March Editorial

PRO WRESTLING: SELLING VIOLENT LIES SINCE 1918! Pro wrestling is crime fiction: realism and histrionics blended into a cocktail of suspense, violence, absurdity and pathos that lies to you. And that’s just in the ring. Behind the scenes. “The Business,” as pro wrestlers call their trade, is a world of backstabs, class warfare, abysmal racial and […]

Online Exclusive: Suspect by Robert Crais (Review)

Suspect Robert Crais Berkley Trade; Reprint edition (January 7, 2014) Suspect, by Robert Crais, offers one of the great pleasures of crime fiction by welcoming the reader into the mind of a born killer, Maggie. Maggie is a pain-wracked veteran who after three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Through […]

Parts Unknown

Aaron lay on the mat, looking up at the arena lights, waiting for Jim to take hold of his feet. The small crowd, a few hundred people, booed and hissed, for Jim was the heel, six-foot-three and just shy of three-hundred pounds, a former All-State football player, and was about to execute his finishing maneuver, the […]

Also in this issue

Lucha Noir: How Christa Faust Wrestles with Reality in Hoodtown

The Ballad of Caprisha Marlin

Work, Hook, Shoot, Rip

Capsule Reviews


In This Issue


  • Parts Unknown
    by Trent Zelazny
  • The Ballad of Caprisha Marlin
    by Shannon Giglio (available on 3/17)
  • Work, Hook, Shoot, Rip
    by Nick Mamatas (available on 3/24)


  • March Editorial
    by Jason S. Ridler
  • Lucha Noir: How Christa Faust Wrestles with Reality in Hoodtown
    by Barry Graham (available on 3/10)
  • Capsule Reviews
    by The Editors (available on 3/31)

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