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Exclusive extract + cover reveal for River Bottom Blues by Ricky Bush

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Exclusive extract + cover reveal for River Bottom Blues by Ricky Bush

We'll be publishing River Bottom Blues - the 1st book in The Crime Fighting Bluesmen series by Ricky Bush - on Wednesday 11th March and today we are delighted to reveal the cover and publish an exclusive extract from this extraordinary book... Mitty Andersen knows that rising blues star Bobby Tarleton didn’t die of a heroin overdose. He’d blown enough blues harmonica notes with Bobby to know that he’d never let anything get in the way of his music. MItty suspects foul play and he’s determined to put his investigative skills to work to find out what really happened. Mitty...

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Go Tell The Women (again)

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Go Tell The Women (again)

A few years ago, not long after we started Fahrenheit, I felt the need to write a blog post asking more women to submit manuscripts to us. (You can read the original post here).At the time almost 90% of the submissions we were getting were from men and that didn't sit too well with us. I'm pleased to say though that our appeal worked and we've enjoyed a fairly healthy split for most of the last two years. Recently though we've noticed submissions from women have dropped back to about 10-15% of all the submissions we receive and the gender...

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NIck Quantrill talks about Ian Ayris and The John Sissons Trilogy

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NIck Quantrill talks about Ian Ayris and The John Sissons Trilogy

I first met Ian via the online writing community a decade or so ago. I was writing a fair number of short stories for e-zines, but Ian was an absolute machine, producing new ones seemingly every single day. I think most of thought we were clinging to his coattails, but getting into print together, via the incredible Radgepacket series from Andy Rivers and the much-missed Byker Books was a real thrill. I got there first with my debut Joe Geraghty novel, so it really meant something when Ian said some incredibly kind things about it, a genuine boost that someone...

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SLOW BEAR by Anthony Neil Smith (reviewed by Jim Thomsen)

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SLOW BEAR by Anthony Neil Smith (reviewed by Jim Thomsen)

When a proper old skool noir guy like Jim Thomsen notices one of the books on your list you damn sure better sit up and take notice. This review he's written of Slow Bear by Anthony Neil Smith is as detailed as it is thoughtful and we knew after we read it that we wanted to bring it to the widest possible audience so we asked Jim if he'd let us re-publish it here and thankfully he agreed. It's a great review but it doesn't shirk away from some of the difficult issues facing fiction authors today and we think...

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Blood & Cinders - Cover Reveal + Exclusive Extract

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Blood & Cinders - Cover Reveal + Exclusive Extract

London 1949. Speedway fever runs high. Its stars are the working class heroes of a Blitz-torn city emerging from the ravages of war. With cash in their wallets and hoards of adoring fans, these dirt-track chancers enjoy a life of speed, celebrity and sex. But as Bermondsey Bullets defend their league title, they are rocked by the death of star rider Des Fenton in a mid-race smash. It's the start of a new and dangerous chapter for stadium security boss Reg Calloway, as he's dragged into the dark side of life at the track, with echoes of his own troubled...

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