PDB: Can you pitch GUILT in 25 words or less? Years ago, Noah Milano, son of a mobster now security specialist killed a young girl’s father. To make up for that he ends up trying to prove her stepfather is not a psycho killer. PDB: Which music, books, films or television shows have floated yourContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Jochem Vandersteen”
Writing as Jill Tunney, Carol Malone has recently injected a touch of romance into the two-fisted, pulp-infused, Fight Card series with her debut novel, Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night … Boxing and love? What’s going on here? How did a nice girl like you end up in the ring with a bunch of tough guys?Continue reading “FAST FIVE WITH CAROL MALONE”
The legendary Zoë Sharp – whose latest novel The Blood Whisperer is an absolute belter – is my latest guest columnist down Out Of The Gutter Online’s Brit Grit Alley. Pop over here and check it out.
Richard Godwin – One Lost Summer Richard Godwin’s masterful One Lost Summer is a sweltering, intense noir set amongst London’s rich and powerful. A claustrophobic, psychological study of obsession and loss, voyeurism and sex, with echoes of Simenon, Highsmith and Hitchcock. Col Bury – The Cops Of Manchester Another hard-hitting and realistic collection of flashContinue reading “Recommended Reads. June 2013”
Joe Hunter is bored and killing time drinking expensive coffee, when the waitress tells him that someone has been looking for him. The someone in question is a loose end from a kidnapping case that Joe had recently been involved in. A dangerous loose end at that. Red Stripes is a tightly written and hardContinue reading “Red Stripes – A Joe Hunter Short Story by Matt Hilton.”
There’s an excerpt from Death On A Hot Afternoon over at, fellow member of The Hardboiled Collective, Bruce DeSilva’s place.
Key West based writer Michael Haskins is the author of the highly successful Mick Murphy books. The next in the series, tentatively titled To Beat The Devil, is the sequel to the best-selling Stairway To The Bottom. It will be published in March 2013 and you can have an exclusive peek at the first twoContinue reading “To Beat The Devil by Michael Haskins – First Two Chapters”
RUNAROUND … NOW! I’m interviewed over at MORGEN BAILEY’S BLOG … MARTIN STANLEY reviews 13 SHOTS OF NOIR and DEATH ON A HOT AFTERNOON … CHRIS LEEK reviews DEATH ON A HOT AFTERNOON over at OUT OF THE GUTTER ONLINE … ANDREW PETERS gives DEATH ON A HOT AFTERNOON a 5 star review at GOODREADSContinue reading “BITS N BOBS.”
The Blurb: ‘Prostitution has been legal in Rhode Island for more than a decade; Liam Mulligan, an old-school investigative reporter at dying Providence newspaper, suspects the governor has been taking payoffs to keep it that way. But this isn’t the only story making headlines…a child’s severed arm is discovered in a pile of garbage atContinue reading “Cliff Walk by Bruce DeSilva – Read The First Two Chapters.”
Car Wash Blues by Michael Haskins. Journalist Mick Murphy takes his girlfriend’s car to a car wash and gets caught up in a bloody shoot-out. And then things really get out of hand as a couple of Mexican drug cartels descend on Murphy’s sedate Key West home intent on killing Murphy and his friends. CarContinue reading “Top Tips: Recommended Reads”
The very smashing crime writer DANI AMORE has now joined THE HARDBOILED COLLECTIVE. Find out more about THE HARBOILED COLLECTIVE at their blog.
What’s happening with the members of The Hardboiled Collective, you may well ask? Well, over at the THC blog, Zoe Sharp talks about flying and her forthcoming trip to Bouchercon. THC founder Jochem Vandersteen has a look at Chris Knopf’s Dead Anyway at Sons Of Spade. And Micheal Haskins has let us know that hisContinue reading “The Hardboiled Collective – zup?”
It all starts in a bar. Los Angeles based Private Eye Simeon Grist is getting nicely souses and trying to pick up the barmaid when in walks the aptly named Toby Vane. Vane is the star of a prime time television show who gets his kicks beating up women. When he starts to slap aroundContinue reading “Recommended Read: Skin Deep by Timothy Hallinan”
PDB: Can you pitch your latest publication/ project in 25 words or less? Re-release of The Last Refuge – my first book, suddenly in demand because of subsequent books in the series. We have a cleaned-up trade paperback and Kindle version. (Okay, 27 words.) PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? IContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Chris Knopf”