Thrilling fiction editor So stakes a claim on the crime-rhyme turf, aided and abetted by Patrick Shawn Bagley, R. Narvaez, and Anthony Rainone, and featuring poetry in a hard-boiled vein from the likes of Graham Everett, Daniel Thomas Moran, Daniel Hatadi, Stephen D. Rogers and Ken Bruen, among others. But the real discovery for me was Misti Rainwater-Lites whose in your face sensuality and sexuality is as unapologetic as it is fierce. It must be hard to write with brass knuckles on, but these guys and dames, these bards of badass, manage to do it, peeling back the secret hurts of bruised and battered hearts to deliver tough, terse slabs of true grit.
Friday, May 9, 2008
From Kevin Burton Smith
The editor-in-chief of The Thrilling Detective Web Site on The Lineup #1: