Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Stiffed to be published by Snubnose Press

Yesterday I received the countersigned contract from Snubnose Press for the publication of my novel, Stiffed.  I'm delighted to be joining a great set of writers at an up-and-coming press run by the good folk who produce Spinetingler Magazine.   

Stiffed is a fast paced screwball noir set in a small town in New England.  Here's the tagline and working back cover blurb.

Tagline 

Friends help you move … true friends help you move bodies

Blurb
Tadhg Maguire wakes to find himself spooning a dead man.  The stiff is Tony Marino, lieutenant to mobster Aldo Pirelli.  It doesn't matter how the local enforcer ended up between Tadhg’s sheets, Pirelli is liable to leap to the wrong conclusion and demand rough justice. 

The right thing to do would be to call the cops. 

The sensible thing to do would be to disappear.  Forever. 

The only other option is to get rid of the body and pretend it was never there.  No body, no crime. 

What he needs is a couple of friends to help dispose of the heavy corpse.  Little do Tadhg’s friends know what kind of reward they’ll receive for their selfless act – threatened, chased, shot at, and kidnapped with demands to return a million dollars they don’t possess. 

By mid-afternoon Tadhg is the most wanted man in America.  Not bad for someone who’d never previously had so much as parking ticket. 

If he survives the day he’s resigned to serving time, but not before he saves his friends from the same fate.

Now onto editing, tweaking, proofing, etc. as the book moves toward publication.

6 comments:

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Congratulations, Rob! That's a great tagline.

Bernadette said...

I'm thrilled to hear (read) this news Rob and hope it does really well for you.

Now to wait and see what's changed from when I read it. How exciting.

Margot Kinberg said...

Rob - This is wonderful news! Thanks for sharing it :-) Looking forward to reading it.

Dyer Wilk said...

Congratulations, Rob. Snubnose does fine work and you're a fine addition to their roster. Looking forward to reading it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Rob!

Ray Kolb

Rob Kitchin said...

Thanks for the congrats. I don't have a publication date as yet, but I'll put once I hear and will no doubt blog about the book as it goes through production. There are a couple of difference, Bernadette, perhaps more so once I have the editor's comments.