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.


When Good Guys Go Bad: Brubaker

I'm sure I'm preaching to the converted. But if you're not a comic fan or haven't heard of Ed Brubaker and his recent CRIMINAL series (blink-blink...rubs eyes with disbelief), take a pull on his new series INCOGNITO. It will blow you away. Crime fiction lovers can really sink their teeth into Brubaker's mastery of bleak options, brisk language, and plot pacing playing out against the backdrop of retired/disgraced superheros. Yesterday #4 came out. Catch up.