I can’t think of a better way to finish 2013, than to have a story in a new anthology of crime fiction, Beat to a Pulp Hardboiled 3.
For those of you not familiar with it, Beat to a Pulp is an awesome little (although it seems to be expanding each time I look) US operation run by hardboiled crime fiction enthusiast, editor and all round gent, David Cranmer.
It features regular short crime fiction by some of the coolest writers around. David’s also increasingly active publishing his books and novellas under the Beat to a Pulp imprint.
If this sounds like your kind of thing, add it to your bookmarks because it’s a great site.
Anyway, for the last three years running, David has collected the best of the fiction appearing in Beat to a Pulp and released it as an anthology.
I have a story in the latest anthology, Beat to a Pulp Hardboiled 3. ‘One Ashore in Singapore’ features my character Gary Chance, formerly of the Australian army and now a professional criminal. It’s a down and dirty tale of false identities, double dealings and the challenges of finding late night accommodation.
It’s my chance to play with some of the big girls and boys of the US hardboiled crime fiction scene – Patti Abbott, Hilary Davidson, Chris F Holm, Kieran Shea, Josh Stallings, Sophie Littlefield, Keith Rawson, and Fred Blosser.
It’s available for your Kindle and in paperback here, and for Kobo and other formats in the near future.