Sunday, November 28, 2004

Plots with Guns, R.I.P.

Plots with Guns, one of the best e-zines devoted to crime fiction, has just published their final edition. Due to the increasing amount of time and resources the magazine was consuming, the fellas decided it was time to hang it up.

The mystery world is going to miss the terrific work that Smith, Gischler, Maviano et al did, but I can certainly understand their reasons. Publishing a web magazine is a time-consuming endeavor and it does get tiring after a while.

Going out in fine style, the final issue continues contributions from Reed Farrel Coleman, Paul Toth, Scott Wolven and mio amico Charlie Stella. His story, "Young Tommy Burns," is a piece on one of the minor characters from his terrific upcoming book, Cheapskates. (I just finished the book last night and it's a winner.)

Bon voyage, you crazy crime guys...