Crime coming soon! New titles from @TyrusBooks @myrmidonbooks @akashicbooks,Some crime titles coming soon from Iambik, just waiting to catch you in the act.
- Listen to the Dead by Randall Peffer (Tyrus), narrated by Art Carlson
Inspired by one of the largest unsolved cases of serial killings in the United States, the New Bedford Serial Killings of 1988.
- The Painted Messiah by Craig Smith (Myrmidon), narrated by Clive Catterall
A legend persists that, after the ‘scourging’, Pilate commanded that his victim be painted from life. Somewhere, the painting survives, the only true image of Christ, granting the gift of everlasting life to whoever possesses it.
David Kellgren is a process server, a job where everyone wants to kill the messenger and things can get a little bit dangerous and out of hand…
- Richmond Noir, edited by Andrew Blossom, Brian Castleberry & Tom De Haven (Akashic), narrated by Charles Bice
Brand-new stories by: Dean King, Laura Browder, Howard Owen, Yazmina Beverly, Tom De Haven, X.C. Atkins, Meagan J. Saunders, Anne Thomas Soffee, Clint McCown, Conrad Ashley Persons, Clay McLeod Chapman, Pir Rothenberg, David L. Robbins, Hermine Pinson, and Dennis Danvers.
The jackpot, @akashicbooks, and going the F**k to Sleep:
Calling the book a “fluke hit,” Johnny Temple, publisher of Brooklyn Indie house Akashic Books, said he couldn’t be happier about the frenzy over Go The F**K to Sleep by Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortes, a parody of a kids’ picture book that he’s about to release. The surprise hit title has more than 275,000 copies in print and doesn’t go on sale until June 14.Akashic Book has a reputation for a publishing program that offers a thoughtful combination of literary fiction, edgy counter cultural nonfiction and grassroots politics plus innovative commercial fiction imprints that focus on African American, Carribean and Gay and Lesbian writing. But Temple and Akashic hit the jackpot with Mansbach and Cortes’ hilarious parody of a kids’ picture book thats aimed at adults. Written from the weary perspective of a parent desperate to get a cranky kid to, well, go the F*** to sleep, the book has connected with just about every parent, everywhere, literally.
WOW, Akashic. Here’s the rest at Publisher’s Weekly…
“A big crooked quadrange.” Arthur Nersesian’s walkabout @poetswritersinc
I start in Manhattan, walking down First Avenue, making a left on Delancey, and crossing over the Williamsburg Bridge into Brooklyn. Then it’s on through Williamsburg and Greenpoint, over the Pulaski drawbridge to Long Island City, and up to the Queensborough Bridge, then back home.
New bedtime storybook from @akashicbooks: Go the F*** to Sleep. via @galleycat
from Akashic’s site: “a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing off to dreamland. Honest, profane, and affectionate, Adam Mansbach’s verses and Ricardo Cortés’ illustrations perfectly capture the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night, and open up a conversation about parenting in the process.”
“I said, “Yeah, sure!” I didn’t, but I went home and banged out something.” Nathan Larson on writing a book for @akashicbooks
Why did you want to write a novel?
The owner of Akashic Books, Johnny Temple, was also on the Dischord Records label with my old band. We ran into each other and he asked what I was doing, if I had anything substantial like a book. I said, “Yeah, sure!” I didn’t, but I went home and banged out something.
Did you start with a specific story or a character?
I started with an idea and wrote from there. I love the New York Public Library. To me, it’s a very emotional place, with the whole spectrum of society: homeless people sleeping, college students cramming. I had this mental image of being in there alone, and that was really spooky.
more from Express Night Out & Akashic. (N.Bn. the part of me who spends exhausted whiskeyed hours in front of her computer grinds an inch off her teeth whenever somebody “bangs out something,” but it still looks fun. — ed.)