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.


Invitation to a Fistfight: Marlowe

OK...lazy Tuesday question...a question that has been beaten to death, but for anyone actually reading this stupid movie Marlowe for a minute. Gould or Bogart or Montgomery or Powell or Garner or Mitchum? Don't be shy. Me? My vote? I was on the fence for Bogart, but the big lug Gould won for sheer originality and the last ten minutes of THE LONG GOOD-BYE. Sorry. The reason for this is Bogart's performance as a better character (Captain 'Rip' Murdock in DEAD RECKONING) crushed and clouded his previous performance as the private dick icon. Please, please, please discuss. Anyone? Anyone? Who could pull it off today? My thought is...wait for it...Guy Pearce. Throw the man a bone, Hollywood.