Detectives Hahn and Morales are called to investigate the shooting of a garage mechanic and soon uncover a can of worms that includes the FBI, Mossad and Nazi hitmen who are in the US offing prominent members of the Jewish community.
Throw a young reporter with the hots for Hahn into the mix and you have an engrossing, well-paced whodunnit peppered with strong characters- not least of which is Turner Hahn with his Clark Gable looks, secret fortune and collection of classic cars.
A Taste Of Old Revenge by B R Stateham is a gripping, well- plotted, crime thriller that is full of cinematic images and sharp twist and turns, and really would make a great film.
B R Stateham’s Smitty is back and he’s out to avenge the death of a cop. A Dish Served Cold is a classic slice of hardboiled -pulp-noir, tinged with the supernatural.
Another knockout from Near To The Knuckle.
‘He turned around and glanced at his partner. The monstrous goon was standing directly in front of the burning headlights of the Ford Mustang, big mitts for hands stuffed into the pockets of his slacks, and fully outlined like some black silhouette of a nightmare.
He smiled at that thought.
It was Friday the 13th.’
Read the rest here at Near To The Knuckle.
An ice cold killer is hired to protect a dead mob boss’ family.
Cue blood- splattered shoot-outs, sharp twists and a great protagonist.
B.R. Stateham’s Smitty is a classic hard-boiled pulp/ noir creation and A Killing Kiss is great old-school fun.
Another gem from Number 13 Press.
B. R. Stateham‘s Smitty is back at PULP METAL MAGAZINE.
‘ We walked out of the neon glare of the hospital’s front door and sank into the gloom of the hot still night like unwanted nightmares. Neither of us felt like talking. Behind us, in Intensive Care Unit, was a friend of ours struggling to find the strength for his next breath. Adizzying array of tubes and electronic devices were plugged into his body. Bright screens for monitors filled the soft light of his hospital room with the note of every breath, every heartbeat, every electronic pulse zapping through his cranium. Except the screen for the brain scan was flat lined.
Two bullets in the chest did that to you. Turned you into a zombie. A zombie kept alive by machines.
As far as the doctors would say . . . which they wouldn’t, but you could see it in their eyes . . . Patrolman Darnell Goodland was gone. The odds of pulling out of this one, after all the blood loss, wasn’t looking good. He was alive . . . yes.’
Read the rest here.
And get more Smitty here
Two For The Road
Smitty: Two For The Road by B R Stateham is out now.
Watch the trailer!
Insatiable: A Roman Dalton Yarn is a noir/ horror short story based on characters created by Paul D. Brazill.
In B R Stateham’s Insatiable, PI Roman Dalton gets a request from an old friend to help him solve a murder. A murder so horrible, so brutal, it had to be caused by a werewolf! Dalton is approaching his ‘change’ and at the same time trying to solve a vicious crime. How does he stop himself from leaping onto his friend, when the time comes, and making his old buddy an evening snack? How does he find and remove from the city a werewolf who happens to be much older, and far stronger, than he is–and not create a panic among all the potential meal tickets walking around?
James H Duncan over at the Writer’s Digest talks about The Cocktail Genre and gives a hat tip to the Drunk On The Moon Anthologies, K. A. Laity, Richard Godwin, Lee Goldberg, B.r. Stateham and more.
Detectives Hahn and Morales are called to investigate the shooting of a garage mechanic and uncover a can of particularly ugly worms who have more than a passing resemblance to the FBI, Mossad and Odessa – Nazi hitmen who are in the US offing prominent members of the Jewish community.
Throw a young reporter with the hots for Hahn,his mysterious grandfather, and a secret fortune into the mix and you have an engrossing, well-paced whodunnit that is peppered with strong, likable characters – not least of which is Turner Hahn with his Clark Gable looks and collection of classic cars.
A Taste Of Old Revenge by B R Stateham is a gripping, well- plotted, crime thriller that is full of cinematic images and twist and turns, and really would make a great film.
The latest issue of Jack Lehman’s Lit Noir magazine is out now and includes fiction from K A Laity, B R Stateham and more, as well as some book recommendations from me.
Get it here.
And there is an interview with Jack Lehman over at B R Stateham‘s blog.
There’s a short, sharp interview with the creator of Smitty, Drunk On The Moon pack member B R Stateham over at Roman Dalton P.I.