Tough Crime


Tough Crime Stories No. 2

Tough Crime Stories No. 2

Michael Bracken “Itsy Bitsy Spider”
Thomas Pluck “The Third Jump of Frankie Buffalo”
Matt Mattilla “Day Planner”
William R. Soldan “Tally Ho”
C.A. Rowland “Beach Body”
Nick Kolakowski “Viking Funeral”
Andrew Welsh-Huggins “Long Drive Home”
Rob McClure Smith “Masonry”
Tia J’anae “Once Upon a Time in Chicago”
S.A. Cosby “The Grass Below My Feet”
Evelyn DeShane “No News is Good News”
Alec Cizak “The Bag Girl”
Preston Lang “Sarah, Sweet and Stealthy”
Chris McGinley “With Hair Blacker Than Coal”
Mary Torson “She Goes First”

Tough Crime Stories No. 2
Redneck Press
Editor/Publisher: Rusty Barnes
Contributing Editor: Tim Hennessy
Associate Editor: Rider Barnes
Design: Sue Miller
190 pages, 5” x 8”
POD $14.95
Tough website

Tough Crime Stories

Tough Crime StoriesRusty Barnes is the editor of the blogzine Tough, which features crime stories and occasional reviews. Now he’s published a collection of stories from the zine. Hopefully, the first of many.

Michael Bracken “Texas Hot Flash”
JM Taylor “Night Drive”
Richard Prosch “Lavina”
Mark Rapacz “St. Girard’s Ink Den”
Tom Andes “Detour”
Nelson Stanley “Kennick”
Matt Phillips “Working Overtime”
Chris McGinley “And They Shall Take Up Serpents”
doungjai gam “run, Jennifer”
J.D. Graves “Love-Honor-Cherish”
S.A. Cosby “Doubt Thou the Stars Are Fire”
Matthew Lyons “Blood Daughter”
Tom Barlow “Leave the World a Better Place”
Court Merrigan “Ruby Behemoth” (opening excerpt)

Tough Crime Stories
Redneck Press
Editor: Rusty Barnes
Design: Sue Miller
Contributing Editor: Tim Hennessy
166 pages, 5” x 8”
POD $10.95
Tough website