July 2014 - Nik Korpon reads "Straight Down the Line"


This episode,Nik Korpon reads his story Straight Down The Line from The Booked. Anthology. You got that right! A story plucked from the anthology that your hosts Livius and Robb put together last year. And it’s got plenty of down and dirty.

Be sure to grab a copy of Nik’s book Stay God, Sweet Angel from Perfect Edge Books. He’s also in the upcoming Four Corners novel-in-novellas, co-written with Axel Taiari, Caleb J. Ross and Richard Thomas, which will be out in summer 2015 from Dzanc Books. 
Finally, anybody who is familiar with the recent shutting down of Exhibit A Books will join us in mourning the delayed release of Nik’s other novel, Fait Ave, which was originally slated to release in Spring 2015, and is now orphaned. So any publishers listening, be sure to check out our boy and give his book a deserving release. 
Be sure to get your paperback copy of Seth’s book In Broad Daylight before Thomas & Mercer come to their senses and stop selling at the crazy low price of $7.48. That’s half off!  Also, keep checking back here for updates on Seth’s progress on the new Jack Palms story he’s cranking out. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been enjoying Seth’s stories that are set in the Vonnegut world, so you should check those out too.


Your hosts for this episode are the boys from the Booked. podcast. Check out their website to get over 200 episodes of book talk. While you’re there, click the Booked. Store link in the upper right and enter the code CRIMEWAV to get The Booked. Anthology for $2.99, a $5 savings! Heard!?!

May 2014 - David James Keaton reads "Tap Tap Tap"

This episode, David James Keaton comes to you live from AWP 2012, where he read an excerpt from his upcoming book The Last Projector, from Broken River Books.

This story was read at the Wrong Kind of Reading, organized by Anthony Neil Smith and emceed by Jedidiah Ayres, at the Galway Arms in Chicago in March of 2012. This is the event that first introduced CrimeWAV creator Seth Harwood to the Booked. podcast boys. So it’s a pretty significant event. 
The story David reads is called Tap Tap Tap, which is part of a novella that he published in a collection called Uncle B’s Drive In Fiction, which was itself a part of a larger work-in-progress called Spunkwater, which would eventually become the upcoming novel The Last Projector. No copies are in circulation yet, but based on some Facebook posts, we’re guessing the book will be in the neighborhood of 600 pages, and that’s after heavy editing! 
Broken River Books is run by Oklahoma street tough J David Osborne, and their debut run of books includes Peckerwood by Jedidiah Ayres. You can see their full shelf of books on Osborne’s website: http://jdavidosborne.com
Booked. has dozens of live reading episodes. If you want to hear more from David James Keaton reading from The Last Projector, or other authors such as; Seth Harwood, Jed Ayres, Frank Bill, Scott Phillips, and many more, click here (http://www.bookedpodcast.com/category/episodes/readings-and-events/)

Your hosts for this episode are the boys from the Booked. podcast. Check out their website to get over 200 episodes of book talk. While you’re there, click the Booked. Store link in the upper right and enter the code CRIMEWAV to get The Booked. Anthology for $2.99, a $5 savings! Heard!?!

CrimeWAV Returns: Ken Wishnia reads from Red House

This months fiction features excerpts from the first chapters of Kenneth Wishnias new book Red House. Its the fourth book in his badass Filmoena Buscarsela series. After his read, youre going to want to go back and get all of the books in this series.

Kenneth has written a bunch of books and short stories, and he teaches writing, literature and other deviant forms of thought at Suffolk Community College on Long Island. Learn more at his website: http://kennethwishnia.com

Red House is published by the amazing folks at PM Press, a great publisher here in the Bay Area who’s not afraid to take on any and all comers. We thank them for all they’ve done over the years for authors. I had a great time at their reading last month at Borderlands Books. More books and info about PM Press is here.


Click here to download or listen to this month’s episode.


Don’t forget to pick up a copy of IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, which is a Kindle mystery special for the month of April, and will only set you back $1.99. Also, be sure to get As Much Protein as an Egg, set in the Kindle Worlds Vonnegut realm.


Your hosts for this episode are the boys from the Booked. podcast. Check out their website to get over 200 episodes of book talk. While you’re there, click the Booked. Store link in the upper right and enter the code CRIMEWAV to get The Booked. Anthology for $2.99, a $5 savings! Heard!?!

