Signs of Pain by Ilyn Welch

Single, gay and unemployable, Cherry Orozco is resigned to care for her mildly incontinent mother Ida. While dropping Ida off at church bingo, Cherry notices the facility also runs an adult day care, and Paula, a client with Down Syndrome, is pregnant. Hell-bent, Cherry unearths a sex ring after prolonged pestering, trespassing, breaking and entering, […]

Hard Mountain Clay by C.W. Blackwell

Siblings Ben and Maisy find they have no one to turn to after witnessing a gruesome hit-and-run that shatters their innocence. Not their mother, a poor waitress with a spiraling heroin addiction—and certainly not her new boyfriend, a brutal, meth-smoking tow truck driver named Lou Holt. When Lou’s cover-up slowly turns their backyard into a […]

Payback is Forever by Nick Kolakowski

Miller thought it was the perfect heist: Five minutes to hit the cash room of an amusement park, then another two minutes to the getaway car, then gone. As a professional thief, he’d done jobs like that dozens of times. But Miller’s partners had other ideas. When things go bad and bloody, Miller is forced […]

A Violent Gospel by Mark Westmoreland

If there’s a bad idea in Tugalo County, chances are that Mack and Marshall Dooley are behind it. When the brothers heist a snake-handling church’s money-laundering operation, things go south in a hurry. This part of the north Georgia hills ain’t much, just hardscrabble folks trying to get by. It’s the perfect place to wash […]

Main Bad Guy by Nick Kolakowski

Bill and Fiona, the lovable anti-heroes of the “Love & Bullets” trilogy, find themselves in the toughest of tough spots: badly wounded, hunted by assorted cops and goons, and desperately in need of a drink (or five). After a round-the-world tour of spectacular criminality, Bill and Fiona find themselves back in New York. But it’s […]

Slaughterhouse Blues by Nick Kolakowski

Slaughterhouse Blues catches up with Bill and Fiona, the chattery and gun-happy anti-heroes of A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps, soon after they’ve escaped the Rockaway Mob, the criminal enterprise from which Bill “borrowed” several million dollars. Holed up in Havana, Bill and Fiona know the Mob is coming for them—it’s just a question of […]

A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps by Nick Kolakowski

Bill is a hustler’s hustler with a taste for the high life. He pulls off big scores for one of New York City’s more vicious gangs…until he suddenly grows a conscience. However, living the clean life takes a whole lot of money, and so Bill decides to steal a fortune from his employer before skipping […]

The Fury of Blacky Jaguar by Angel Luis Colón

Blacky Jaguar—ex-IRA hard man, devoted greaser, and overall hooligan—is furious. Someone’s made off with Polly—his 1959 Plymouth Fury—and there’s not much that can stop him from getting her back. It doesn’t take him to long to get a name, Osito—the Little Bear. This career bastard has Polly in his clutches, and Blacky doesn’t have long […]

Knuckleball by Tom Pitts

Hugh Patterson is an old-school cop and die-hard Giants fan rooted in the San Francisco Mission District. When he’s struck down in the line of duty, the whole city is aghast. But Oscar Flores, a 15-year old Latino boy obsessed with baseball, witnesses the gruesome crime and has a plan to assuage the city s […]

Federales by Christopher Irvin

Mexican Federal Agent Marcos Camarena dedicated his life to the job. But in a country where white knights die meaningless deaths, martyred in a hole with fifty other headless bodies in the desert, corruption is not an attribute but a scale; no longer a stigma but the status quo. When Marcos’s life is threatened, he […]