Grace Of My Heart by Allison Anders.

  One of the things I did during my brief jaunt to The Big Apple in 2001 was to walk from Times Square- where I was staying – and down Broadway to place my hand on the Brill Building. And I did. It was a hot summers day and I burnt my hand. It’s aContinue reading “Grace Of My Heart by Allison Anders.”

Guest Blog: What happens in Mexico …. eventually gets posted on the internet by Doug Gelsleichter

Bio: Doug Gelsleichter. I’m 30, seen some crazy shit and enjoy writing about it. Hopefully you enjoy reading it. You can find it all – fiction and real fiction – at Enoy~ So my girlfriend and I went to Mexico last summer – late June – same time all the protests and shit wereContinue reading “Guest Blog: What happens in Mexico …. eventually gets posted on the internet by Doug Gelsleichter”

The Hardboiled Collective – zup?

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?”

Small Town Creed by Paul D. Brazill

When You’re Growing Up In A Small Town/ You Hate It And You Want To Get Out.’ Lou Reed. ‘The lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.’Sherlock Holmes And small town America seems to be even worse. If we goContinue reading “Small Town Creed by Paul D. Brazill”


Noir Nation is an eBook journal of high quality crime fiction, essays, and author interviews, illustrated with living art: tattoos. Issue No. 2 is rich with stories that tell of being stopped at a tense Israeli checkpoint, a man reflecting on the death of his sadistic mother while getting a tattoo, hunting jaguars in theContinue reading “NOIR NATION 2 IS OUT NOW !!!”

Stories For Sunday : Black, Krohn, Laity, Rosmus.

There are lots of juicy slices of short fiction out and about the interweb at the moment. Get stuck into this little lot: Christopher Black makes his debut at Thrillers, Killers n Chillers with a visceral and lyrical tale of one man’s descent into HELL. Bydgoszcz born globetrotter Magdalena Krohn is over at Litro with DREAM GUN.Continue reading “Stories For Sunday : Black, Krohn, Laity, Rosmus.”

Recommended Read: Don’t Call Me a Crook! A Scotsman’s Tale of World Travel, Whisky, and Crime by Bob Moore

If you look up the word ‘ bounder’ in the dictionary you won’t see a picture of Bob Moore (what you will see is this definition: ‘a morally reprehensible person; cad’) but you really should. Don’t Call Me a Crook! A Scotsman’s Tale of World Travel, Whisky, and Crime was written by Bob Moore inContinue reading “Recommended Read: Don’t Call Me a Crook! A Scotsman’s Tale of World Travel, Whisky, and Crime by Bob Moore”

Rosso Esperanto by Paul D. Brazill (Out Now!!!)

Sinossi La notte invernale si era drappeggiata intorno all’Aleja Jana Pawla di Varsavia come un sudario, e un’affilata falce di luna garrotava il cielo nero come la morte. Io ero totalmente immerso nei postumi di una sbornia e cominciavo a sentirmi decisamente claustrofobico nell’angusto appartamento di Tatiana, intriso di sentore di deodorante. Infilai le ditaContinue reading “Rosso Esperanto by Paul D. Brazill (Out Now!!!)”

A Film For Friday: Somebody To Love by Alexandre Rockwell

Alexandre Rockwell’s debut film, In The Soup, was a brilliant bittersweet comedy/crime drama that starred Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Beals and Seymour Cassell. Rockwell’s  1994 followup,  Somebody To Love is also some kind of wonderful .   The appeal of Somebody To Love will probably hinge on your taste for the star Rosie Perez. Perez can be a tad shrill and brash and, of course, IContinue reading “A Film For Friday: Somebody To Love by Alexandre Rockwell”

Palookaville (1995)

  Taking its title from a quoted-to-death  line in ‘On The Water Front,’ Palookaville is  the  story of Jerry, Russ  and Syd – three friends who feel  so trapped in their  no hoper jobs and one horse town that they decide  to escape the rut by embarking on a life of crime, at one pointContinue reading “Palookaville (1995)”

Guest Blog: Maxim Jakubowski – Courmayeur’s Noir in Fest Festival

Festivals in Europe are big business. Unlike conventions in the English-speaking world, European festivals are usually organised with the assistance of much in the way of subsidies, public and private funding, to the extent that the competition between cities and organisers is savage and that festivals almost take on a political nature. Versailles has anContinue reading “Guest Blog: Maxim Jakubowski – Courmayeur’s Noir in Fest Festival”