Grant Wamack: Of Jackboys and Gypsies

Grant Wamack: Of Jackboys and Gypsies

Interview by Gabriel Hart October 17, 2022
Gabriel Hart talks to Grant Wamack, author of 'Black Gypsies' (Broken River Books) and 'God's Leftovers' (Bizzaro Pulp Press).
Paul J. Garth

An Interview with Crime Fiction Author/Editor Paul J. Garth

Interview by Gabriel Hart August 24, 2022
Gabriel Hart interviews Paul J. Garth, author of the novella 'Low White Plain' (Down and Out Books).
Max Thrax: "Noir Gets Itself In Trouble"

Max Thrax: "Noir Gets Itself In Trouble"

Interview by Gabriel Hart
An interview with Max Thrax, author of "God Is A Killer."
A Conversation with Alex Segura, author of "Secret Identity"

A Conversation with Alex Segura, author of "Secret Identity"

Interview by Steph Post
Alex Segura talks the collision of mystery and 70s comics in "Secret Identity."
Duvay Knox on "The Pussy Detective" and Sexually Transmitted Karma

DuVay Knox on "The Pussy Detective" and Sexually Transmitted Karma

Interview by Gabriel Hart
DuVay Knox discusses his daring new nove, "The Pussy Detective", with Gabriel Hart.
Tia Ja'nae

An Interview with Hardcore-fiction Author Tia Ja'nae

Interview by Gabriel Hart
Political satirist author/artist Tia Ja'nae talks to Gabriel Hart about her bleak new novel, 'Ghosts On The Block Never Sleep' (Uncle B Publications).
 Spencer Fleury: Interview

Spencer Fleury: Things Are Very Likely to Get a Lot Worse Very Quickly

Interview by Ben Tanzer
Spencer Fleury talks hubris, failure, the influence of music and movies on his work, and being taken seriously as an author.
Kirstyn Petras (L), NB Turner (R)

An interview with NB Turner and Kirstyn Petras of Dark Waters Podcast

Interview by Gabriel Hart
The hosts of Dark Waters Podcast open up about their frenetic process.

Other Words for Dark: 10 Horror, Crime, and Thriller Novels in Translation for 2021

Column by Leah Dearborn July 21, 2021
There’s a Czech proverb that says, “You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once.”
S.A. Cosby: "Writers get stagnant the moment they don't try to push themselves."

S.A. Cosby: "Writers get stagnant the moment they don't try to push themselves."

Interview by Gabriel Hart
An interview with the author of "Razorblade Tears," out July 6th from Flatiron Books

LURID: May Gray — In A Lonely Place

Column by Karina Wilson
Fog rolls through Los Angeles in Dorothy B. Hughes' 1947 noir classic, "In A Lonely Place." This cautionary tale perfectly captures the toxicity of the postwar era and still resonates in our own.
author William R. Soldan

Interview with Grit Lit Author William R. Soldan

Interview by Gabriel Hart
Discover where the bleak American experience collides with glimmers of righteous humanity.
Cynthia Pelayo: Writing in 2021 as a Badass Woman in Horror

Cynthia Pelayo: Writing in 2021 as a Badass Woman in Horror

Interview by Andrew Fowlow
When I think about a badass woman in horror, Cynthia Pelayo is the author that comes to mind. Her dedication and fierce work-ethic in the writing community is what makes her stand out.
Now Accepting Submissions - "The Mercy Seat: Stories From Death Row"

Now Accepting Submissions - "The Mercy Seat: Stories From Death Row"

News by Max Booth III January 15, 2021
Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing is seeking short stories for their new anthology.

Don’t Miss Out: A Tana French Primer

Column by Annie Neugebauer November 5, 2020
Everything you need to know to get started reading the best author you need to know.
Cathartic Experience: A Conversation with Crime Writer Matt Fitzpatrick

Cathartic Experience: A Conversation with Crime Writer Matt Fitzpatrick

Interview by Ben Tanzer
The New England author talks autobiography and family, as well as reinventing himself as a writer.
Crime Fiction Editor Jim Thomsen

Interview: Crime Fiction Editor Jim Thomsen

Interview by Gabriel Hart October 1, 2020
Veteran crime fiction editor Jim Thomsen talks genre, cliches, and why editing matters.

10 Novels Featuring Edgar Allan Poe As A Character

Column by Christopher Shultz January 9, 2019
In honor of Poe's 210th birthday, we take a look at ten different fictional takes on the troubled literary figure.
An Interview with 'The Blue Kingfisher' author Erica Wright

Birds and Snakes and Bugs, Oh My! An Interview with 'The Blue Kingfisher' author Erica Wright

Interview by Steph Post
An Interview with Erica Wright, crime fiction writer and poet, on the debut of her latest Kat Stone private investigator novel: 'The Blue Kingfisher'.

The Psychogeography of Crime Fiction

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 28, 2018
Psychogeography may be the most important element in modern crime fiction, and the one you're paying the least attention to.

The 8 Keys To A Good Heist Story

Column by Peter Derk
With "Ocean's 8" in theaters this weekend, let's take a look at what makes a good heist story work.
Classic Crime, New York Style: An Interview with Terrence McCauley

Classic Crime, New York Style: An Interview with Terrence McCauley

Interview by Steph Post
An interview with "The Fairfax Incident" author Terrence McCauley.

Writing the Crime Scene: Winter Forensics

Column by Repo Kempt
A guide to writing realistic crime and horror fiction when your manuscript is set in the winter.

Why Coming of Age Crime Stories Work So Well

Column by Justin Hunter December 20, 2017
The movie adaptation of 'The November Criminals' reminds us that coming of age crime stories are the best kinds of stories.