Sunday, August 9, 2009

DAMN NEAR DEAD... the sequel!

In 2006, Busted Flush Press released its first original short story collection, Damn Near Dead (edited by Duane Swierczynski, introduction by James Crumley; 0-9767157-5-9; trade paperback original; $18). With 27 all-new "geezer noir" tales by some of today's top writers -- including Laura Lippman, Stuart MacBride, Mark Billingham, John Harvey, Megan Abbott, Colin Cotterill, Ken Bruen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Jeff Abbott, and many more -- DND went on to earn five award nominations and one win (for Bill Crider's "Cranked"... read "Cranked" for free here).

And now... a sequel is in the works!

Alvin, Texas, crime writer Bill Crider (whose DND story was an Edgar nominee!) returns to "geezer noir," this time as Damn Near Dead 2's editor. The anthology will debut at NoirCon (Nov. 4-7, 2010; Philadelphia, PA) with several of the contributors in attendance.
And just who are the contributors?? Well, stay tuned... Trust me, this will be quite a line-up!!


Scott Parker said...

Best news I've heard all day. Bravo!

Lou Boxer said...

Do not miss DAMN NEAR DEAD 2 and NoirCon 2010. Never before has such a winning combination inspired so many people to come to Philadelphia to celebrate with such lumaneries in the long, shadow of David Goodis! Long Live DAMN NEAR DEAD 2!