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ATC Books publishes host of tattoo stories, including Chris Roy – The Death Row Tattooist

The market for good print stories is getting smaller all the time. Especially for off the wall, niche or sub-cultural stuff. So it’s great to see some of my recent work published specially to be read on smart phones. Almost everyone has one and there’s more to life than Candy Crush. ATC Tattoo Books have […]

North Korea or Putting Up Mirrors In The City Of The Blind

  So now that the media is gushing over the fact that there are human beings living in North Korea, does this mean that the reclusive terror state we can hardly point to on a map will soon be another impoverished capitalist nation selling kimchi flavored coca cola toxins to its liberated citizens, producing nothing […]

Master of escape seeking to become master of Noir – Roy Harper talks

Roy Harper, who has escaped three times — twice from the State Penitentiary at Parchman —has written two crime novels now from his small cell there, editing each one on an illegal cellphone. Both ‘Shank’ and ‘Heist’ are out with Crime Wave Press. Jerry Mitchell reports for the Clarion Ledger. Read the full story. Here’s […]

Crime Wave Press at Partners in Crime Radio – 1pm EST

Roy Harper interviewed at Noir on the Radio

“Being an outlaw is about freedom, it sets you loose from the boundaries of society, the boundaries of law, and the things that hold you back. The limits of where you can and can’t go and what you can and can’t do. If you have no boundaries there, then that’s the freedom that it gives […]

The Man With The Golden Mind reviewed at Literary Fits

The Man with the Golden Mind gets a great review at Literary Fits. “I am again impressed with a Crime Wave Press offering, this one being a Cold War aftermath spy thriller set in a country about which I knew very little: Laos. Tom Vater sets up an intricate and complicated plot which I found […]

A Bitter Pill – America is Great Again

America, you done it! Good luck with it. And please kill each other, rather than us lot out here on the vague fringes.

(English) Vint Lawrence – CIA handler of General Vang Pao dies

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(English) Short film: SHANK by Roy Harper – An explosive thriller by one of America’s most wanted outlaws!

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(English) Happy New Year and thanks to all my Readers

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