This is publication day for the new book, Mickey Finn Volume 1: 21st Century Noir. Edited by SMFS list member Michael Bracken who also wrote the introduction, the anthology from Down & Out books features short stories from a number of SMFS list members. The read is available in eBook and print formats from the publisher, Amazon, and other vendors. The SMFS list members in the read are:
Michael Bracken with “Final Reunion” as well as the introduction to the book.
Barb Goffman with “Second Chance.”
James A. Hearn with “Hard Luck Case.”
David H. Hendrickson with “Sneaker Wave.”
Steve Liskow with “Kicks.”
Alan Orloff with “Rent Due.”
Josh Pachter with “Better Not Look Down.”
Bev Vincent with “Reflections of the Past.”
Joseph S. Walker with “Riptish Reds.”
Andrew Welsh-Huggins with “The Mailman.”
Stacy Woodson with “Killer Sushi.”
Mickey Finn: 21st Century Noir is a crime-fiction cocktail that will knock readers into a literary stupor.
Contributors push hard against the boundaries of crime fiction, driving their work into places short crime fiction doesn't often go, into a world where the mean streets seem gentrified by comparison and happy endings are the exception rather than the rule. And they do all this in contemporary settings, bringing noir into the 21st century.
Like any good cocktail, Mickey Finn is a heady mix of ingredients that packs a punch, and when you've finished reading every story, you'll know that you've been "slipped a Mickey."
The twenty contributors, some of today's most respected short-story writers and new writers making their mark on the genre, include J.L. Abramo, Ann Aptaker, Trey R. Barker, Michael Bracken, Barb Goffman, David Hagerty, James A. Hearn, David H. Hendrickson, Jarrett Kaufman, Mark R. Kehl, Hugh Lessig, Steve Liskow, Alan Orloff, Josh Pachter, Steve Rasnic Tem, Mikal Trimm, Bev Vincent, Joseph S. Walker, Andrew Welsh-Huggins, and Stacy Woodson.