Fast Women and Neon Lights: Eighties-Inspired Neon Noir
Fast Women and Neon Lights is a wild criminal romp inspired by eighties crime movies and television shows, as well as the wacky, over-the-top eighties style and aesthetic. Included are eighteen hard-hitting, emotional, and often hilarious stories from some of today's top neo-noir authors, each written in a unique style that could only be called Neon Noir. Out now in trade paperback and ebook!
Crime Syndicate Magazine is back with ten of the hottest, most disturbing, and best crime fiction short stories on the market today! Manning the Guest Editor functions for this issue is Eryk Pruitt, one of the best living southern noir writers on the planet, alongside Crime Syndicate Editor-In-Chief Michael Pool.
Table of Contents:
"The Deplorables" by Eryk Pruitt
"Good Cop Bad Cop" by Kevin Z. Garvey
"Below the Angels" by Max Booth III
"Schmuck" by Dennis Day
"Gods and Virgins in the Big Easy" by Nina Mansfield
The debut issue of Crime Syndicate Magazine brought with it a new era in short crime fiction, with some of the most unique and moving short stories to come onto the market in years, alongside the totally new and unique approach of having a Guest Editor curate each issue. In this Issue Eric Beatner takes the reigns to get the magazine off to a rip-roaring start alongside seven other fantastic short stories!
"Jack the Hammer's Online Identity Crisis" by Jeff Bowles
"On Tilt" by James Queally
"Dee the Friendly Grizzly's Little Miracle" by Nick Kolakowski
"God May Forgive You" by Paul Heatley
"Tuning the Old Joanna" by Tess Makovesky
"The Line" by C.J. Edwards
New Alleys For Nothing Men: Crime and Noir Stories by Michael Pool
New Alleys for Nothing Men features seven previously published stories along with five stories never before seen in print. Together, these eleven short stories and one novelette read like a handbook for the bent but not yet broken, humanizing even the darkest moments with laughter and tears.
A gripping collection from an emerging new voice on today’s noir fiction scene, New Alleys is sure to hit you right in the gut. ( Find out more about Michael Pool at www.michaelpool.net )
“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll keep turning the pages, because one thing is for sure, Michael Pool can write. A gripping collection of tales about the broken, the bent and the down-and-out. Michael dishes up characters with depth, facing internal and external conflicts that will leave you wanting more. One of the best short story collections I’ve read.”– Dietrich Kalteis, award-winning author of Ride the Lightning, The Deadbeat Club and Triggerfish (coming June, 2016)
New Alleys For Nothing Men reads like a handbook for desperate people. Many of the characters in this compelling collection find themselves in dire straights after life-changing events. Pool's knack for showing how people react when the chips are down is what brings these stories to life—each in its own dark way. This is a book about the moments that change us, and the moment to read it is now. — S.W. Lauden, author of Bad Citizen Corporation, Grizzly Season. and Crosswise