Sunday, January 13, 2013

Five You Can't Miss -- Cindy Rosmus

1) “Riding the Union Pacific” by Kip Hanson, published May 22, 2012, in A Twist of Noir: <>

I’m a sucker for “train” stories, and this is the most unusual one you’ll ever read, especially in a noir zine.

2) “Black Velvet” by Jim Wilsky, published Aug. 15, 2012, in Yellow Mama:

I’m also a sucker for stories about Elvis lookalikes, especially when this one’s a sadistic killer.

3) “The Man in the T-Shirt” by Richard Godwin, published Aug. 15, 2012, in Yellow Mama: <>

Godwin’s “don’t miss” story of a voyeur who witnesses a double murder originally appeared in Pulp Metal back in 2011, but I loved it enough to reprint it in my own ‘zine.

4) “The Night Mandy’s Car Broke Down on 539” by Jen Conley, published Aug. 6, 2012 in Shotgun Honey:

I love Jen Conley ‘cos she writes like a man. This unsentimental story is a whole new take on the “damsel-in-distress” theme.

5) “New Jersey-Revisited” by Kenneth James Crist, published June 15, 2012, in Yellow Mama:

Barry Wilder’s “paranormal” adventure is a tribute to a local Bayonne, NJ hero, who died in March of 2012.   Rest in peace, Jack!


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  2. Cindy thank you for nominating The Man In The T Shirt. He's still looking for him.

  3. As always, impeccable taste, Pal. Great list.

  4. Like the Mastercard commercial. Making a stories to read list compiled by Cindy Rosmus? Priceless.

    Thanks so much Cindy.