Crime Factory 8 is now out and available here.
Highlights include an interview with the author of De Luxe, Lenny Bartulin, and Tokyo Vice, Jake Adelstein.
There’s short fiction from Seth Harwood, Health Lowrance (whose book, The Bastard Hand, I reviewed on this site recently), and Julia Madeleine.
My column on Asian crime fiction and film, Setting Sun, looks at the 1981 noir Cutter’s Way, and the 1978 film, Who’ll Stop the Rain, both of which dealt with the legacy of the Vietnam War. Cutter’s Way is based on Cutter and Bone by Newton Thornburg whose death earlier this year went largely unnoticed. Who’ll Stop the Rain is adapted from Robert Stone’s wonderful 1974 book, Dog Soldiers.
There’s also reviews, the Nerd of Noir, our True Crime Factory column and a whole lot more.
Check it out.
And while I’m on the subject, big things are going down at on the Factory floor. We’e currently re-designing our website and have got a number of other projects on the go. It’s top secret, hush hush and all that, so you’ll have to watch this space as details are slowly revealed over the coming months.