The year is 1933. The economy has collapsed. Joblessness and homelessness have sent families on treks across America seeking the grail of basic survival. Despite refrigeration, which has replaced blocks of ice covered in sawdust and canvas, powerful automobiles, trains, planes and other engineering wonders, the country has turned into one long dusty soup line.
Who had money? Not Tucker Hammond, a Word War I veteran and ex-cop, or his wife Emma, who land on their lonely trek in Palisades Park, a New Jersey town of sordid trickeries and deceit. The Hammonds have come to meet Michael Fitzgerald, a butcher out to avenge his father’s murder and the evil done by his mother, a prostitute, and her lover, a depraved sex fiend.
About the Author
George Beck was born and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of Trounce: A Suspense Thriller, and Images of America: Palisades Park. His crime fiction stories have appeared in Flash Fiction Offensive, Shotgun Honey, and Yellow Mama magazine. He’s written articles for NJ Cops Magazine. He’s a police detective, adjunct professor, and PhD student.
We are delighted to announce the release of Noir Nation No. 4 – The Canada Issue.
Noir Nation is the only crime fiction journal on the world that combines international crime fiction and tattoos. It’s content is often dark, hard-boiled, sometimes creepy, but because it embraces crime fiction in all its forms, readers can also find the occasional humorous story or cozy mystery.
Noir Nation No. 4 — The Canada Issue — has over 20 entries from some of the very best literary crime fiction writers in the international scene, among them Lauren Cahn, Marina Perezagua, Richard Godwin, Jonathan Sturak, Melodie Campbell, Bianca Bellova, J.B. Christopher, Neliza Drew, Rob Brunet, Nik Morton, Chloe Evans, Bruce H. Markuson, Jeffery Hess, Tony Haynes, Mike O’Reilly, Gerald Seagren, Edward McDermott, Ryan Priest, Peter Anderson, Al Cerda, Joseph Trigoboff, and Mary Agnes Fleming.
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The print version is forthcoming.