Author Archives: Rusty

Books to Look For: Blood in the Hills, ed. Bruce E. Stewart

This is one to check out. RB. From Appalachi­an Today's Jes­si­ca Stump: BOONE, N.C. — “Blood in the Hills: A His­to­ry of Vio­lence in Appalachia,” which is edit­ed by Dr. Bruce E. Stew­art, asso­ciate pro­fes­sor in Appalachi­an State University’s Depart­ment … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Mystery Tribune Issue No. 4

Mys­tery Tri­bune Issue No. 4 Win­ter 2018 The Mag­a­zine for Mys­tery and Sus­pense 236 pages Edit­ed by Ehsan Ehsani The first sto­ry in the Win­ter 2018 issue of Mys­tery Tri­bune, "A Friend Indeed" by Bren­dan DuBois, effec­tive­ly sets a tone.The … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Balkan Route by Cal Smyth

  Fahren­heit Press ISBN 978–1979517591 Novem­ber 2017 280 pages Ital­i­cized text from the Fahren­heit Press site: After a busi­ness­man is bru­tal­ly mur­dered in Bel­grade, Inspec­tor Marko Despo­tović digs into the web of cor­rup­tion that con­nects the police, politi­cians, drug deal­ers … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Lousy Racket: Hemingway, Scribners & the Business of Literature

The Lousy Rack­et: Hem­ing­way, Scribner's and the Busi­ness of Lit­er­a­ture Robert W. Trog­don The Kent State Uni­ver­si­ty Press 2007 307 pages $30.00 While read­ing the first vol­ume of Hemingway's let­ters pub­lished recent­ly (they're up to vol­ume IV now) I came … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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William Gay's Detective Novel

It's being released soon, accord­ing to the William Gay Archive and I think many of you will be inter­est­ed. Here's the descrip­tion. John Stoneb­urn­er, a jad­ed detec­tive, has aban­doned his office in Mem­phis to live on the banks of the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Southernmost, by Silas House

I've been look­ing for­ward to a new Silas House nov­el for years now. I've fol­lowed his career since I pub­lished his work in Night Train, and was extreme­ly proud to have his blurb for my col­lec­tion Most­ly Red­neck. His nov­els … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Governor Seeks to Kill University Press of Kentucky?

Please don't let this hap­pen.  From Scott Jaschik at Inside High­er Ed. Ken­tucky gov­er­nor Matt Bevin has pro­posed that some 70 small pro­grams in the state bud­get be com­plete­ly elim­i­nat­ed — as he also has pro­posed across-the-board cuts of around … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Quick Hits–Paul D. Brazill

This post intro­duces some­thing I hope will become a fea­ture here at Fried Chick­en and Cof­fee, quick inter­views with writ­ers in the crime or rural/Appalachian fic­tion scenes, and short takes on what­ev­er writ­ers I'm obsessed with at the moment. First … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Ernest Matthew Mickler's White Trash Cooking

by  Michael Adno/Bitter South­ern­er In the 1980s, some folks wrote off Ernie Mick­ler, author of “White Trash Cook­ing,” as a yay­hoo curios­i­ty. Oth­ers thought him one of the most bril­liant South­ern folk­lorists and pho­tog­ra­phers of the 20th cen­tu­ry. But per­haps … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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January Sale Down & Out Books

My pub­lish­er, Shot­gun Hon­ey, oper­ates under the umbrel­la of Down & Out Books. D&O is run­ning a 99-cent sale on two ebooks, for a lim­it­ed time only. D&O has estab­lished itself as a clear­ing­house for great crime fic­tion in all … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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