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!
It has been a year since renowned cookbook author, Helen Nash, launched her website, Kitchenwisehn.com, and each month she continues to post uncomplicated and nutritious kosher recipes. For those of you new to Helen Nash or her website, you will find plenty of healthy, delicious recipes that are easy to prepare. All of the recipes are also a good reflection of Helen’s philosophy: Eating well on a daily basis requires good planning, portion control, and an awareness of nutrition. She especially likes to use fresh, seasonal ingredients.
This month, Helen features recipes that are perfect to serve during the upcoming Jewish holiday, Shavuot. But they aren’t the traditional Shavuot recipes of blintzes and cheesecakes. Instead she highlights some of her favorite dairy dishes including a Quinoa and Kale Pancakes, Farro Risotto, and a light, gluten free Flourless Almond Cake. These recipes also great to serve all summer long.
Check back each month for new recipes and practical information to help you cook and eat well!
SONGS OF MY SELFIE: An Anthology of Millennial Stories (Three Rooms Press Trade Paperback Original, April 2016) edited by Constance Renfrow is making a big noise in the book world!
Vanessa Hudgens’ blog ASTRAL AND OPAL names it a “book that will suck you in from page 1.”
BUSTLE calls it the #1 book that “celebrates the millennial spirit.”
BUZZFEED says it’s a “mesmerizing read for millennials.”
The TAMPA BAY TIMES featured it in their Notable Millennial Lives series.
Chicago Tribune/Redeye ChicagoC called it one of “25 books we can’t wait to get our hands on in April.”
Portland Review of Books raves, “This is a wonderful collection of stories from some of the brightest young writers today.”
San Francisco Book Review says, “This anthology dispels the myths that millennials are a generation of self-absorbed, shiftless, shallow children. Instead, these 17 writers—all age 26 or younger—paints a new cohort of intelligent people dealing with very real problems unique to their challenging economic and social situations.”
Cracked.com, advises, “If you want a preview of some writers with brighter futures than the newspapers anticipate, well, here you go.”
To learn more about SONGS OF MY SELFIE, check out these cool links: