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“Crazy in the Night” by Greg Herren from Night Shadows: Queer Horror (Bold Strokes Books 2012). Edited by Greg Herren and J.M. Redmann. Danny and Matthew have been dating for a year and on the surface things are great between them, but deeper down they have issues...

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“The Thin Blue Line(s)” by Max Reynolds from Men of the Mean Streets (Bold Strokes Books, 2011). Edited by Greg Herren and J.M. Redmann. Does this story really fit into the category of noir? That’s a question I asked time and again while reading this collection. It’s...

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“Murder on the Midway” by Jeffrey Ricker from Men of the Mean Streets (Bold Strokes Books, 2011). Edited by Greg Herren and J.M. Redmann. This story has all the elements you would expect when picking up this volume: a hard-boiled private eye (named Sam, no less), a...

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“Spin Cycle” by Greg Herren from Men of the Mean Streets (Bold Strokes Books, 2011). Edited by Greg Herren and J.M. Redmann. Well, this was a lot of fun. I’m not sure there’s much I can say about it without giving it away, but I’ll take a shot. The narrator lives in...

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“Faithful” by Michael Thomas Ford from Men of the Mean Streets (Bold Strokes Books, 2011). Edited by Greg Herren and J.M. Redmann. I’ve heard it said that prior to the start of a chess tournament, while waiting in the green room, Bobby Fischer became irate with his...