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Introducing Fahrenzine

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Introducing Fahrenzine

Fahrenzine is a new adventure in publishing brought to you exclusively by Fahrenheit Press. Each issue features a single short story from one of the most exciting crime fiction talents in the world and is strictly limited to only 100, hand-numbered copies. Featuring no-nonsense typography and published pamphlet style, Fahrenzine takes inspiration from our old skool punk heritage and pays homage to the pioneering DIY spirit of revolutionary zines like Sniffin Glue, Chainsaw and New York Rocker. The first edition of Fahrenzine (#FHZ001) features Fahrenheit favourite Nick Quantrill. No Direction Home is a short story featuring Nick’s much loved character...

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Exclusive extract from LENNY by B.R. Stateham

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Exclusive extract from LENNY by B.R. Stateham

We will be publishing LENNY - the latest book from noir-legend B.R. Stateham on Wednesday 18th March. You can read an exclusive extended extract of this awesome new book here.   LENNY by B.R. Stateham Chapter One The Ballard County jail side door banged open with a metallic crash, spearing the pre-dawn darkness with a shaft of white. The blistering slash of eye-watering light rudely split the hot Texas air of a coming dawn. For a second or two nothing happened. The seconds ticked by in silence. At this time of the morning, just before dawn, the air was absolutely...

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Yonder Come The Blues by Ricky Bush

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Yonder Come The Blues by Ricky Bush

Once it grabbed me and held on tight, the blues never released its grip on my soul. The first time it hit me, my pulse slowed, my head lightened and the hair on back of my neck tingled. The Rolling Stones laid down that low down, gut bucket version of Willie Dixon’s “Little Red Rooster” in 1964 and turned a generation of American teenagers onto the blues from their own backyard. Years later, I would find the Howlin’ Wolf’s version way more low down and way more gut bucket and way more hair tingling, but the Stones pointed the way...

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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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