Recommended Read: The Bastard Hand by Heath Lowrance

I first read Heath Lowrance’s The Bastard Hand in 2011, when it was first published by New Pulp Press. Here’s what I said then: “The Bastard Hand by Heath Lowrance grabs you by the lapels and drags you on a wild, wild bar crawl that leaves you battered and bruised at the gates of hell. LikeContinue reading “Recommended Read: The Bastard Hand by Heath Lowrance”

Short, Sharp Interview: Rowdy Yates

PDB: What’s going on now? A lot, actually. I just finished my first literary thriller, a novel about a rogue NSA agent who finds himself in the middle of a giant conspiracy and am about to start work on my first horror novel. I’m not the greatest person at resting, or rather I get mostContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Rowdy Yates”

Recommended Read: Bring Me the Head of Yorkie Goodman by Rowdy Yates

With their latest offering, NEW PULP PRESS once again prove themselves to be one of the best crime fiction publishers around . Bring Me the Head of Yorkie Goodman, Rowdy Yates’s brilliant, whip-crack debut novel, is an unmitigated pleasure from the first to the last page. A mobster by the name of Boss sends Wallace, anContinue reading “Recommended Read: Bring Me the Head of Yorkie Goodman by Rowdy Yates”

Guest Blog: OVER THE SHOULDER by Lynn Kostoff

Most of the time when someone’s looking over your shoulder, you feel uncomfortable, then insulted, and eventually angry. Most but not necessarily all of the time. There are exceptions. In the early stages of a novel, I spend a lot of time (probably too much) taking notes, sketching, outlining, and dwelling on what ifs andContinue reading “Guest Blog: OVER THE SHOULDER by Lynn Kostoff”

Short, Sharp interview: Lynn Kostoff

PDB: What’s going on? My novel, Words to Die For, will be released April 15, 2015 from New Pulp Press. It felt like Nathanael West was looking over my shoulder while I wrote this one. I’m also working on a draft of a new novel entitled The Head Start. Its protagonist is a female probationContinue reading “Short, Sharp interview: Lynn Kostoff”

Guest Blog: Choosing The Nightmare by Tim L. Williams

They are proud of me at first. I live in the small Kentucky county where I grew up, a place people either leave or settle into hard lives. A writer is a curiosity. Old friends, high school classmates and recent acquaintances are proud or at least politely interested when they discover I write fiction. UntilContinue reading “Guest Blog: Choosing The Nightmare by Tim L. Williams”

Guest Blog: Some Thoughts on Blue Collar Noir by Vicki Hendricks

When my first noir novel Miami Purity came out in ‘95, with its graphic and multitudinous sex scenes, it was described as lurid in such a way, especially in the UK, that you could almost visualize reviewers licking their lips. The world was ready for the explicit sex James M. Cain couldn’t write in hisContinue reading “Guest Blog: Some Thoughts on Blue Collar Noir by Vicki Hendricks”

Recommended Read: SKULL FRAGMENTS: Noir Stories by Tim L. Williams

‘My mother had a lot of “boyfriends”, but only two of them tried to killer her.’ New Pulp Press is one of the best publishers of transgressive fiction around and they really have excelled themselves with , SKULL FRAGMENTS: Noir Stories by Tim L. Williams. At times reminiscent of Donald Ray Pollock’s Knockemstiff or  Richard Ford’s RockContinue reading “Recommended Read: SKULL FRAGMENTS: Noir Stories by Tim L. Williams”

Short, Sharp Interview: Vicki Hendricks

PDB: What’s going on now? Lucky for me, my novel Voluntary Madness is being reprinted this month, or I would have to say not much. I’m taking a break from writing to finish my 35th year of teaching with less stress. But I’m particularly excited because New Pulp Press is in Key West where theContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Vicki Hendricks”

Short, Sharp Interview: Tim L. Williams

PDB: What’s going on now? Surviving, trying to avoid the kind of characters who inhabit my fiction and writing more stories. Always more stories. PDB: How did you research SKULL FRAGMENTS? Research was fairly easy on this one since the stories are set in a fictionalized version of my hometown. And somehow I’ve known myContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Tim L. Williams”

Short, Sharp Interview: Lee Matthew Goldberg

PDB: What’s going on now? My debut novel Slow Down was just published by New Pulp Press. I’m enjoying the response I’m getting and trying to spread the word. PDB: How did you research this book? Slow Down takes place in Manhattan. This is my hometown so a lot of the research came from rememberingContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Lee Matthew Goldberg”

Short, Sharp Interview : Jonathan Woods

PDB: Can you pitch Phone Call from Hell & Other Tales of the Damned in 25 words or less? Some of the most twisted stuff I’ve ever written.  My stories will take you places you’ve never been before.  Yup: sex, violence and dark humor.   PDB: Which music, books, films or television shows have floatedContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview : Jonathan Woods”

Short, Sharp Interview: Heath Lowrance

The blurb: Heath Lowrance’s City of Heretics is a crime novel about an aging con named Crowe, just out of prison and back in Memphis, ready for some payback against the criminals who got him sent up. Before Crowe can enjoy his revenge, he has to track down a brutal murderer cutting a swath throughContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Heath Lowrance”