The previously self-published book of crime and dirty noir stories by the author of Tussinland gets the All Due Respect Books treatment in both paper and ebook formats. Includes added stories, and interviews with some of Monson’s favorite writers: Tyler Dilts, Jason Starr, Jake Hinkson, and J.A. Kazimer. Also, Monson includes here popular blogs from his website, including harrowing stories of his 18 months living in Hawaii in 2013-2014, when he managed to get fired from nearly every job he tried.
Critical Acclaim for Mike Monson:
“Monson’s clear-eyed, no-nonsense affinity for the rural milieu he obviously knows so well gives him a unique insight into the denizens of these dark ’n’ dusty yet sweaty ’n’ sun-soaked little corners of our shared world, and he imbues these socially sidelined misfits ’n’ malcontents with a relatable humanity, boiling down their nakedly exposed essence to the universally common denominators of desire and desperation. Criminal Love will mercilessly beat you in the heart and leave you begging for more.” —Will Viharo, author of Love Stories are Too Violent For Me
““If you’re looking for saccharine, best get you a box of chocolates, because what you get with Mike Monson’s Criminal Love is a box of bullets! Caliber? .44 Magnum! High velocity, explosive, hard hitting! Each one of these little gems is crafted to register maximum impact, and they’re all on target.” —Blackie Noir, author of Kiss Me Evil
“What really sets Mike’s work apart is his ability to find the criminal in everyone. His protagonist is the guy you sit next to on the subway or the girl who works in the office down the hall. He takes these regular Joes and Janes and hammers them with the daily grind of their dead end jobs and unfulfilling lives until they either fold or fight back.” —Chris Leek, author of Smoke ’Em If You Got ’Em