Recommended Read: Awake Now, Sailor by Eddie Vega

Cass Loyola is a Cuban merchant seaman turned New York poet who is struggling to make ends meet in the big apple. Jobless and on the verge of losing his home, he begins an affair the wife of a rich banker and his life spirals even more out of control. Eddie Vega’s Awake Now, SailorContinue reading “Recommended Read: Awake Now, Sailor by Eddie Vega”

Uwaga ! Polski Noir

Polski Noir ma na celu zapoznanie polskich czytelników czarnych kryminałów z międzynarodowym gatunkiem literackim zwanym noir flash fiction. Polski Noir is a new crime e zine that aims to introduce international noir flash fiction to Polish readers. The editors are Marta Crickmar and I. The first story is live. It’s one of mine. The Tut / CykContinue reading “Uwaga ! Polski Noir”

Short, Sharp Interview: Richard Godwin

PDB: What’s going on now? Wrong Crowd, my latest novel is out, here is the jacket Blurb A sultry novel in which an art thief finds himself out of his depth in a criminal maelstrom when he meets a beautiful woman with no past. When Claude meets Maxine in the Caribbean he falls for her.Continue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Richard Godwin”

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 ofContinue reading “Guest Blog: Kolkata as a location for crime fiction by Kalyan Lahiri”

I’m On The TV

“Noir is closer to Laurel and Hardy than it is to Agatha Christie” At the recent Alibi noir festival in Slovenia. Here’s me on RTV 4′s arts programme, Glasnik, talking about noir to journalist Petra Skok. With Renato Bratkovič, Neven Skgratic, Eddie Vega, Andrej Predin and the impression of Richard Godwin. More about the festival soooon …

Out Now! Crime Scenes: Modern Crime Fiction in an International Context

Crime Scenes: Modern Crime Fiction in an International Context examines the ways in which crime fiction has developed over several decades and in several national literary traditions. The volume covers a wide spectrum of current interests and topical concerns in the field of crime fiction studies. It introduces twenty-four original essays by an international groupContinue reading “Out Now! Crime Scenes: Modern Crime Fiction in an International Context”

Alibi International Crime/ Noir Festival

ALIBI is the first Slovenian festival of Crime&Noir literature in idyllic Gora pod lipo. It’s organised by Gora, Artizan advertising agency and publishing house (concept and communication), Hotel Jakec (lodging for guest writers) and Tednik Panorama(media sponsor). And I’ll be there at the end of September, along with Richard Godwin, Eddie Vega, Andrej Predin, Neven Škrgatić. FindContinue reading “Alibi International Crime/ Noir Festival”

Short, Sharp Interview: Marco Ferrarese

PDB: What’s going on now? I’m finishing work on my second book, a non-fiction memoire of my involvement in the Malaysian and Indonesian metal and punk scenes. Besides these projects, I’m working slowly on my second novel and writing freelance for a plethora of travel and culture magazines, besides keep pushing on to submit myContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Marco Ferrarese”

Short, Sharp Interview: R P Lester

PDB: What’s going on now? Making progress on a second novel and wrapping up a story for an anthology due out after New Year’s. It’ll include stories from Craig T. McNeely, Greg Barth, Warren Moore, Bill Baber, and myself. Execution of the project will take place under the sobriquet Snake-Face Hitler and the British Schoolgirls.Continue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: R P Lester”

Short, Sharp Interview: Richard Godwin

PDB: What’s going on now? My Noir satire Meaningful Conversations is out with Noir Nation, here is the Blurb: Meaningful Conversations is a hybrid Noir novel that tackles the modern world and its most tabooed addictions and mythologies. Its protagonist, cellist Bertrand Mavers, is the best adjusted serial killer you will ever meet. His therapist,Continue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Richard Godwin”