I arrived back from the hills of Pennsylvania to find several books, DVDs and magazines waiting for me at home. The first treasure I dug into was the debut issue of NEEDLE: A Magazine Of Noir. Many glowing reviews have already been posted around the net and I will bring them altogether by saying this: NEEDLE is the new pulse of crime fiction. Period.
I had read about half the magazine (and written the above passage) when I received an unexpected and welcomed request from editor Steve Weddle to submit a piece for the next issue. Damn if I didn't jump at the chance quickly before he changed his mind! And my luck didn't stop there as it just so happened that I had a story waiting in the wings called "The Sins of Maynard Shipley."
Here's the super-looking cover for the Summer 2010 issue.