Tuesday, June 1, 2010
At Ransom Notes I'm talking Akashic staycations... Especially the of the Russian variety. Moscow Noir looks like a good cold-hearted collection to take the edge off the summer sun's onslaught. Other recent additions to the series that've caught my eye, Lone Star Noir, Phoenix Noir and Orange County Noir. What I wanna know though - where the hell is St. Louis Noir? City has a long tradition of nastiness to exploit. Come on, Johnny Temple, take notice.
On other where the hell fronts, I'm looking forward to Crime Factory's third ressurected issue. Rawson and crew are including an excerpt from my nearly finished novel Peckerwood and that's an honor. The first issue contained an excerpt from Ken Bruen's forthcoming, the second issue from Dave Zeltserman's Killer and I'm next. That's a huge honor for me and a bad sign for CF. Seriously, from Bruen to Ayres in two easy steps? My star is rising or theirs is plummeting.
Speaking of my Needle and Blood, Guts & Whiskey pal Zeltserman, have you read Pariah? Holy shit. That's some dark, dark darkness. It's the second act of his unofficial trilogy that begins with Small Crimes and concludes with Killer about recently released convicts. Sweet mother, not a heart warming moment in sight.
And while we're going on about heart warming moments... uh... yeah, I got nothing.