Thursday, September 3, 2015

TFA Sneaks into Fancy Party

Everybody knows The Famous Author writes screwball mysteries, right? The Austin Carr series is more about laughs than it is solving murders, and if there's any smart deductions going on, they happen in the brain of Mama Bones or Luis, not me, Austin Carr.

You know my weakness -- I'm always thinking with the wrong organ. Thus it will come as a shock to many in the world of crime publishing that TFA finds one of his stories inside a new anthology, LAST WORDS, and that his story contained therein is without a laugh. In fact, it's violent and cringe-worthy, in that a young prostitute shows readers one terrible night of her life. LUCHA, he calls it.

You can order a copy of the anthology from Amazon right here.

Edited by ace crime writer and designer Liam Sweeny, LAST WORDS is published by Joyride Press, and features short stories by Les Edgerton, David Jaggers, Paul David Brazill, Steve Weddle, Court Merrigan, Todd Robinson, Tess Makovesky, Christopher Pimental, Gareth Spark and Angel Luis Colon in addition to TFA. The anthology is described as a "collection of hard-hitting stories from eleven of the best writers in the crime, pulp and noir genres."

Tell me how TFA got in that group, I'll tell you where Judge Crater is. He's sneaky, that's all. In other startling news, TFA isn't getting paid: all monies from the sale of LAST WORDS are going to the prison-reform organization, Nation Inside. Also, in case you're wondering, TFA likes the above back cover better than this front cover.

Can't imagine why.