As always, All Due Respect has plenty of the good stuff on deck.
Street Whispers by Liam Sweeny, 2/23
An eclectic collection of pulp, grit and noir stories inspired by the Capital Region of New York, a rust-belt crossroads in the shadow of the city that never sleeps.
Dead Guy in the Bathtub by Paul Greenberg, 3/30
A collection of crime fiction stories with a wicked and dry sense of humor and irony.
Sunk Costs by Preston Lang, 5/18
Dan is a con man and drifter who thinks he just hitched a ride back east. Instead, he finds himself going 70-miles-an-hour with a gun pointed at his head. But instead of a bullet, he’s hit with a proposition to make some fast money. Soon Dan finds himself deeply involved with misdirection, murder, and the sexiest accountant he’s ever met.
Last Year’s Man by Paul D. Brazill, 6/22
A troubled, ageing hit man leaves London and returns to his home town in the north east of England hoping for peace. But the ghosts of his past return to haunt him. Last Year’s Man is a violent and blackly comic slice of Brit Grit noir.
In Loco Parentis by Nigel Bird, August
When teacher John Campion becomes aware of the neglect and abuse suffered by a pupil in his care and witnesses an explosion of rage from the music teacher in the school, he decides the systems in place to deal with such instances aren’t fit for purpose.
A Taste of Shotgun by Chris Orlet, 7/20
How far would you go to hide to the truth, if the truth meant losing everything?
Some men will go all the way.
Repetition Kills You by Tom Leins, 9/21
Repetition Kills You is a literary jigsaw puzzle, involving carnies and corrupt cops, sex offenders and serial killers, bare-knuckle fighters and pornographers. And a private eye with a dark past – and very little future. Welcome to Paignton Noir.
Welcome to HolyHell by Math Bird, 10/19
Finding a briefcase full of cash in the scorching summer of ’76 was the answer to young Ellis’s prayers. But he didn’t bargain for the harsh truths of life that followed, greed, cruelty, murder and deceit, and how kindness lurks in the most unexpected places.
Gravy Train by Tess Makovesky, 11/30
When a bunch of losers chase a bag of money round Birmingham’s back streets and canals, they soon find out they’re hopeless at hanging onto it. So will crime pay, or will their gravy train come shuddering to a halt?