KIERAN SHEA’s fiction has appeared in dozens of venues including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Dogmatika, Word Riot, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Crimefactory, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir well as in some beefy-looking anthologies most of which will make you question the tether of his shiny, red balloon. To his self-deprecating astonishment he's also been nominated for the Story South’s Million Writers Award twice without sending the judges so much as a thank you note. He co-edited the satiric transgressive fiction collection D*CKED: DARK FICTION INSPIRED BY DICK CHENEY and his debut novel KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY is out now from Titan Books. Kieran divides his time between 38°58′22.6″N- 76°30′4.17″W and 39.2775° N, 74.5750° W.



Miss the abject bleakness of HBO's The Wire? Get your "Charm City" crime fix here. Bonus? The Baltimore Sun has a do it yourself pin chart just like on all those great TV cop dramas. Go ahead. See how many homicides, hammer in the face robberies, home invasions, etc. were close to your Bouchercon hotel last fall. Which reminds me, I'm registered for B'Con in Indy, are you? The list grows and grows.