Short, Sharp Interview: L A Sykes

PDB: What’s going on?   Sorting out some manuscripts and working on some more short fiction. Also, Near To The Knuckle are putting out the full collection of my short stories and flash fiction in a volume entitled Noir Medley.   PDB: Do you listen to music when you work?   No, the quieter the […]

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Recommended Read: punkPunk edited by Andrew Hook

Andrew Hook’s punkPunk anthology is an eclectic and electric mix of short stories inspired by punk rock music and the ’70s punk movement. There’s American punk, British punk, Australian punk. There’s social realism and science fiction. There’s black comedy and coming of age tales. And there’s a sense of bittersweet nostalgia that permeates some of […]

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Recommended Read: The Hard Cold Shoulder by L A Sykes

Pitkin, an insomniac, punch-drunk ex-cop haunted by the past, receives a phone call from a small-time criminal that sends him spiraling deep into Manchester’s sordid underbelly. LA Sykes’ The Hard Cold Shoulder is a brutal Brit Grit/ noir. A hard-boiled, urban western laced with sharp social commentary. A shot of the hard stuff.

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