With a crazy start to the new year, our 2016 releases have been shifted a few weeks and will be released as follows.
GOLDFINCHES by Ryan Sayles
February 23, 2016
Family man Carl, with his wife and daughter, are on their way check on his young son who had been hospitalized for an ear infection complicated by the boy’s Type 1 Diabetes. Stopped at a light they are confronted by a gunman who pulls Carl from the vehicle, stealing the vehicle and his family with it.
Desperate, Carl, will do anything to save his family, even commit a carjacking himself. Carl finds himself chasing after his family, being chased by the police, and confront the reason for this random act of violence.
When all seems lost, Carl finds a reason to believe, and finds himself amidst a conflict of good and evil.
TEXAS, HOLD YOUR QUEENS by Marie S. Crosswell
March 8, 2016
When the body of Mexican prostitute is found abandoned on a roadside, Detectives Mason Page and Farrah Tyler have no clue how a throwaway case that neither wants to let go will affect their lives. On the job, Page and Tyler are the only two female detectives in El Paso CID’s Crimes Against Persons unit, and have to deal with the condescension of their male counterparts. Off the clock the two have developed an intimate relation over the past seven years, one that will be jeopardized and put at odds when the case puts on the trail of Reed Garbler.
TEXAS, HOLD YOUR QUEENS weaves between the hunt for the killer Reed Garbler and aftershock of his death. Will the truth destroy Page and Tyler, or make them stronger?
FACE VALUE by William E. Wallace
March 29, 2016
Eddie Pax is a special kind of repo man: he recovers “wet money” — assets that have been stolen from one of the largest criminal syndicates in North America. The job is often grim because when Eddie closes an account, he also kills the thieves.
But when his boss sends him out to recover five million dollars’ worth of bearer bonds two crooks hot-fingered from a vault in New York, Eddie gets a rare opportunity to mix business and pleasure: one of the thieves is a man who shot Pax during a jewelry heist in Southern California a dozen years earlier. Eddie’s recovery will give him a chance to even the score.
Unfortunately, the securities Pax are supposed to recover have been hidden and the bodies of the thieves who stole it are piling up like cordwood. The cops have their eyes on Eddie, as does a woman who is hoping to grab her share of the loot. And the man who shot Pax knows his former partner is on his trail.
Coming this Summer
One Eye Press is pleased to announce the following additions to the 2016 catalog releasing this summer.
THE HARDWAY by Hector Acosta
Fifteen-year old Spencer loves professional wrestling. It’s the reason why he, along with his older brother Billy, started their very own wrestling promotion in their Dallas apartment complex. The fact it puts Spencer closer to Tori, Billy’s girlfriend and the only girl either boy knows who can take a chair shot to the head, doesn’t hurt.
It isn’t long before RBWL-The Royal Brooks Wrestling League-have a rival in Woodland Terrace, a nearby apartment complex with their own wrestling promotion run by Eddie Tornado, an unhinged teenager with a connection to Tori and a hard-on to see Spencer and Billy fail.
When Spencer breaks into Eddie’s home and steals a gym bag he believes holds Woodland Terrace’s championship belt, the feud between teenagers and promotions escalates. Before long, Spencer will find the world of professional wrestling can be more real and dangerous than anything seen on television.
about Hector Acosta
Hector Acosta is 99% certain that wrestling is staged. When he isn’t spending his time trying to confirm this, he’s writing. His short stories have been published in Thuglit, Shotgun Honey, and Weird Noir. He’s currently working on a novel set in the El Paso border. You can follow him on twitter @hexican.
THE PLACE OF REFUGE by Albert Tucher
Detective Errol Coutinho of the Hawaii County Police has a serial killer of prostitutes to catch and a shortage of leads to pursue. Officer Jessie Hokoana of the Honolulu P.D. has an undercover assignment that tests her loyalties and takes her to the brink of death. When their cases collide in the rainforest of the Big Island, family ties turn deadly, and there may be no pu’uhonua—no place of refuge—for anyone.
about Albert Tucher
Albert Tucher spent twenty years pursuing a career as an operatic tenor, until his insatiable craving for rejection made him turn to writing. He is the creator of prostitute Diana Andrews, who has appeared in seventy short stories in such venues as Thuglit, Shotgun Honey and The Best American Mystery Stories of 2010, editied by Lee Child and Otto Penzler. Diana’s first longer case, the novella THE SAME MISTAKE TWICE, was published by Untreed Reads in 2013. Her world includes Detective Errol Coutinho of the Hawaii County Police, who stars in THE PLACE OF REFUGE. Also in 2013 Albert Tucher appeared in ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY MAGAZINE for the first time with a stand-alone story called “Hangman’s Beak”. He works at the Newark Public Library, where he is legendary for his coffee consumption.
A BRUTAL BUNCH OF HEARTBROKEN SAPS by Nick Kolakowski
Bill spent his whole life thinking he could stay one step ahead of trouble. His hustling skills on the streets of Brooklyn and Queens earned him a lot of money, respect from his fellow criminals, and the love of a woman known for breaking arms as well as hearts. But trouble got a little too close, and now Bill is on the run, pursued by an assassin with a penchant for sick jokes and Elvis tunes.
Midway through his cross-country flight, Bill stops off in a small town, thinking he can rest for a few hours. Pausing for a beer, though, just gives trouble a chance to finally grab him by the neck. Waking up in chains after a hard knockout, his cash and gun stolen, he discovers some local folks who are even more brutal than the hoodlums he left behind in New York.
Stripped of everything but his wits, Bill needs to figure out how to save his money and his life. Because if he fails, he’s headed back to the Big Apple… in a bag. “A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps” is a story of crime, karma, and kicking serious ass.
about Nick Kolakowski
Nick Kolakowski lives in New York City. His fiction and poetry has appeared in Shotgun Honey, Thuglit, Carrier Pigeon, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The North American Review, Rust + Moth, and other venues. He posts about new works at nickkolakowski.com and tweets @nkolakowski.
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