First, congrats to Todd and everybody at Thuglit, for the Edgar nomination of “A Sleep Not Unlike Death” by Sean Chercover, from their Hardcore Hardboiled collection. Hardcore is packed full of brutal, nasty, well-written tales we have come to expect from Big Daddy Thug and crew. I’ve read several in this collection and all are equally riveting. Todd has been kind enough to supply us with our ninth Weekly Punch at BTAP that’s an adrenalin rush to the end. Enjoy.
Next Week: "The Toll Collectors" by Chris F. Holm
Coming in March: "A Stash of Goods" by Barbara Martin
*We are looking for stories to fill the month of May at Beat to a Pulp. A harboiled yarn of a time-traveling cowboy who finds himself fighting Blackbeard on the high seas -or something pulpy like that- would be most welcome.