Stuart Coupe is a journalist, editor, writer and book reviewer in Australia with fingers in a lot of pies. While a student in Adelaide, Stuart Coupe co-edited the fanzine Roadrunner, an experience that led to further work as a freelance writer. He consolidated his career in the music industry as manager of acts such as the Hoodoo Gurus and Paul Kelly. He has since worked as a promoter, record label director, freelance writer, retailer, editor and author. Coupe's writing on the music industry has appeared regularly in Australian newspapers and magazines.
Andrew Vachss, Neal Barrett Jr, Lawrence Block, Chet Williamson, Julie Smith, Joe R. Lansdale, James Colbert and Joyce Harrington are just some of the contemporary American writers featured in this anthology. The tales are tough, explicit, uncompromising - and not for the faint-hearted.