I'm very excited about this project, which I think will be unique in the annals of crime fiction anthologies.
My call out to members of The Squad, crime fiction writers who are ex-cops, law enforcement, or PIs (and some still serving), has already resulted in over 30 interested authors for the project.
I've got interested Squad members from the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Pakistan.
So, the project blurb has been dispatched, and hopefully pens and keyboards are getting worked up for some fine new crime stories.
The initial deadline for submissions is the end of September this year, so realistically I should be publishing the anthology around the end of the year.
The working title is: A Blue Anthology: Cops Writing Crime.
I think this is going to be a great collection of realistic crime fiction. Watch this space.
DOUBLE TROUBLE - SPECIAL DEAL on the Harry novels! 🕵️♀️😎
You like your crime fiction hard, dark and sexy? Then come and meet PI Harry Kenmare. But be warned, these are not stories for the fainthearted, my friends.
2 for the price of 1, posted anywhere in Australia.
That's just $30, incl. postage, for both Harry's World and Harry's Quest, signed by me and with some Harry bookmarks thrown in.🕵️♀️
Deal good until 15 June 2020. Contact me via email.
And apologies to overseas readers, but the postage costs mean I can only offer this deal in Australia.
Absolutely thrilled to be reading live tomorrow (Australian time) on the Thrilling Detective website's first Noir at the Bar - virtual, of course. More's the pity, I'd love to be back in California reading in person. Still, hopefully next year. If you read my blogs, you'll have seen me talk about the excellent website, The Thrilling Detective, run by Kevin Burton Smith in California. If you are into private eye crime fiction, you MUST get familiar with this site: it is the holy grail for our genre.
So, if you fancy some live reading from crime writers, including me reading some Harry, here's the blurb:
Next up is our first-ever THRILLING DETECTIVE NOIR AT THE BAR, set for Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM PST, which hopefully means most North Americans can participate. If this is a big problem, let me know. And if there’s a big global uprising, I may hold a more international one next time (but hey, we’ve got an Australian!). It should last about two hours, and will feature past and current contributors to the site, reading from old and new works of private eye fiction. Scheduled to appear are Thrilling Detective’s former fiction editors Victoria Esposito and Gerald So, and readings from Ron Miller, Mark Troy, A.B. Patterson, Mark Best, Josh Lanyon, David Avallone (reading from the Nooniverse), Victoria Esposito (reading for Gerald So), and Graham Powell. So far…
Come for the readings, stay for the schmoozing!
Yep, no prizes for guessing, I'm the Australian component. And honoured to be in the line up.
So, my local Aussie fans, it's 10 a.m. Sunday morning, 24 May, on the Australian east coast (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, and Canberra), 8 a.m. for Perth and the west coast, and 9.30 a.m. for Adelaide and Darwin, and anyone else in the middle bits).
The link you need: (https://thrillingdetective.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/the-thrilling-detective-zoom/)
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