Dark and, at times, amusing fiction from award-winning author Dave Zeltserman

Sunday, August 22, 2010

On Dangerous Ground -- Finally!!!

Sometime around 2006 as an offshoot of an issue of Western noir stories that Ed Gorman and I did for Hardluck Stories, we put together an anthology deal with Cemetery Dance for a book of western noir stories. For the last couple of years I started to have my doubts whether this book would ever see the light of day. Well, this weekend I received an advance uncorrected poof for "On Dangerous Ground: Stories of Western Noir", which is being edited by myself, Ed Gorman and Martin Greenberg. While I don't have a firm publishing date, I'm being told it should be out sometime this fall. It's been a long time coming, and I'd really like to thank our authors for their patience in this, and I think everyone's going to be happy with the end result, which is really a hell of a noir anthology, You thought HBO's Deadwood was noir? Well, wait until you see the stories in this anthology. This is the real deal. Hard, brutal and black-hearted stories taking place in the old west, and as noir as it gets. If you have even the slightest interest in noir you're going to want to read these 404 pages.

Our Table of Contents:

Introduction by James Sallis

Hell by Bentley Little
All Good Men by Terry Tanner
Burl Lockhart's in Town by Steve Hockensmith
Canticle by Desmond Barry
Colt by Ken Bruen
Piano Man by Bill Crider
Desert Reckoning by Trey R. Barker
Lucky by Harry Shannon
Going Where the Wind Blows by Jan Christensen
The Old Ways by Ed Gorman
In Some Countries by Jerry Raine
The Cartoonist by Jon L. Breen
Durston by Norman Partridge
Emma Sue By Dave Zeltserman
Hell Hath No Fury by T. L. Wolf
Vanity by Jeremiah Healy
Cowards Die Many Times by Robert J. Randisi
Lead Poisoning by Gary Lovisi
The Conversion of Carne Muerto by James Reasoner
Last Song of Antietam by Patrick J. Lambe
Through the Golden Gate Bridge by Terence Butler


David Cranmer said...

That's terrific news, Dave.

Mystery Dawg said...

Hell YES. Sometime you have to wait for the good that is to come. Excellent line up!

Naomi Johnson said...

And the hits just keep on coming!

Chris Rhatigan said...

Stellar lineup. Happy to hear it will be out soon.

Garnett Elliott said...

That's my father-in-law (Terry Tanner) in there!

Dave Zeltserman said...

Thanks everyone, and Garnett very cool and could you let Terry know? It's been a few years since thins has been underway, and I've lost track of people's emails.

Sam said...

It's too bad there weren't open submissions for this one. I would have liked to have submitted a story, as westerns are the other thing I do.

Heath Lowrance said...

Fantastic! One of my favorite "sub-sub-genres"... can't wait to read it.