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Shortlisted for Spinetingler magazine's Best Short Story collection award.
An ordinary man who finds himself caught up in a bank raid gone wrong. A murder caught on security camera where the victim doesn't exist. A man with just months to live, who is already living in hell but decides to take on the devil. A mob accountant babysitting a hired killer on a trip to the countryside, and a burglar on an easy job who finds it might not be so easy after all. A con-artist conned, and what a man will do when in the grip of an obsession more important to him than his own life.
Eleven crime stories first published in Alfred Hitchcock's, Ellery Queen's, and elsewhere by award-winning writer Iain Rowan. Eleven stories of what people do when there is nowhere left to go.
Iain's short fiction has been reprinted in Year's Best anthologies, won a Derringer Award, and been the basis for a novel shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association's Debut Dagger award.
"Rowan is a very fine writer, one of those authors endowed with the ability to hook the reader in just a few sentences and keep him nailed until the very last word... fine examples of modern crime stories, gripping and perceptive, probing the dark secrets of the human soul, just like an old Alfred Hitchcock movie... Crime enthusiasts must not miss the book: this is noir at its very best." - Mario Guslandi, SF Site featured review
"During the five years that I published Hardluck Stories, 'One Step Closer' and 'Moth' were two of my favorite stories. I loved the nuances and true heartfelt emotion that Iain filled his stories with, and Iain quickly became a must read author for me - everything I read of Iain's had this tragic, and sometimes, horrific beauty filling it, and was guaranteed to be something special."- Dave Zeltserman, author of Outsourced, and Washington Post best books of year Small Crimes and Pariah
"A short story writer of the highest calibre."- Allan Guthrie, author of Top Ten Kindle Bestseller Bye Bye Baby, winner of the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year
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