Thursday, March 1, 2007

More News and Links than you can shake a stick at

Things have been piling up this week, so let's jump right in...

New Reading Material
International Thriller Writers new Web zine is out, including this article by Tim Maleeny author of Stealing the Dragon.

A new Thug Lit is available.

And here's a piece from the Virginian-Pilot on Hard Case Crime. (Hat tip to Tim Lockhart on the Rara-Avis mailing list)

New Publishers

New UK imprint Ocean House Press is releasing two books by David Callinan. They seem a little far-fetched for my taste, but I wish them luck with their new venture.

Akashic books has launched a new imprint, Hotel St. George Press. It's not going to be crime focused, but The Session, their initial offering, promises detectives, missing organs and a new religion. The protagonists are described as Keatonesque. Presumably they mean Buster, not Alex P. or Michael.

New News

Allan Guthrie has announced titles and publication dates for some new novels:

Kill Clock (a novella) Sept. 2007, UK. (There is no U.S. release date yet. Hopefully, someone will pick it up)

Savage Night Oct. 2007, UK; June 2008, US

Slammer April 2008, UK, June 2009, US

Also, Ray Banks' Donkey Punch, which is getting a May release in the UK will be getting a Fall 2008 release in the States.

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