Crime Factory 10

This is how they do it down under…

The Crime Factory issue #10 is out, with an interview with Megan Abbott, a deposition by Josh Stallings and my story “Lefty,” about some goombahs on a fishing trip to the Louisiana bayou. It is available as a PDF from their website (Follow the Crime Factory link) and will soon be available for Kindle. I wish it was available in print, but they only do that for special issues like Kung Fu Factory. I wonder if Createspace could turn this PDF into a print on demand zine, or Lulu? I think it would be worth the trouble. So read it on your PC or your e-reader, it’s free and they always get a great line-up of contributors!

© 2012 Thomas Pluck
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The Seven Words You Can’t Say in Crime Fiction

I’m over at The Crime Factory talking about cussin’ in crime fiction. I believe cursing has its place. It will not elevate a mediocre story, nor will it drag a great story into the manure pile.
Here’s what I have to say. Also includes my pitch for Lawrence Block’s next Bernie Rhodenbarr novel.

I’m also over at Richard Godwin‘s Chin Wag at the Slaughterhouse shooting the shit.
Richard writes excellent dark fiction, and his novel Apostle Rising is no exception.

© 2011 Thomas Pluck