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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Needle: A Magazine of Noir

With everything going digital, it is nice to see a real ink on paper publication coming out and today is Needle magazine's debut. It is available on a pay-per-issue purchase from Lulu for $7.00 + s&h.

Someone looking for a magazine about needlework will be shocked unless they are hardboiled needle workers. Hmmm, I just got a mental image of Mike Hammer and Velda doing counted cross stitch together while waiting for a case. Anyway, here is the way the publisher, Steve Weddle, describes it:
Needle Magazine is hardboiled, lean and mean. No silly reviews. No poetry. No advertising. Nothing but hard hitting stories. In your face and busting up your kiss-maker. Kapow.
On his blog Chatterrific, Gerald So has a good interview with Steve Weddle about the magazine.

Hard-boiled/noir is a subgenre of crime fiction that appeals to me and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this first issue. The cover alone would compel me to buy it.

More later.