Noirlathotep is the first anthology released by Psycho Drive-In. Featuring the H.P. Lovecraft inspired noir detective stories of several regular contributors to the popular pop culture website, you’ll find some of the best cosmic horror stories masquerading as mysteries anywhere on line. Don’t believe me? Read for yourself.
“Noirlathotep features seven writers from the horror/pop culture website Psycho Drive-In, telling original tales of blood-curdling Lovecraftian-themed crime. Dan Lee’s “Let Sleeping Gods Lie” is a classic hardboiled detective story set in the modern day. P.I. Glenn Mitchell is hired to retrieve a mysterious book by a mysterious man only to discover that he may be in over his head. Alex Wolfe’s “A Stutter in the Infinite” begins as a locked-door mystery, following police consultant Lindsay Alexander as she is called in to identify the body of a friend. From there, she spirals into madness with a hint of violence. “The Lurker in the Dark” by John E. Meredith, takes us to post WWII New England as African American private investigator August Winfield is hired to track down a beautiful woman’s missing mother while dealing with his own familial issues. “Dan Shadduk’s Bad Luck Day” by R. Mike Burr takes private detective fiction to the nether realms, as monstrous P.I. Dan Shadduk agrees to help an ex-lover escape from a demonic crime lord. Dan Johnson brings us back to the present and a disturbing case of lust, ambition, and murder on a college campus with “In the Shadow of Reality.” “In the Valley of San Fernando” is Rick Shingler’s comedic caper of P.I. Phil Howard, who is hired by the wife of great Cthulhu to find their missing twins, Nicci and Nikky, before Hollywood chews them up and spits them out. Lastly, Paul Brian McCoy weaves cryptozoology, meth dealing, dream traveling, and alien conspiracies into a neo-noir tale called “The Shadow Over Braxton County.” When Samantha Sargent returns home for her father’s funeral, she gets recruited by her corrupt police officer uncle into cooking meth. But who, or what, is he working for? These seven stories bring crime fiction to a dark and accursed realm where nobody can be trusted and even if you make it out alive, your mind – and maybe your soul – may not survive intact!”
Noirlathotep has it all as well as some amazing cover art. Currently in paperback, this incredible collection will also be in eBook format later next week. Get your copy today and help support some talented authors, artists, and independent publishers