Welcoming The Big Click

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The Big Click Issue 6Noir fans, this is your time.

The kids are reading it courtesy of Lemony Snicket and Holly Black. The movies keep going back to it. And now here’s a new magazine devoted to it. This week we’re happy to welcome The Big Click edited by Jeremiah Tolbert (readers may fondly remember his earlier magazine, The Fortean Bureau). The latest Issue, # 6, has three stories:

  1. “Pure Southern” by James Robert Smith, in which a traumatized ex-soldier guarding a warehouse takes on the mobsters who want to rob it;
  2. “Big Davey Joins the Majority” by Barry Graham;
  3. and  “Denny” by Kit Reed, a heartbreaking tale of two parents and their son who have three very distinctive perspectives on family life, the threat of teenage violence, and kids growing up.

How to Greet Strangers: A Mystery cover - click to view full sizeAnd I’m happy to say you can get all the back issues here and dedicated readers can sign up for The Big Click: One Year Subscription. There are six 3-story issues a year featuring “noir, tales of the criminal lifestyle, confessional fiction, peculiar literary specimens, and great characters.”

If you like the sound of that, check out How to Greet Strangers: A Mystery by Joyce Thompson, where “the Bay Area welcomes a new detective: he’s black, he’s spiritual, he’s stunning. And he’s in great danger.”

That should take care of the weekend.

Although tonight, if all goes as planned (hey, often it doesn’t), we’re off to our friend and neighbor Robert Redick’s reading/party at Amherst Books celebrating the publication of the fourth & final volume in “The Chathrand Voyage Quartet”—The Night Swarm. Earler volumes (in order) are The Red Wolf ConspiracyThe Ruling Sea, & The River of Shadows.

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