"You know what? The bastard blows me out of the water. This guy writes Maine like Ardai writes New York. If you're not reading him, you don't know what you're missing." --Chris F. Holm, author of "The Collector" series, The Killing Kind, and Red Right Hand.

"A refreshingly new voice in noir." --Ed Kurtz, author of Nothing You Can Do and The Rib From Which I Remake the World.

"A glorious boilermaker of noir and East Coast gothic. The action is taut as a sprung snare and Bagley tightens the screws with every page." -- Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase and Blood Standard.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Rawson and Bardsley in the new PWG

Keith Rawson, that twisted bastard who was my sort-of collaborator on "One More Mess," has a story in the latest issue of Plots with Guns. Keith's "Clinical Trial" shows us a man tackling his relationship problems in a way that would make Dr. Phil shit himself. There is also story by badass Greg Bardsley. "Crazy Larry Smells Bacon" turned my lifelong hatred of Alvin & the Chipmunks into a new phobia.

If you've never read these guys before, PWG #5 is a damn fine place to start. That way you can brag you were into them before they hit it big. Better do it fast.


Keith Rawson said...

Praise from Caesar, Patrick. Thanks for the plug, and as long as I'm here I'll plug my friend Frank Bill's new one, Beautiful even in Death, which happens to be in the exact same issue. Frank could give you a run for your money in the down and dirty country noir, Patrick. Give it a read when you get a chance.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Patrick ... Sounds like you like crazy noir, too ... Can't wait to sink my teeth into No. 5 tonight .... There seems to be some damn fine stories up in that piece ... Congrats on Uncage Me, by the way.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

I'm going to make time to hit the rest of the issue tonight.

David Cranmer said...

It's another fine issue from Neil Smith. That M-N-S story was very unique and I'm looking forward to reading the rest over the weekend.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

I took a break from writing last night and read the other stories. A damn good issue over all, plus it was nice to see photos of some classy people there for a change.