. Great, realistic characters and situations. Marvellous stuff. Just Like That by Les Edgerton Just Like That hasContinue reading “Recommended Reads”

Top Tips: Recommended Reads

 The Rapist – Les Edgerton The Rapist cleverly blends Camus and Jim Thompson in an existential crime novel that is as dark and intoxicating as strong Irish coffee. Les Edgerton smartly pulls us into the corkscrew mind of Truman Ferris Pinter, a twisted man with skewed perception of the world, as his life spirals towardContinue reading “Top Tips: Recommended Reads”