They call it the “crossroads of the world,” and from its inception Times Square has been the pulsing heartbeat of a city filled with life. Now, in this eclectic and electrifying collection, twenty acclaimed mystery writers take readers into the past history of Times Square, where danger lurked around every corner, and where characters walked its streets with the easy confidence of a con man. Spanning over one hundred years—from its christening on April 19, 1904 to the contemporary “Disney-ized” version, Crime Square is filled with guys, dolls, booze, and bullets. With contributions by such award-winning authors like Parnell Hall, John Lutz - and a host of others - CRIME SQUARE is the ultimate collection of crime stories, set in the world’s ultimate destination.
Ira Berkowitz – Shamus Winner Michael Bracken – Short story specialist William E. Chambers – Short story writer Reed Farrell Coleman – Triple Shamus Winner Max Allan Collins – Double Shamus Winner Parnell Hall – Shamus nominee Robert Levinson - Novelist John Lutz – Shamus winner Christine Matthews – Novelist and short story writer Maan Meyers – Martin & Annette Meyers Historical Warren Murphy – Double Shamus Winner Mel Odom - Novelist Brad Parks – Shamus winner Gary Phillips – Novelist and short story writer Joe Pittman – Novelist Robert J. Randisi – PWA Life Achievement Winner Eileen Dreyer - Novelist Wallace Stroby - Novelist Kenneth Wishnia - Novelist Angela Zeman – Short story writer
BABY SHARK WILL BE FREE FROM MAY 18 THRU MAY 22, 2012
HARKENING BACK TO THE GREAT MEN’S ACTION NOVELS OF THE ‘70s AND ‘80’s, BABY SHARK IS A KICK ASS NOVEL WITH A HEROINE WHO IS AS HARD AS NAILS – POOL CUE OR BLADE, NOBODY PUTS BABY SHARK IN THE CORNER . . .
October 1952 – A father murdered. A daughter sexually assaulted, beaten, left for dead. As a rule, in the 1950s, a good girl didn’t admit being raped –and she’d never seek revenge for her father’s murder. But Kristin Van Dijk didn’t play by the rules.
I’d wake in the middle of the night and say to myself, “It’s just business, Kristin.” In my heart I knew that using words like business, work, and jobs was Sarge’s way of talking about killing.
Albert would say, “stop a man," instead of, "kill him.”
Henry had his euphemisms, too. “We fix,” he’d say.
“They know what they’re teaching you to do,” I said to my image.
No one was saying it straight out – and the more I looked in the mirror, the more I realized that I wasn’t saying it, either.
I’d become an actress – a dangerous actress – full of deceit and lethal skills.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robert Fate has written for network TV and feature films. As a Hollywood F/X technician, he’s won an Oscar for Technical Achievement. He’s a Marine Corps veteran who studied at the Sorbonne, roughnecked in the oilfields of Oklahoma, fashion-modeled in NYC, and been a chef at a chi-chi LA eatery. He lives in LA and this is his first novel."