Bonus Content: As Much Protein as an Egg (Prologue)

In the next few weeks, I'll be dropping bonus content from As Much Protein as an Egg into the feed--both as audio and as free text files. I hope you'll enjoy them.

The hottest news of all is that there's a new Jack Palms short story in the works. I hope to be bringing it to you this spring in audio. Stay tuned!

If you haven't already downloaded As Much Protein as an Egg, you can get it for Kindle only here.

Click here to listen to me reading the book's Prologue, which isn't featured in the Kindle version. It's a special bonus just for you guys!

You can also download the Prologue as a free PDF to read on your devices OR as a Free .mobi file for your Kindle right here. That, or just start reading...

“As much protein as an egg” is an expression used on the front of cereal boxes in the year this book was written. It is the property of the Kashi brand company. This use is not meant to imply any relationship, impropriety or connection to the good people at Kashi. They do make a nice breakfast cereal. {Read MORE}

December - Reece Hirsch THE ADVERSARY

Hello and welcome back to the CrimeWAV! This month we've got my fellow Thomas & Mercer author Reece Hirsch reading the first two chapters of his novel THE ADVERSARY. How about that for awesome?

Click here to download or listen to this month's episode.

Believe me, once you hear this start, you're going to want to read the rest of this book. So here's where you can go pick it up on Amazon: in paperback and for Kindle. Oh, turns out you can also buy the audiobook as read by some fancy actor. Hit that here for just north of ten bucks.

Reece Hirsch is a San Francisco man. Like many of his characters, Reece is a lawyer. He's a partner in the San Francisco office of Morgan Lewis specializing in privacy and data security law. Unlike his characters, Reece has never been pursued by the FBI, the CIA, the San Francisco PD or Russian mobsters -- yet.  

THE ADVERSARY is the first book in a series featuring Chris Bruen, a former Department of Justice cybercrimes prosecutor now in private practice helping clients battle hackers and cybercriminals.  (The character was named in honor of Ken Bruen.)  

Reece's first book, THE INSIDER, was a finalist for the Thriller Award for Best First Novel.  

Check out his author website at www.reecehirsch.com.

November CrimeWAV - Erik Arneson "Mess With Me"

This month Erik Arneson brings his mean mug to the CrimeWAV and adds his tough-guy political story "Mess With Me" to the mix.

Click here to listen or download "Mess with Me."

You can find Erik at his blog here: http://erikarneson.wordpress.com

He's the communications and policy director for Pennsylvania state senator Dominic Pileggi. As far as we know, he has never killed anyone. He's on Twitter at @ErikArneson

This story is read by Scott Detrow, award-winning public radio reporter for KQED in Sacramento. You can find him on Twitter at @ScottDetrow.

"Mess With Me" originally appeared in the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of NEEDLE: A Magazine of Noir.

This month's podcast is once again hosted by our good friend Mark L. Berry. Find him and his books, as well as his free podcast at MarkLBerry.com.

CrimeWAV for October: "To the Bone" by Seth Harwood

And... we're BACK! More fiction this month comes from "Yer boy" Seth Harwood himself. He reads his new story "To the Bone" straight from the Booked. Anthology. (Strange punctuation and all!)

Click here to download or listen to this month's episode: Harwood "To the Bone"

As always, we're pleased as pistols to put this new content right in your ear! Listen UP!

The Booked. Anthology is for sale here and at Amazon. If you buy it from the Booked folks, just use the code "CRIMEWAV" to get 50% off the eBook when you hit that store link in the upper right. Right on!

What else? Special Special: Seth Harwood's new book IN BROAD DAYLIGHT is part of the Kindle 20 for $2 all October here. Go on and get it for just $2 now. Or tell a friend about it. You know what they need to read!

Mark L. Berry is the host again this month, bringing his bodacious baritone and thirst for alliteration to the festivities. You can find out more about him here: marklberry.com and listen to his novel Pushing Leaves Towards the Sun here and at Podiobooks.

Last up: if you're in SF and want to come ROCK this Friday 10/18, come see Harwood throw down at Literary Death Match 300! This show's always a blast and with it being a part of this year's LitQuake--get on that!--it'll be even bigger and better. Be there! 

CrimeWAV for September: Mark L. Berry reads "Shopping Mall Survivor"

This month we bring you Mark L. Berry's story "Shopping Mall Survivor."

