Sunday, October 19, 2014

All Due Respect author Todd Robinson's story Good Dogs named Distinguished Story in the 2014 Best Mysteries

Congratulations to Todd Robinson. His story from All Due Respect #1, Good Dogs, is on the list of Other Distinguished Mystery Stories in the 2014 edition of Best American Mystery Stories. 


That's pretty great. 


We're pretty sure this is him and that this is a wonderful photo he will love us using here to spread this wonderful news. 


This is the book, the one with the list that tells us what stories from 2014 are distinguished and which ones are the best. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

OUT NOW: TUSSINLAND by Mike Monson

Addicted to cough syrup, television and Sugar Frosted Flakes, Paul Dunn is living in a state of torpor while staying at his mother's house after the humiliating ending of his third marriage. His inertia is broken when he becomes the chief suspect in the murders of his soon-to-be ex-wife and her new lover. Set in the town of Modesto, deep in California's Central Valley, Tussinland is about sex drugs, addiction, smart phones, Facebook and the internet, digital cable, anti-government militias, reality TV, fundamentalist homophobic Christians, families, 12-step groups, pornography, marriage, death, disease, and love. So noir it hurts.

"Tussinland is a fast trip to the dark side--a world of broken people and desperate dreams. It's violent and propulsive, but in the end it's also strangely--and surprisingly--touching." -- Jake Hinkson, author of Hell on Church Street and The Big Ugly

"Mike Monson is in elite company with Jason Starr and Les Edgerton as one of the best pure, unfiltered noir writers alive, and Tussinland is his best novel yet." -- Craig T. McNeely, editor of pulp fiction magazine Dark Corners

Sunday, October 5, 2014

ADR Books to begin publishing the Selena novels by Greg Barth!!


For us, Greg Barth's creation Selena is the perfect pulp heroine. She is a stripper, a whore, an alcoholic who needs to pass a breathalyzer test before she can start her car (unless she can find someone nearby to blow it for her if she has to make a quick getaway while drunk), a drug addict, a drug dealer -- you know, all the fun things. Plus, she is addicted to violent, bloody revenge and is very handy with a sawed-off shotgun. 



Barth self-published the first two novellas in the Selena revenge saga: Selena, and Hostility, and both are just about as perfectly pulpy as you can get. Sexy, violent (often just completely gory), with just the worst kind of bad guys. 

So, we contacted Mr. Barth and found out that he has three more Selena books on the way before the story is complete. And, we ... uh, made him an ... offer and, guess what? He has taken Selena and Hostility off the market and we are going to publish them! Yeah. And, then, we will put out the 3rd, 4th and 5th novellas before finally publishing all five together in both print and ebook. 

Look for the first three early next year and then the next two soon thereafter, followed by the all-in-one edition some time next summer. 

Watch out -- Selena is coming for you and her Savage-Stevens 12 gauge double-barrels are loaded and the safety is off. 




(this isn't her, it's a still from Rider On The Rain, but you get the idea)





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.