There aren't many writers of crime short stories more prolific and consistently excellent than Matthew C. Funk.
He has two out right now that you shouldn't miss. "Real Fucking People" at Dirty Noir is a different breed of crime story. Stagger has found Hunter Moseley at the world's most depressing strip club in Tennessee. Now he has to convince Hunter not to use that gun sitting in his lap. The dialog in this one is sizzling -- on the surface, you might think these two guys are talking past each other, but they're actually fumbling toward a real connection.
Funk is back in New Orleans with "Silas' Good Run" at Beat to a Pulp. Silas is a dude with an AK-47, a bunch of drugs, and no fear. As Pamila Payne puts it, "No one does feel-good hardcore like you, Mr. Funk."
You said it--"There aren't many writers of crime short stories more prolific and consistently excellent than Matthew C. Funk."ReplyDelete
Thanks for the heads up on these, Chris. I've checked both of them out and they are terrific.ReplyDelete
He's been everywhere as of late, Mr. Funk. And deservedly so.ReplyDelete
Ya know the thing about Funk is, not only all that, the barstard's a handsome dog also and his lady is beautiful too. I know, let's all get together and go up to LA and beat him senseless. No, let's not. I tried that at Noir At The Bar last time and he made a casual wrist flick and left me wheelchair bound for three days. Besides that, dammit, he's a really, REALLY, nice guy too. Arrrggghhhh!ReplyDelete
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