In February, CWP partners Hans Kemp and Tom Vater, along with author Jame Dibiasio attended the Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Mandala, Burma and had a chance to meet writers, agents and international peace icon Aung San Suu Kyi.
We recently published the Noir novella Skewered and other London Cruelties by Benedict J Jones, a rough ride into Southeast London's darkest, sickest underbelly. Listen to Benedict talk about his work in conversation with Stuart Beaton at The Small Picture Podcast here.
And just gone live is The Gwousz Affair by Gary Anderson, a transgressive adventure set in the near future where Animal Farm meets The Big Sleep and is infused with a dash of Bladerunner.
On the horizon is Death Sentences - A Personal Account of Mass Murder by Michael W. Zimecki.
We are currently reading manuscripts and will continue to publish a wide variety of crime - from whodunits to Noir and Hardboiled, from historical mysteries to espionage thrillers, from literary crime to pulp fiction, from highly commercial page turners to marginal texts exploring cultural underbellies.
Crime Wave Press publishes novels and novellas in English.
Prospective authors should take a look at our submissions page.
Sci Fi Noir - The Gwousz Affair
A genre-bender (think Animal Farm blended with The Big Sleep, spiced with a dash of Gulliver’s Travels and served with a side of Blade Runner), The Gwousz Affair is a dystopian-mystery novel in which the Western world is largely ruled by highly intelligent bovines. Yet at the heart of the novel lies a story that is pure noir.
Gritty, funny, speculative and gripping, The Gwousz Affair is cutting edge Sci-Fi Noir for the 21st century.
Read author Gary Anderson's essay My Special Needs Baby’s Long and Roundabout Road to Publication here.
Hot off the digital press - Salaryman Unbound
Iwasaki Shiro, a 46 year old salaryman in Tokyo is having a midlife crisis. Unexceptional in his IT job, he works in the shadow of his boss’s charisma. His children are embarrassed by his mediocrity and his wife rarely thinks of him as an individual. He has nothing to show for decades of conformity and doing the right thing.
Shiro needs purpose in his life, so he begins to plot the murder of a neglected housewife on his street. He takes trips to scout places to dispose of a body, researches knives and arteries, and buys a neurotoxin while on a business trip in Thailand. His plans transform his personality – he can stand up to his boss, keep his children in line, wear the trousers in the marriage – but as he gets ever closer to doing the deed, it becomes clear there is more going on than he suspected.
Salaryman Unbound is a taut, literary crime novel set in contemporary Japan.
Read an interview with author Ezra Kyrill Erker about his new title.
Brand new and ice cold - Skewered and other London Cruelties
Benedict J Jones’ novella Skewered takes us onto the mean streets of South East London. An Asian business tycoon has been kidnapped and Charlie ‘Bars’ Constaniou, just out from a third stretch in prison and stuck working in his uncle’s kebab shop, is more than ready to hand over the ransom money for a cut of the action. But simple plans never pan out and soon Charlie is up to his neck in a crooked family feud that involves a stellar cast of misfits including a psychotic torturer and a classic femme fatale. David Goodis meets Get Carter by the Thames in this Noir feast. Five down & dirty short stories accompany Skewered into the British capital’s criminal underbelly.
Listen to Benedict J Jones talk about his work at The Small Picture Podcasts.
Jame DiBiasio in conversation at The Little Picture Podscasts
Gaijin Cowgirl by Jame DiBiasio is a high octane adventure introducing Val Benson, flaky Tokyo hostess and utterly unreliable protagonist who stumbles across a map to one of the greatest treasures lost in World War II.
Three Father Ananda Mysteries out now
The series follows our hero, a former policeman and Buddhist monk, as he solves murders in temples around Thailand.
Nick Wilgus is working on a fourth Father Ananda Mystery titled The Curious Corpse, which will be out with Crime Wave Press later this year.
Mindfulness and Murder is now a feature film.
Watch the movie trailer here.