LAST TIME, HE WAS SLOW...
THIS TIME, HE'S EVEN
COMING LATER THIS SUMMER
WATCH THIS SPACE...
Smith returns to his old stomping grounds on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to deliver a story that has haunted him for years. Inspired by true events, The Butcher's Prayer is swamp noir, packed to the rafters with fire & brimstone.
“The Butcher’s Prayer is wine-dark noir, with a hammering and bloody heart. This is Smith at his bleak and soulful best.” — Laura Benedict, Edgar-nominated author of The Stranger Inside
“Visceral, propulsive writing that cuts like a razor. Think Elmore Leonard with an injection of Southern Gothic. Heady stuff.” — Dan Fesperman, author of Safe Houses.
"A feverish, nightmarish, blood-soaked tale of good and evil, faith and family. Propulsive and unflinching, Smith’s prose is spare but evocative; this is a sweaty, claustrophobic, take-no-prisoners story that will implicate you with its first sentence and drag you through swamp and church pews in search of some kind of salvation." — Owen Laukkanen, author of Lone Jack Trail and Deception Cove
"Anthony Neil Smith wields a smooth yet serrated style that's carved him two decades worth of fierce material, now being re-discovered by a younger upstart audience of modern noir enthusiasts...his stories immediately burrow into my memory and remain long, withstanding the static storms of our contemporary attention-deficits." - Gabriel Hart, author of Fallout from Our Asphalt Hell
TRASH PANDAS (FAHRENZINE #13)
"Trash Pandas" was my contribution to the limited edition and very sought after status symbol known as the FAHRENZINE! The maniacs over there made 100 copies, sold them via the website, and now they're gone!
It's what you've come to expect from me - gonzo noir with a candy coating of absurd.
SIN-CRAZED PSYCHO KILLER! DIVE, DIVE, DIVE!
Back from the grave, this little bizarro/horror ditty returns to kindle to
shock and appall you!
BACK IN FRANCE
Lafitte can't seem to keep away from that sweet French vino, so Editions 10/18 has brought him back in a pocket edition ("poche"). Now available , JAN. 21.
Here's hoping he makes a big splash in France without causing too many bloodbaths.
A washed-up, One-Armed Ex-Rez cop gets in over his head out in western North Dakota during the oil boom. Throw in a young lady bartender, a ruthless oil baron, and a cast of bruisers looking to do our hero some harm, and you've got a slab of pulp noir that will satisfy your bloodlust.
A failed Navy SEAL, Judd can't believe his luck when Catriona falls for him. He lives in Minnesota; she's from Scotland. They work for the same company, they've messaged online for ages. They may be thousands of miles apart, but they share a deep love of cycling and a passion for life. It's love at first sight. He catches a flight over the pond to go riding with her.
What Judd doesn't know is that someone with sinister plans is following them. Their lonely journey through the Highlands turns into a game of cat and mouse. Someone is making them ride for their lives. But who exactly is the hunter, and who is the hunted?
BILLY LAFITTE GOES TO FRANCE!
From Sonatine Editions, Lune Noire & Bete Noire have hit bookstores in France.
I'm very excited to see my work translated into French by the great Fabrice Pointeau, who has translated some of the best noir writers we've got!