Writer, academic, and Contrappasso editor Matthew Asprey has published his sixth novella, Dog City, this time in the 16th issue of the great crime magazine, Crime Factory. This time Asprey is in Australia, combining crime, jazz, and the mob. Here’s the synopsis:
Perth trumpet player Finch has been gambling again. When the mob comes to collect, Finch bolts for the Western Australian highway. Unfortunately his old Datsun leaves him stranded in his old hometown, the failed industrial city of Brandenford, and the mob tracks him down. Luckily Finch finds himself under the protection of Brandenford’s number one jazz fan, Alan Gotch, who has lately made it big in business and local politics. But Finch will soon discover that Gotch isn’t offering protection for free….
There is also short fiction by Joseph L. Myers; Ly De Angeles; Christopher E. Long; J.M. Taylor; E.A. Aymar; Andrew Rhodes; & Deborah Sheldon, and plenty more. Pick up your copy (the print edition has a great cover) at Crime Factory or Amazon, or as a PDF or Kindle version here.