Weird Noir edited by K.A. Laity



On the gritty backstreets of a crumbling city, tough dames and dangerous men trade barbs, witticisms and a few gunshots. But there’s a new twist where
urban decay meets the eldritch borders of another world: WEIRD NOIR.

Featuring thugs who sprout claws and fangs, gangsters with tentacles and the
occasional succubus siren. The ambience is pure noir but the characters
aren’t just your average molls and mugs—the vamps might just be vamps. It’s
Patricia Highsmith meets Shirley Jackson or Dashiell Hammett filtered
through H. P. Lovecraft. Mad, bad and truly dangerous to know, but
irresistible all the same.

Cover by S.L. Johnson Images


A Kick in the Head by Chloë Yates
Violets and Furs  by Richard Godwin
Sins of the Brother  by Karina Fabian
Across the Border by Hector Acosta
Corkscrewed by Jan Kozlowski
East of Écarté by Andrez Bergen
3 Kings and The Mark by Carol Borden
Black Moon Rising  by Paul D. Brazill
The Darkness Cult by Jennifer Martin
Identity Crisis by Katherine Tomlinson
A Diabolical Liberty  by Jason Michel
Evil and Life by Asher Wismer
Gus Weatherbourne by Michael S. Chong
Wonder Woman Walks into a Bar by Leeyanne Moore
Charred Kraken with Plum Butter by Christopher L. Irvin
Yao Jin  by Joyce Chng
Train Tracks by W. P. Johnson