Tag Archives: noir fiction

“KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE” IS RE-RELEASED

The folks at Open Road Integrated Media have re-released Horace McCoy’s seminal noir novel, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye. This 1948 novel was said to have had a major influence on Jim Thompson in his first-person novels which delved deep into the criminal mind. They have also reissued McCoy’s other acclaimed work, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? Here’s a […]

“THE SESSION”, A NEW SHORT STORY, NOW AVAILABLE

My new short story, The Session, just went live on Kindle. Here’s a brief description: Jeff Dryden is a top recording session guitarist in LA. Makes big money. Has a beautiful wife and a big house. Life is good. But one night, he’s awakened by a phone call from a record producer who needs him […]

CHECK OUT NOIR JOURNAL

Michael Lipkin has done me the honor of featuring me and several of my titles very prominently on his terrific website, Noir Journal. It begins with a piece I wrote summarizing my introduction to noir fiction, to even the term itself, and continues with excellent reviews of The Ghosts Of Havana and Between The Devil And […]

REVIEW: “EVERY SHALLOW CUT”

EVERY SHALLOW CUT by Tom Piccirilli (2011) Review by Mike Dennis   What’s the deal with Tom Piccirilli? Doesn’t he realize too much backstory is fatal to any novel? That it absolutely has to be woven in to the story, not dumped up front? Doesn’t he realize you need ample dialogue to move everything along? […]

“THE GHOSTS OF HAVANA” NOW AVAILABLE

Yes, you’ve heard the buzz! You’ve seen the TV ads! You’ve felt the thrill! Now, at long last, my new novel, The Ghosts Of Havana, is available on Kindle, Nook, and iPad. Paperback will follow soon. It’s a tense tale of old vendettas, the second book in my Key West Nocturnes series, where I lift the veil […]

CHEAP CHICKS CHIRP FOR “SETUP ON FRONT STREET”

The folks over at DailyCheapReads.com have featured the first novel in my Key West Nocturnes series, Setup On Front Street, today. You can check it out here. I’ve watched this site become very popular among readers over the last year or so. Daily references to it can usually be found on the Kindle Boards Writers Café. Indie authors […]

REVIEW: “THAT DAMNED COYOTE HILL”

THAT DAMNED COYOTE HILL by Heath Lowrance (2011) Reviewed by Mike Dennis Enigmatic stranger rides into town, kicks ass, rides out. You’ve seen it a thousand times, right? Didn’t most Randolph Scott movies follow that story line? Some might say that terse little synopsis sums up Heath Lowrance’s short story, That Damned Coyote Hill. But if they said […]

SAY, WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS?

Once again, James Scott Bell has reeled me in to his topic du jour over at The Kill Zone. Today he waxed eloquent about the treacherous path from idea to story. Seems he had an idea for a full chapter some years ago, so he wrote it down. Then he set it aside as other projects commanded […]

BIG AL’S MY BEST PAL

Big Al, over at BooksAndPals.blogspot.com, has reviewed my short story collection, Bloodstains On The Wall, and given it 4 stars (out of a possible 5). You can check it out here. It’s clear to me from his review that he totally gets noir and has therefore earned a place in my pantheon of Guys With Great […]

CUT! PRINT IT!

The print version of Setup On Front Street went live today. It’s available on CreateSpace and Amazon now. Price: $12.95 (cheap).