Okay, so I’m posting again earlier than expected. Because of the unexpected news learned first from Sarah, who learned it from Anthony, who learned it from the angels. What was once known as Fuck Noir has received a more review-friendly title, Expletive Deleted, and will be coming out—after a long wait—this November. Says Bleak House Books:

Crime writing is a dirty business—dealing in death, isolation, ruin and decay—and sometimes it calls for dirty words. In this gritty, gorgeous collection of short stories, new and veteran crime writers alike celebrate that granddaddy of all cusswords; that most adaptable and descriptive grouping of letters; that searing, offensive, musical, perfect sound: fuck.

Contributors include Ken Bruen, Charlie Huston, Anthony Neil Smith, Jason Starr, Sarah Weinman, John Rickards, Libby Fischer Hellmann, and Reed Farrel Coleman. With an introduction by Mark Billingham. (Soap not included.)

Ms Jordan