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A Bad Day in Boat Repo

The newest (and last, unfortunately) issue of ThugLit, that bimonthly compendium of noir and hardboiled fiction, features my short story “A Bad Day in Boat Repo.” And that story features your daily recommended intake of snarky dialogue, explosions, and doomed characters. Available in Kindle and paperback, and includes eleven other stories from some damn great writers.

And available August 2, but ready for Kindle pre-order now: “Somebody’s Trying to Kill Me: 17 Noir Tales.” Some of these yarns have been published in Shotgun Honey, Thuglit, Crime Syndicate Magazine, Carrier Pigeon, and other magazines; the title novella, a murder mystery set in hipster Brooklyn, is all new. Paperback edition will be out in mid-August.

A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps

In the latest issue of Rust + Moth, a poem, “Cockatoo.” Based somewhat on true events.

Later this year, One Eye Press will also publish my noir novella, “A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps.” Here’s the plot rundown from their site:

Bill spent his whole life thinking he could stay one step ahead of trouble. His hustling skills on the streets of Brooklyn and Queens earned him a lot of money, respect from his fellow criminals, and the love of a woman known for breaking arms as well as hearts. But trouble got a little too close, and now Bill is on the run, pursued by an assassin with a penchant for sick jokes and Elvis tunes.  

Midway through his cross-country flight, Bill stops off in a small town, thinking he can rest for a few hours. Pausing for a beer, though, just gives trouble a chance to finally grab him by the neck. Waking up in chains after a hard knockout, his cash and gun stolen, he discovers some local folks who are even more brutal than the hoodlums he left behind in New York.      

Stripped of everything but his wits, Bill needs to figure out how to save his money and his life. Because if he fails, he’s headed back to the Big Apple… in a bag. 

Cover reveal, publication date, etc. all coming soon.