Interview with Matt Phillips, author of Countdown

The latest release from All Due Respect Books is Countdown by Matt Phillips, which Anthony Neil Smith called “A slab of rare pulp, served nice and bloody.” Here’s the pitch: Welcome to California. Weed is legal. Grow it. Sell it. Smoke it. Eat it. But the money you make off it—there’s the rub. Bank it, and the […]

Countdown by Matt Phillips

Welcome to California. Weed is legal. Grow it. Sell it. Smoke it. Eat it. But the money you make off it—there’s the rub. Bank it, and the Feds will ask questions. Keep it around, and you’ll get robbed. LaDon and Jessie—two hustlers who make selling primo weed a regular gig—hire a private security detail to […]

Accidental Outlaws by Matt Phillips

Three linked crime novellas that follow working class antiheroes as they indulge in theft, murder, and lawless shenanigans. Ain’t no cops running things out this way. In “Mesa Boys,” Ronnie plots a haphazard heist with a twisted con man. In “The Feud,” tough-as-nails Rex lets his resentment for a local pot dealer cloud his judgement. […]

Three Kinds of Fool by Matt Phillips

For ex-con and pool cleaning man Jess Forsyth, life is a California rhythm of surf, work, tacos, and drink. He’s gone straight, and he’s happy with that…Sort of. When he runs into an old pal, Jess finds himself taking money (and pride) from a well-heeled drug dealer. But things get twisted. On the journey that […]

Matt Phillips

  Matt Phillips lives in San Diego. His books are Three Kinds of Fool, Redbone, and Bad Luck City. He has published crime stories across the web at Powder Burn Flash, Near to the Knuckle, Out of the Gutter’s Flash Fiction Offensive, Pulp Metal Magazine, Fried Chicken and Coffee, Manslaughter Review, and elsewhere.  

Helen Topaz, Henry Dollar by Pablo D’Stair

Manufacturing threats of blackmail against himself, petty crook Trevor English convinces his lover, Helen, to pay off his fictional victimizer. But when Helen suggests that an investigator be brought in to find out who was behind the extortion, Trevor finds he must either maintain his intricate deception or end his affair—either option capable of spinning […]

Mister Trot from Tin Street by Pablo D’Stair

Wynol Trot—a family man and high school teacher with a pornography habit he takes pains to keep hidden. To Trevor English, the idea is simple—threaten Wynol with exposure unless a modest sum is paid. But when the blackmail doesn’t go through, Trevor realizes his own past makes him more vulnerable than his would-be victim—and that […]

this letter to Norman Court by Pablo D’Stair

When petty crook Trevor English is offered two thousand dollars to deliver a letter across the country, the choice seems fairly simple—money up front, no way he can go wrong. And when he finds himself in possession of correspondence several parties would pay to get their hands on, the choice seems even simpler—take what he […]

Guillotine by Paul Heatley

After suffering a lifetime of tyranny under her father’s oppressive rule, when Lou-Lou sees a chance to make a break with the man she loves, she takes it. Problem is, daddy’s also known as Big Bobby Joe, a dangerous and powerful man in the local area—powerful enough to put out a sixty grand bounty on […]