- Thursday’s Child by Sipora Coffelt
- A Daronite Fence by Ron Fein
- The Art of Shui Feng by Chris Hewitt
- Solitaire in a Haunted Tent by Pedro Iniguez
- Of the Darkness on the Rails by John Wolf
- Moonspeech by Marisca Pichette (poem)
- Don’t Look Back by Sarah Sigfried
- Before the EMP by Jeanne Lyet Gassman
- Please Come Out by Brandon Barrows
- An Auspicious Birthday by Jennifer Jeanne McArdle
- The Cult of El Tio by Kurt Newton (poem)
- The Forger’s Masterpiece by Mark Mellon
- Blood Witch on the Khartoum Train by George S. Walker
- Dryad Harvest by M. Legree
- Exorcism and Other Requests by John Walters
- Kiss the Child by Zach Ellenberger
- The Call of Dark Water by Emmie Christie
- The Knocked-Up Nun and her Peculiar Hen by Angelique Fawns
- Mephistopheles by Thomas Fischer (poem)
- Canis Daemonium by Eddie Generous
- Needle by Lauren Jane Barnett
- We Shadow Forth by Amanda Cecelia Lang
- When I Start Leaving These By The Tree … by Juleigh Howard-Hobson (poem)
- Shain and Cinnastasia by David Rose
- Mirror Mirror by Pauline Yates
- Justice Turns the Balance Scales by Elizabeth Cobbe
- Wabash Valley Devil by Veronica Leigh
- The Wild Hunt by Juleigh Howard-Hobson (poem)
- Guardians of the Grünwald by Henry Herz
- Superstition by Ann van de Bergh
- Miracle Water by David Verdugo
- The Skipper by Laura J. Campbell
Check it out--a new horror anthology from Redwood Press, and it includes my horror story "Please Come Out"!
Here's the full ToC:
My crime story "A Reasonable Motive" appears in the new issue of JOURN-E: The Journal of Imaginative Literature!
Below is just a small selection of the ToC. There's over thirty different pieces in this issue, including both fiction and poetry!
Here's a movie I discovered at 4-something in the morning a few nights ago. It's a "reality-based noir," as the description I found it labeled under calls it, based on the same true-life events as the slightly-later and more famous film Call Northside 777.
So, how does "Railroaded!" stack up?
It's a pretty basic plot: Steve Ryan, average Joe Citizen (whose van is being used for an illegal gambling operation without his knowledge) is tagged with a murder rap he didn't commit; honest, hard-working policeman dutifully gathers evidence and goes through his process, despite everyone being convinced they already know who the killer is, and in the process becomes convinced Ryan is innocent.
There's really not much to it. It's pretty rote.
You may notice on the poster, though, (which I hadn't seen until I wrote this) that noir-favorite bad-guy John Ireland is in this. Here, he plays one of the real killers:
He's dark and ice-cool and he'd kill you as soon as look at you... and he douses his bullets in perfume, which is what he's doing here. Yes, he's giving himself an absolutely ridiculous calling card as a gunman that would instantly implicate him in any crimes he commits. It's that kind of movie and even a great villain character-actor couldn't save it.
Maybe it was my exhaustion at the time, but this movie didn't even not hold my attention, it opened the front door and made shooing motions, encouraging me to find something better to do. It's definitely forgotten for a reason.
Watch Call Northside 777, it's a better film and truer to the real facts of the case.
My rural police mystery STRANGERS' KINGDOM from Black Rose Writing is on sale for only $9 in paperback editions.
"A small town police procedural with a big heart." –BestThrillers.com
Politically blacklisted detective Luke Campbell's last chance in law-enforcement is a job with the police department of rural Granton, Vermont. It's a beautiful town, home to a beautiful, intriguing girl who's caught his eye, and it's a chance at redemption. Even if his new boss seems strange, secretive, and vaguely sinister, Campbell is willing to give this opportunity a shot. And no sooner does he make that decision than the first in a series of murders is discovered, starting a chain of events that will change the lives of everyone in this once-quiet town.
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What are you waiting for? $9 in paperback, also available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited!
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