Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Proof Of Life" is up at A Twist of Noir!

Many crime writers (including yours truly) tend to see crime fiction in just two dimensions and thus, on some levels, it becomes predictable. Now Katherine Tomlinson told me that she wrote a tale for Thug Lit a couple of years ago and I told her that I had absolutely no idea.

Her story "Proof of Life" was in Issue #19 of Thug Lit and it is probably one of the most unique crime fiction stories that you will ever read. Katherine truly gave my favorite genre a third dimension, so please see for yourself with "Proof of Life." Todd Robinson really got it right when he chose it for that issue.

Yet, she's not one toot her own horn and so the work that should be recognized, almost becomes a strange version of that koan about the forest.

Two years later, Christopher Grant enters the picture, because that's the beauty of his site, A Twist of Noir. The stories that didn't find their proper audience the first time, can reach a new one and the reader benefits this time. Because not only do you get a chance to discover or rediscover a story, the artist gets a chance to do the little things to improve that story.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Christopher Grant gives you the revised and improved version of Katherine Tomlinson's "Proof Of Life."


Paul D. Brazill said...

I'll pop over later. I'm looking forward to this.

Cormac Brown said...

Paulie Decibels,

As you said on the social networking site, "cracking story," eh?

quin browne said...

cormac, you remain a gentleman of the finest kind.

always promoting friends... you make me wish i was a better person.

Cormac Brown said...


I don't think that you can be a better person, you help people outside of the Internet and I give them the bird.

Randal Graves said...

What's wrong with giving them the bird?

Cormac Brown said...


Well, some don't take to kindly to that, pard.