There's more crime fiction hitting the web than you can shake a stick (or insert weapon of choice) at these days! Here are three of the things I am most excited about:
1) Cindy Rosmus, editor of Yellow Mama, is over at Beat to a Pulp with "Rent Me." (Speaking of Yellow Mama, somehow I missed their latest February issue, which includes "Chained" by Ian Ayris, and AJ Hayes' "A Moon Like Tarnished Silver.")
2) KUNG FU FACTORY! The exclamation point is all mine, and with good reason. The folks over at Crime Factory have assembled one hell of a kung fu themed crime collection, including Christa Faust, Anthony Neil Smith, Duane Swierczynski, Frank Bill, Matthew McBride, Chad Eagleton, Bryon Quartermous, Addam Duke, Chis La Tray, Cameron Ashley, The Nerd of Noir, Garnett Elliot, Liam Jose, Jimmy Callaway, Joshua Reynolds, and Michael S. Chong. This is one ass kicking I'm thankful to receive. Line up, writers, and start kicking, chopping, and nun-chucking.
3) Ken Bruen and Russell Ackerman's "Black Lens" continues over at Mulholland Books. This is one series I'm hoping to sit down and write more about in the coming weeks, but for now here are the links for the first eight installments. Look out for future installments at Mulholland Books every Wednesday. Hump day just got a little more noir-er -- is that even a word? "Noir-er?" Who cares, as long as Bruen and Ackerman are there on the web.
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8