While working on the Springsteen-inspired noir collection TROUBLE IN THE HEARTLAND with Gutter Books, we figured we'd be idiots not to capitalize on that tidal wave and we decided to start work on a noir collection all our own.
The end result is, MAYBE I SHOULD JUST SHOOT YOU IN THE
FACE, a gritty no holds barred take on crime
fiction that will leave you beaten, bloody and thirsting for more. New Jersey-based photographer Mark Krajnak is contributing
some stunning noir themed photographs to both the Springsteen collection and
MISJSYITF, which will add a whole other dimension to our publications. The cover for MISJSYITF (above) is
still a work in progress, but you get the idea.
If that wasn’t enough we have added 28.6% more awesome
to the ZP gene pool with the permanent addition of Gareth Spark and Benoit
Lelievre to the team. Gareth is one of England's leading noir voices and
all-around hard-hitting presence, he came onboard as a guest writer for
MISJSYITF and we soon realized we would be crazy not to ask him to stick around
full time. Ben is the eloquent but
brutal mastermind behind the website DEAD END FOLLIES and author of numerous
hardcore fiction pieces. There really wasn’t any discussion needed about inviting
these two guys to join the party. Something just clicked. It just felt
right. And there is no doubt that we will be stronger because of it.
Look out for MISJSYITF soon and for TROUBLE IN THE HEARTLAND in the fall.