Setting In Noir Fiction: Going Nowhere Fast

by Matt Phillips Here’s what I love most about stories: They let us travel from one place to the next, from one reality to the next, without getting our asses up out of the easy-chair. Call me lazy for reading so darn much, but while I have a book open I’m walking the seedy streets […]

Down & Out Books Acquires All Due Respect

Down & Out Books is thrilled to announce that All Due Respect, a publisher of low-life literature and crime fiction, has joined its publishing family as an imprint. All Due Respect publisher and executive editor Chris Rhatigan will continue in his current role with the new venture. “I could not be more excited,” said Eric […]

FAT BOY, by Paul Heatley coming May 1 from All Due Respect Books!

After his girlfriend leaves and takes their young son with her, Joey Hidalgo is left alone in the trailer they formerly called home with nothing to do but get drunk and contemplate her reasons. Is he really as angry, as volatile, so close to constant violence, as she claims he is? With no one to […]

A Short Excerpt of the Writing of William E. Wallace

Our friend William E. Wallace died today. He was a great man and a great writer. From the novella Legacy, by William E. Wallace: Frank Trask never guessed he had a drinking problem. “I drink; I get drunk; I pass out—no problem,” he’d say when people asked him about the large amount of booze he […]

With the Right Enemies, by Rob Pierce, coming March 1 from All Due Respect Books

Vollmer’s a young guy, grows up on ugly streets. He survives by being uglier, hurting people for money, hurting people because he likes hurting people. When he’s hired to track down Dust and bring back the money he stole, keeping Dust alive isn’t a priority. Neither is keeping anyone else alive, even people he loves. […]