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Hilary Davidson reads from Blood Always Tells

This month’s episode brings you Hilary Davidson reading from her new book BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS, live at Noir at the Bar in Milwaukee. As you’ll hear in the episode, the Booked. boys stumble a bit with Hilary’s bio because in addition to being prolific in crime, she also has a huge presence in nonfiction travel writing. But those books can take a walk, because we’re here for the down and dirty. 

As far as credentials go, Hilary won the 2011 Anthony Award for Best First Novel for THE DAMAGE DONE. The book also earned a Crimespree Award and was a finalist for the Arthur Ellis and Macavity awards. The sequel, THE NEXT ONE TO FALL, a mystery set in Peru, was published by Forge in February 2012; the third novel in the series, EVIL IN ALL ITS DISGUISES, was published in March 2013. Hilary's first standalone novel, BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS, was published by Forge in April 2014.

Noir at the Bar is a live reading series originated by Peter Rozovsky, and popularized by Jedidiah Ayres. There are N@B affiliates in cities around the United States and abroad, including a thriving event in New York hosted by Todd Robinson and Glenn Gray. There’s also a strong Los Angeles series, hosted by Stephen Blackmoore and Eric Beetner. If you’re lucky enough to catch wind of one in your city, count yourself lucky. 

Don’t forget to wish Seth a happy birthday, he’s been hard at work writing and recording, to get the freshest stories to your eyes and ears. As always, scoop up Seth’s books, including his Jack Palms series and his awesome stories he’s publishing in the Kindle Worlds, including As Much Protein As An Egg and other stories in the Vonnegut world. 

Your hosts for this episode are the boys from Booked. check them out! And as always, as a special treat for CrimeWav listeners, you can get the Booked. Anthology, featuring stories by CrimeWAV alum such as Nik Korpon and Seth himself, for $5 off the Amazon price! That’s three bucks for 27 amazing stories. Top that! Just head over to Bookedpodcast.com and click the store link in the upper right corner.

Barry Graham reads "Big Davey Joins the Majority"

Serious. Seriously.Serious. Seriously.This time around, Barry Graham reads his story “Big Davey Joins the Majority”. Graham is the author of many books and short stories, and his colorful author bio hints at a very interesting life. In this episode, you’ll enjoy the story of a hardened criminal, and the consequences of his actions. Then you’ll endure Robb & Livius arguing about nationalities and calling each other cunts. More info about Barry Graham here: http://barrygrahamauthor.com.


Graham hails from Glasgow, Scotland, though he now calls Portland, OR home. His novel The Book of Man was chosen as a best book of the year by the American Library Association. More recently, The Wrong Thing was nominated for the Spinetingler Award for Best Novel of 2011. It's 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. More books and info about PM Press is here. Also, thanks to PMP for putting us into contact with their great authors, including Ken Wishnia and Sin Siracco (forthcoming, we hope). 

If you’re in the know, then you’re already checking out your man Seth’s books using Kindle Unlimited, and you’re seeing Amazon’s tweets about Seth’s great work in the Vonnegut world. I highly recommend starting with As Much Protein As An Egg, which the boys at Booked. gave some love to recently. Also, keep checking back here for updates on Seth’s progress on the new Jack Palms novel, of which the first draft is now complete. If you want more fucks, speak up! Let us know!
 
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!?!

Thanks to Barry, Robb and Livius for making this happen. Big shout to Lee Dal Monte for holding it all tight.

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

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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!

 

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