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Axel Howerton is the author of the darkly funny detective novel Hot Sinatra, a finalist for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Axel is a former entertainment journalist, and the co-creator/manager of the annual Coffin Hop online horror event. His short fiction has recently appeared in such weird and wonderful publications as Fires on the Plain, Steampunk Originals, "Clones Fairies & Monsters in the Closet", the mini-collection "Living Dead at Zigfreidt & Roy", and the best-selling holiday anthology "Let It Snow: Season's Readings For A Super-Cool Yule". He is the editor of "Coffin Hop: Death By Drive-In" and the upcoming weird western anthology "The Horse Always Gets It First".

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Last summer, my debut novel HOT SINATRA hit it’s sales peak with #1 spots on the amazon kindle lists in Hardboiled and Noir categories. Now, with the announcement of the Arthur Ellis Award nomination, the book is climbing back up the charts again, currently sitting at at #35 on and #80 in the UK. […] Read more of this blog post »
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Hot Sinatra
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Living Dead at Ziegfreidt a...
4.65 of 5 stars 4.65 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Coffin Hop: Death by Drive-In
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Sur la Piste du Sinatra
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Tras la Pista de Sinatra
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Living Dead at Zigfreidt & Roy
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Let it Snow!  Season's Read...
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Dark Moon Digest - Issue Nu...
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Steampunk Originals
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Award-Nominated F...: Arthur Ellis Awards 11 16 May 10, 2014 08:56PM  
Michael Chabon
“The problem, if anything, was precisely the opposite. I had too much to write:

too many fine and miserable buildings to construct and streets to name and clock towers to set chiming,

too many characters to raise up from the dirt like flowers whose petals I peeled down to the intricate frail organs within,

too many terrible genetic and fiduciary secrets to dig up and bury and dig up again,

too many divorces to grant,

heirs to disinherit,

trysts to arrange,

letters to misdirect into evil hands,

innocent children to slay with rheumatic fever,

women to leave unfulfilled and hopeless,

men to drive to adultery and theft,

fires to ignite at the hearts of ancient houses. ”
Michael Chabon, Wonder Boys

Raymond Chandler
“down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor—by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world.

“He will take no man’s money dishonestly and no man’s insolence without a due and dispassionate revenge. He is a lonely man and his pride is that you will treat him as a proud man or be very sorry you ever saw him.

“The story is this man’s adventure in search of a hidden truth, and it would be no adventure if it did not happen to a man fit for adventure. If there were enough like him, the world would be a very safe place to live in, without becoming too dull to be worth living in.”
Raymond Chandler

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