Shout Outs: Steve Finbow throws down

If the literature of Hammett, Chandler, Macdonald, Leonard, Raymond, Ellroy, Sallis, Pelecanos, Bruen, & Peace does not question the fundamentals of right & wrong, does not investigate the morality of death, the ethics of existence, does not approach life with devastating truth – see Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men, Daniel Woodrell’s The Death of Sweet Mister, or Dennis Lehane’s Mystic River (to name but a few) – then what literature does? Crime writing is the pre-eminent literature of this generation, it chronicles urban life… not ivory towers or ouroborosian wank.

Steve Finbow

A Shout Out is when something related to the mystery or crime fiction genre gets mentioned somewhere outside the usual community places.

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Brian Lindenmuth

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.

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About Brian Lindenmuth

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.

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