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The Good Book: Out Now

I place her hand under my ‘Knuckle Town’ muscle vest and she traces the scar that curves from my right nipple to my hip with a red, lacquered nail.

“Downtown Devastation. Barbed Wire Match with Walter ‘Waxwork’ Wallace. 32 minutes and 15 seconds. Victory by pinfall.”

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… new book time: The Good Book: Fairy Tales For Hard Men.

After Repetition Kills You in 2018 it was a real pleasure to work with All Due Respect publisher Chris Rhatigan once again, alongside Eric and Lance at Down & Out Books!

Strangely enough, I first took a run at this book back in 2010, when an early version of ‘Other People’s Pussy’ went live at A Twist of Noir. (A quarter of my lifetime ago!)

When I revisited the aforementioned story I realised that one of the people who commented on the original story was none other than Chris Rhatigan. That little nugget makes this collection’s release through All Due Respect extra sweet. (Note: fellow D&O author Nigel Bird also said nice things about the story – another top guy.)

Anyway, Other People’s Pussy has been beefed up – along with the rest of the stories – and I think the The Good Book ranks alongside my best work.

If you like noir fiction, or 1980s wrestling – or both – then there’s a strong chance that you’ll enjoy this book.

Let me know what you think!


About Tom Leins

Tom Leins is the author of the Paignton Noir mysteries SKULL MEAT, SNUFF RACKET, SPINE FARM, SIN CLINIC, SLUG BAIT and BONEYARD DOGS and the short story collections MEAT BUBBLES & OTHER STORIES (Close To The Bone), REPETITION KILLS YOU (All Due Respect), TEN PINTS OF BLOOD (Close To The Bone) and THE GOOD BOOK: FAIRY TALES FOR HARD MEN (All Due Respect).

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