Contributors, in order of appearance:

Mark McConville

Mark McConville is a freelance music journalist who has written for many online and print publications. He also likes to write dark fiction.

Andrew Davie

Andrew Davie received an MFA in creative writing from Adelphi University. He taught English in Macau on a Fulbright Grant. In June of 2018, he survived a ruptured brain aneurysm and subarachnoid haemorrhage. His crime fiction novella Pavement was released in by All Due Respect Books. The follow-up Ouroboros is scheduled for December 2020 and his novella Dig Two Graves is scheduled to be released by Close to the Bone in September 2020. His other work can be found in links on his website:

Ben Newell

Ben Newell is a poet, reviewer, and fiction writer living in the deepest South of Mississippi.  He dropped out of the Bennington Writing Seminars during his first semester, eventually resuming his studies at Spalding University where he earned an MFA.  He works at a public library.

Stephen J. Golds

Stephen J. Golds was born in London, U.K, but has lived in Japan for most of his adult life. He enjoys spending time with his daughters, reading books, traveling, boxing and listening to old Soul LPs. Glamour Girl Gone his debut novel will be released by Close to The Bone Press January 29th, 2021.

K. A. Laity

K. A. Laity is an award-winning author, scholar, critic and arcane artist. Her books include Love is a Grift, How to Be Dull, White RabbitDream BookA Cut-Throat BusinessLush Situation, Owl Stretching, Unquiet Dreams, Chastity Flameand Pelzmantel. She has edited My Wandering Uterus, Respectable Horror, Weird Noir, Noir Carnival and Drag Noir, plus written many short stories, scholarly essays, songs, and more. Laity serves as History Witch for Witches & Pagans. Her work has been translated into Italian, Polish, Slovene, German and Portuguese. Follow her on TwitterInstagram or Facebook.

Paul D. Brazill

Paul D. Brazill’s books include Man Of The WorldLast Year’s Man and Gumshoe Blues. He was born in England and lives in Poland. His writing has been translated into Italian, Finnish, Polish, German and Slovene. He has had writing published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Books of Best British Crime.

Graham Wynd

A writer of bleakly noirish tales with a bit of grim humour, Graham Wynd can be found in Dundee but would prefer you didn’t come looking. An English professor by day, Wynd grinds out darkly noir prose between trips to the local pub.

MJ Newman

MJ Newman is a UK based Crime/Thriller writer. He lives in the Midlands and enjoys taking his dogs for long walks, allowing his mind to wander to the dark side, dreaming up gritty crime thrillers for readers to enjoy.

He uses his own and others experiences to help craft his stories. Having previously worked as a police photographer and a prison tutor he has a tome of stories just waiting to put out there.

His stories are a successful mixture, combining fact and fiction, allowing Newman to delve into the world of both the investigator and the perpetrator.

Don Stoll

Don Stoll, whose notorious crimes include overstaying a tourist visa for the UK, began writing crime fiction last year.

His stories have appeared here in BRISTOL NOIR ( as well as in PULP MODERN, HOOSIER NOIR, PUNK NOIR (, CLOSE TO THE BONE (, HORLA (, YELLOW MAMA and two stories at, CLITERATURE (, HORROR SLEAZE TRASH (, and elsewhere.

In 2008, Don and his wife founded their nonprofit ( to bring new schools, clean water, and clinics emphasizing women’s and children’s health to three contiguous Tanzanian villages.

Ava Black

Ava Black’s publications include: The Bug Jar, Jacked (Noir Nation Magazine), and The Box (Spinetingler Magazine)

She has written numerous reviews and conducted multiple interviews for Crimespree Magazine and has read at Murder At The Mic in Chicago and Noir At The Bar in New York City.

Regularly, she attends crime fiction conventions and workshops in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas. She has a Master’s Degree in Education and teaches English as a Second Language.