I am pumped this morning here in Sydney! The day has started with Switchblade magazine publishing its first ever Special Edition, and it contains my first ever short story.
This is more of my PI Harry Kenmare, but written in the first person, so a different approach. I'd often wondered about writing in the first person (Chandler, Macdonald, and many other hard-boiled crime writers do it), so I thought a short story was the ideal way to experiment. My Harry novels will stay in the third person, just because I find the multiple points of view give a lot of flexibility with the characters. But I think you'll love my foray into the short story world. And I'm working on more.
This short story is titled "Little Rich Street Girl". It's only available in Switchblade, so you'll need to grab a copy on Amazon:
But I'll give you a taster with the opening lines:
"Coagulating semen clung to the lock of grubby blonde hair dangling down her cheek. Obviously not all of a previous load had gone down her throat. I guessed she wasn’t concerned about the finer points of her appearance."
Not only am I thrilled to be published in Switchblade, but I'm equally thrilled by the company I find myself in. I've read some of these authors before, and they produce some seriously good hard-boiled and noir crime writing. If you like my stuff, then you'll find plenty more to enjoy with this fine group of crime writers:
Eric Beetner - Preston Lang - Charles Roland - JL Boekestein - Morgan Boyd - JD Graves - Rick Risemberg - Michael Loniewski - Calvin Demmer - Ehren Baker - Scotch Rutherford
Grab yourself a copy! Seriously, you'll enjoy!
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