It’s also an intimate look at criminals whose lives have been hardened by oppression and weathered by storms, while inside their rough shells they hide soft hearts.”
—Washington Independent Review of Books
CRIME PLUS MUSIC: Twenty Stories of Music-Themed Noir is a fantastic new collection edited by novelist and Wall Street Journal rock and pop music critic, Jim Fusilli (Three Rooms Press). The book is a collection of darkly intense, music-related noir stories by world-renowned mystery authors, including: Craig Johnson (The Cold Dish), David Liss (A Conspiracy of Paper), Val McDermid (The Mermaids Singing), Gary Phillips (The Darker Mask), and Alison Gaylin (Hide Your Eyes), plus notable authors from the world of pop music including Galadrielle Allman (Please Be With Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman), Willy Vlautin (singer/songwriter of indie band Richmond Fontaine), and more.
The Washington Post says, “There’s plenty here to chew on for fans of rock-and-roll and crime fiction.”
Other reviewers are loving CRIME PLUS MUSIC as well:
“Fusilli’s music-themed anthology rocks with superb solos from a number of big-name mystery writers and others who deserve to be better known. . . . Splendid compilation.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“ Hits the mark . . . superb collection!” —LIBRARY JOURNAL
“ A strong lineup of talent . . . hilarious . . . raw . . . exciting!” —A LA BOOKLIST
“ The music behind the stories in this volume ranges from country to rock to pop to contemporary electronic dance music to (get this!) bagpipes . . . The stories are little gems.” —DEADLY PLEASURES
“ The lineup of authors is impressive . . . and crime of every form playing alongside music of every form is a great idea!” —BOOKLOONS
“ This short story collection could ﬁll an Award shortlist all on its own. . . . Don’t-miss new writings from some of your favorite crime ﬁction authors— as well as some well-known folks from the music industry.” — BOLO BOOKS
“ In the hands of these modern masters of mystery ﬁction, CRIME PLUS MUSIC exposes the nasty side of the world of popular music, revealing it to be the perfect setting for noir.” — THE BOOK REPORTER
CRIME PLUS MUSIC exposes the nasty side of the world of popular music, revealing it to be the perfect setting for noir.
If you’re a fan of science fiction, you won’t want to miss THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse edited by Robert Silverberg, one of science-fiction’s most beloved writers. This collection of 21 gripping stories about the not-too-distant demise of the earth as we know it, will be out on October 25, 2016 from Three Rooms Press.
And what a collection! From rare classic tales by science-fiction legends Jules Vernes and Olaf Stapledon, intense works by Grand Masters Connie Willis, Jack Vance, Ursula K. Le Guin and Brian W. Aldiss, to haunting stories by contemporary authors Dale Bailey, Karen Haber, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, and Megan Arkenberg, THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES paves the road to the fantastical future, alternating humor with grit, and hope with ghastly post-apocalyptic visions.
Early reviews from the book trade publications have been fantastic!
Booklist gave it a starred review and says, “With its range of contributors, this is a much needed volume that will both satisfy the high demand for apocalyptic tales and remind readers of the actual breadth and depth of this literature of the end of the world.”
Publishers Weekly also gave it a starred review and says, “These stunning stories contemplate survival while question whether life is worth saving.”
And Kirkus Reviews says “the variety of ways in which these stories choose to end the world offers a great deal—nightmarish, funny, lonely, or hopeful—for the imagination. Wonderfully written, surprisingly varied apocalyptic tales”
Add THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES to your Fall must-read list. You can pre-order on Amazon today!
Today, Three Rooms Press is releasing the updated classic prison memoir, BAD: The Autobiography of James Carr. Originally published in 1972, this book captures the pivotal point in American history when prisons decided rehabilitation wasn’t possible, and prisons became terribly punitive. Forty years later, we’re still trying to reverse the damage caused by the 1970’s criminal justice system.
In honor of James Carr’s autobiography, here’s a list of Ten Books Spanning Five Decades That Demonstrate the Ongoing Need for Prison Reform:
Redeye/Chicago Tribune knows a good thing when they see it. They’re calling SONGS OF MY SELFIE one of “25 new books we can’t wait to get our hands on in April!”
Millennials—people born between 1981 to 2000—currently number 88 million, and make up the largest generation of the US population today. Yet, despite its size, the generation as a whole has often been wrongly described as entitled, selfie-obsessed, overly earnest, and whiny. In SONGS OF MY SELFIE (Three Rooms Press Trade Paperback Original), millennials speak directly about their experiences, and the result is a compelling new view of a generation that defies stereotypes. Available in bookstores NOW!