A heads up that you can now order LEE, Crime Factory’s anthology inspired by iconic American actor Lee Marvin, from our the site.
There’s been a bit of buzz around the traps about LEE and at the risk of sounding immodest, it’s all justified. Seventeen stories ranging from gonzo to literary noir, penned by some of the hottest crime writers around. Here’s what others are saying:
“This collection of short fiction puts legendary actor Lee Marvin smack dab in the center of the action where he belongs.”
Dwayne Epstein, author of Lee Marvin: Point Blank
“This collection delivers. The writing is pungent, sly and muscular, dark and comic, and all of it has a tremendous energy. A love of film and love of noir is evident in every story. This does Lee proud.”
Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap and Dead Europe
I’m excited to say I’ve also got a story in the anthology. I won’t give too much away about it, except to say it titled ‘Gone Fishing’, hence the theme of the photo above.
If you want a sneak peak of LEE, ManArchy is running a excerpt from Irish crime writer Adrian McKinty’s contribution to the anthology, ‘Hospital Ship’, which you can find here.
And if too much Lee Marvin is not nearly enough, you might light to check out my review for ManAnarcy of the recently released Marvin bio by Dwayne Epstein, Lee Marvin Point Blank. You can find it here.
Melbourne folk, a reminder that we’ll be launching LEE as well as the first of Crime Factory’s novellas, Fierce Bitches by US writer Jedidiah Ayres, this coming Sunday, March 3. The event will kick off from 4pm at the John Curtin Hotel, 29 Lygon Street, Carlton.
Crime Factory has organised some seriously good entertainment for the event. In addition to the opportunity to buy Fierce Bitches, LEE and the other books in our back catalogue, there’ll be music by Greens Dairy Angel Ensemble and The Sons of Lee Marvin. Film scholar and historian of Melbourne’s grindhouse cinema scene in the seventies and eighties, Dean Brandum, is also going to be doing a presentation on Lee Marvin in Melbourne, featuring original local newspaper and poster art for the Melbourne releases of his films and footage of the night he attended the Logies!
I look forward to seeing you there.
Photo courtesy of The Saturday Briefing.