Classic Crime: The Dream Walker – Charlotte Armstrong

Of course I have an interest in noir that overlaps with the supernatural–even if it’s just an element that the protagonists are at pains to discredit as quickly as possible. Probably best known for her novel Mischief, which became the film Don’t Bother to Knock, Charlotte Armstrong has unconventional approaches to crime fiction that make…

Highsmith @ 100: A Game for the Living

Highsmith spent some time in Mexico trying to write whilst living cheaply. This is her only novel that takes place there. Dorothy Hughes did not think highly of this effort, nor that Highsmith had much success in capturing the country and its people (something Hughes managed with much more insight and finesse). Highsmith had no…

New Fiction: Squid Lord

I’ve got a new tale up at All Due Respect: “Squid Lord” recounts a plan for revenge that might have a few holes in it involving a minor celebrity chef. Hmmm, now where did I get the idea for a name like that?

Six Sentences: Gun Street Girl

I have another story up at Six Sentences, “Gun Street Girl” which the music savvy amongst you will know is a references to a Tom Waits song. Yes, another to add to the playlist Inspirations: Songs that Spawned Stories. It’s getting to be a long list despite all the videos that inevitably get pulled down…

Gresham’s Guide to Tarot

I seem to have neglected to update the blog with my post over at Punk Noir Magazine about William Lindsay ‘Nightmare Alley’ Gresham writing about Tarot. I realise now it was because I reblogged it not here but over at Graham Wynd‘s blog. I attended a talk on tarot in fantasy fiction and learned more…

Out Now! Coming Through in Waves

Out February 15th! Editor T. Fox Dunham and Gutter Press bring you this fabulous collection of crime stories inspired by the legendary band. Fox writes: In honor of my birthday (or what I like to call VOC Day-Victory over Cancer-Gutter Books is opening the preorder for Coming Through in Waves. E-Book version of Coming Through…

Pre-Order Coming Through in Waves

Out February 15th but up for preorder now! Editor T. Fox Dunham and Gutter Press bring you this fabulous collection of crime stories inspired by the legendary band. Fox writes: In honor of my birthday (or what I like to call VOC Day-Victory over Cancer-Gutter Books is opening the preorder for Coming Through in Waves….

Out Now: A Cut-Throat Business

Introducing the 3rd book in The Adventures Of Chastity Flame series from Fahrenheit Press: Find out more In A CUT-THROAT BUSINESS our hero Chastity Flame returns with all her usual joyful sexual abandon and top class, spy malarky – if you’ve read the first two books you’ll totally know what to expect, and if you haven’t slip…

Coming Through in Waves

Coming soon: crime fiction inspired by the songs of Pink Floyd COMING THROUGH IN WAVES – FINAL TOC –Edited and With Foreword by T. Fox Dunham Come in Number 51 – Your Time Is UP – dbschlosserNobody Home – Joseph S. WalkerMoney – Renee Asher PickupHeels on the Highway – Linda SlaterHeart Beat, Pig Meat…

Tiny Tales Podcast: Chastity Flame 3

Many thanks to Darren Sant at Tiny Tales podcast: as you may know he does short readings of all kinds of fiction and poetry. Now he’s got an exclusive preview of the forthcoming third Chastity Flame novel A Cut-Throat Business which will be out soon from Fahrenheit Press. Chapter one is rather dark, so be warned!…