Monday, July 27, 2009

Uncage Me!

The greatest anthology of crime fiction to come out since Christie, Doyle, Chandler, and Hammet joined forces to create a little book afficionados know as "The Gruesome Mallet," comes out today. In fact, since today started a while ago, it's already out and about selling like hotcakes.

Get UNCAGE ME! today. Get two. One for you and one for Mr. or Ms. Right if you should happen to be so lucky to find such a person.

My Stoop the thief story is in the anthology, but don't let that stop you. Publisher's Weekly said some nice things about the book:

"While John Connolly (The Reapers) rightly notes in his introduction that this all-original anthology isn't for the fainthearted, noir lovers will find plenty to savor among the 22 stories from both familiar and unfamiliar names. Steven Torres offers the most moving selection, The Biography of Stoop, the Thief, in which a 14-year-old boy tries to save the mother who abandoned him for a life on the streets as a substance abuser. Tim Maleeny's Prisoner of Love not only features twists and betrayals but manages to make an ambiguous resolution satisfying rather than frustrating. There are some duds, like Maxim Jakubowski's shocker We Mate in the Dark, with its pointless savagery, but on the whole the contributors demonstrate the ability to create believable and memorable characters as well as settings in a few pages."


Blogger Terrie Farley Moran said...


Your story about Stoop is absolutely amazing. I loved it!! I am going to review Uncage Me over at Women of Mystery and will be absolutely singing the praises of your story. I've already sung Stoop's praises to friends and family.

I'll let you know when the review goes up.


July 30, 2009 12:25 PM  
Blogger Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hi Steven,

My review of Uncage Me is up at


August 02, 2009 11:00 AM  

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