• New Release: The Last Danger by Rusty Barnes

    Shotgun Honey, in association with Down & Out Books, is pleased to release The Last Danger by Rusty Barnes. This follows up the 2017 release Ridgerunner, and and concludes the harrowing tale of Matt Rider, one time wildlife conservation officer turned infamous “Killer Matt.” Catch Up for Only 99 Cents If you haven’t read Ridgerunner, now […]

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  • Vital Crime Fiction: Knuckledragger by Rusty Barnes

    My Inspiration Knuckledragger’s milieu is working-class/immigrant-populated but rapidly gentrifying Revere MA, home of America’s first public beach. While walking up and down that very working-class beach and the other city streets, I took inspiration from the many convenience stores, Cambodian markets and bakeries, while trying my best to reimagine it all as the scene of a crime, […]

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  • Asphalt Angel by Rusty Barnes

    Jessie lay down in the center of the asphalt, body across the double yellow. “Fuck it,” she said. “I’m done running.” Jessie and I are hard at it. We blew up the Chickenman in Philly last night. Or rather, we robbed Dandy Marts in three townships and got away clean. Jessie’s been dropping Adderall almost […]

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  • Pecker Problem by Rusty Barnes

    Pearly Svine took a dirty middle finger and swiped out his lower lip in the hopes of shoving some Skoal into it. The fingernail-sized tumor there prevented him. Goddamn the goddamn mouth cancer. So he decided to kill Billy Savitch. This morning, at the Dandi-Mart down the line, Billy had gone on and on. Pearly […]

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