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 also 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.
Our next title, due out later in March, 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.
Also 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. For more information, take a look at our submissions page.
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.
"Mindfulness and Murder" as e-book and paperback
The first of three Father Ananda Mysteries we have published so far follows our hero, a Buddhist monk, as he solves the mysterious murder of a young boy in a monastery in the heart of Bangkok.
Mindfulness and Murder is now a feature film.
Watch the movie trailer here.
"The Devil's Road to Kathmandu" translated to Spanish
See the trailer here.
The English language edition of The Devil's Road to Kathmandu is available both as ebook and paperback with Crime Wave Press.