Monday, September 22, 2014

All Due Respect Books acquires CS DeWildt's rural crime novel: Love You To A Pulp

Oh yes, we just keep getting the good stuff. 

We are so so pleased to announce that we've acquired the new novel by CS DeWildt, author of the literary crime novella Candy and Cigarettes, the Bartleby Snopes flash novel The Louisville Problem, and the much-acclaimed short story collection Dead Animals. 


Love You to a Pulp is the story of Neil Chambers, a glue-sniffing private dick living and working in the small town of Brownsville. The book's chapters alternate between a complicated case of greed and sexual obsessions taking place in the present with stories of Neil's violent and tragic boyhood. 

Like all of DeWildt's fiction, it depicts the utter awfulness of people as well as the abject ugliness of their environments in a profoundly beautiful way. 

Should be out mid-January 2015. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

OUT NOW: All Due Respect Issue 4

All Due Respect is back with award-winning featured author Hilary Davidson, and hard-hitting crime fiction from Christopher Irvin, Michael Pool, William E. Wallace, Stephen D. Rogers, Michael Cebula, Joe Clifford, Travis Richardson, and CT McNeely. Plus an interview with One Eye Press Publisher Ron Earl Phillips and loads of reviews.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Coming Soon: Concrete Angel by Patti Abbott


We here at All Due Respect have long been fans of Patt Abbott's work. Check out this gorgeous cover for her latest, which will be out from Polis Books. Here's the synopsis:

Eve Moran has always wanted ‘things’ and has proven both inventive and tenacious in both getting and keeping them – she lies, steals, cheats and swindles, paying little heed to the cost of her actions on those who love her. When Eve kills a man she picks up in a shoe repair shop, she persuades her twelve year-old daughter, Christine, to confess to the crime. The girl, compelled by love, dependency and circumstance, is caught up in her mother’s deceptions and find herself drawn to her new role. It’s only when Christine’s three year-old brother, Ryan, is drawn into her mother’s deceptions, that she finds the courage and means to bring an end to Eve’s tyranny.

Set in 1970s Philadelphia and packaged to match, Concrete Angel pits a vindictive and manipulative mother against a daughter with just enough of her mother’s immorality to fight back.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

All Due Respect Books to publish Jake Hinkson's first story collection: The Deepening Shade


Yes, that's right. Jake Hinkson, scholar of classic film noir and master of writing neo-noir novels and novellas, has a collection of stories and we get to publish it. 



The Deepening Shade contains 15 stories, most of which were previously published in such journals, anthologies, and e-zines as Beat to A Pulp (Rounds One and Two), Crooked, Crime Factory, Flash Fiction Offensive, Fires on the Plain, Noir Riot, and All Due Respect. More details, previews, etc., to follow. The book will be released just after the first of the year 2015. The cover art will be hard-hitting yet subtle. 

Hinkson is the author of the novels Hell on Church Street, The Posthumous Man, and the novella Saint Homicide. He also writes extensively on film noir. He is a regular contributor to Macmillan’s websites CRIMINAL ELEMENT and TOR, as well as the film journal NOIR CITY (the flagship publication of the Film Noir Foundation). In addition, he’s written for THE LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS, MENTAL FLOSS, MYSTERY SCENE and BRIGHT LIGHTS FILM JOURNAL. His essays on film have appeared in anthologies such as FILM NOIR: THE DIRECTORS. 

Sure, that's all really impressive, but the important thing is that these fucking stories kick ass and force one to think about life and death and god and the devil in ways you may never had considered before. 

 alsoI'm also a regular contributor to Macmillan’s websites CRIMINAL ELEMENT and TOR, as well as the film journal NOIR CITY (the flagship publication of the Film Noir Foundation). In addition, I've written for THE LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS, MENTAL FLOSS, MYSTERY SCENE and BRIGHT LIGHTS FILM JOURNAL. My short fiction has been published in anthologies like BEAT TO A PULP and LEE, and my essays on film have appeared in anthologies such as FILM NOIR: THE DIRECTORS. a regular contributor to Macmillan’s websites CRIMINAL ELEMENT and TOR, as well as the film journal NOIR CITY (the flagship publication of the Film Noir Foundation). In addition, I've written for THE LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS, MENTAL FLOSS, MYSTERY SCENE and BRIGHT LIGHTS FILM JOURNAL. My short fiction has been published in anthologies like BEAT TO A PULP and LEE, and my essays on film have appeared in anthologies such as FILM NOIR: THE DIRECTORS. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

FREE: Wake Up, Time to Die by Chris Rhatigan

I'm not sure if weird crime is a real genre or a genre I made up. There are some writers who seem to play in this sandbox sometimes--Jordan Krall, Jon Konrath, and Chuck Wendig come to mind.

Anyway, I'm calling my new collection weird crime.

We've got Furby with an assault rifle, a guy who murders his neighbor and seemlessly takes over his picture-perfect life, an office worker who randomly decides to become a hit man, and a dude who wakes up to find a guy pointing a gun at his face who refuses to reveal information about why this is happening.

Oh yeah, and a surgeon charged with the task of stitching Spencer Pratt's head back onto his neck.

And right now Wake Up, Time to Die, is free. Big thanks to David Cranmer from BEAT to a PULP for publishing this.