Click here to listen now or to download the file. Enjoy the show!

Mark will be back next month and for a few months after to take over some of the hosting duties for the CrimeWAV while I get some ducks in order and write more stories. You're definitely in good hands.

Mark is the author of 13,760 Feet -- My Personal Hole in the Sky, a memoir that's available now on Amazon. This is the story of TWA Flight 800 where all 230 people onboard died when the Boeing 747 exploded off the coast of Long Island on its way to Paris. It's told from his perspective as both a pilot for the airline and as a family member left behind--my fiancee Susanne was onboard. 

You can find out more about him here: marklberry.com and listen to his novel Pushing Leaves Towards the Sun here and at Podiobooks

More big news is that I'll be back next month to give you my story "To the Bone" which is featured in The Booked Anthology. You can get it here on Amazon or from the guys at the Booked Podcast directly. Visit their website: bookedpodcast.com and once there, look for the Store Link in the upper right. Then use the code "CRIMEWAV" to get 50% off the anthology's eBook. You heard right! 50% off. Go get yours!

Stay Criminal!


CrimeWAV for August: Court Merrigan

"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face." -- Call that the tagline for Court Merrigan. At least it's the tagline for his website.

This month brings you TWO stories from Court: "Dogs at the Door" and "Our Mutual Friend." How's that for a solution to your crime story jones?

Click here to download or listen to this month's episode: Court Merrigan Brings the Deuce!

We left you alone for July and apologize. Vacation, don't you know? Now we're BACK and planning to bring the fury through the fall. 

Big news on the episode is that CrimeWAV will have a new guest host for a while, more great stories are on the way and YOU are the listener of the month. Enjoy it! 

This month's promo is for J.M. Porup's book and podcast, The Second Bat Guano War, which is HERE on Podiobooks for your listening pleasure. Be sure to check it out. Great stuff!

If you're interested in working on YOUR crime fiction writing, maybe you'll be interested in taking this online class with me through Stanford Continuing Studies: Writing Mysteries and Thrillers: How to Craft Successful Plot, Action, and Characters. If you have any questions about the class, drop me a line and I'll be happy to answer. Registration starts on 8/19 and since this is online you can take it from ANYWHERE in the world! No excuses!

Here's more about Court: Court Merrigan's short story collection MOONDOG OVER THE MEKONG (Snubnose) was released in 2012 and he's got short stories out in Thuglit, Needle, Weird Tales, Plots With Guns and a bunch of others.  After a decade in the Far East, he lives in Wyoming with his family, where he is a committed regionalist and contrarian. He is represented by Adriann Ranta, currently shopping his debut novel, THE THREE DAYS & NIGHTS OF LAMAR TILDEN. See more at courtmerrigan.com

*FIXED*--CrimeWAV for June: Johnny Shaw reads "Luck"!

Welcome to the **FIXED** June edition of CrimeWAV. I’m very happy to feature my friend, and label mate from Thomas & Mercer, Johnny Shaw on this month’s show.

Click here to download or listen to the right and edited version of “Luck” by Johnny Shaw.

Johnny Shaw was born and raised in the Desert Southwest on the Calexico/Mexicali border, the setting for his novels, DOVE SEASON and BIG MARIA. He is also the creator and editor of the online fiction quarterly BLOOD & TACOS, a loving homage to the men’s adventure paperbacks of the 1970′s & 1980′s.  And for you audio aficionados, check out the Blood & Tacos Podcast.

His short stories have appeared in Blood & Tacos, Plots With Guns, Thuglit, and in a number of anthologies. The story "Luck" first appeared in Thuglit #1, edited by Todd Robinson, another awesome writer and friend of the show. Be sure to check out Todd’s book, The Hard Bounce, when you’re looking for something awesome!

Johnny lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Spinetingler Award-nominated artist Roxanne Patruznick.

You can find him online at www.johnnyshawauthor.com or follow him on Twitter @BloodAndTacos

Johnny, Tyler Dilts, Eric Beetner, Gary Phillips, Paul Bishop and myself will be talking crime and hardboiled noir at the California Crime Writers Conference later this month in Pasadena. Come on out if you’re close by.

I’m also happy to present a promo on this week’s show for Mark Berry and his podcast Pushing Leaves Towards the Sun. Find it and listen now on Podiobooks.com.

Thanks for listening. I’ll be back next month with a story from Court Merrigan

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