Murderous Thoughts

The blog of Hawkshaw Press


Over at our parent imprint, Devil’s Party Press, we recently released the second issue of our lit mag, Instant Noodles We would really value having some feedback from you on the magazine if you have a few minutes to spare. Thanks so much for your feedback~ READ INSTANT NOODLES TAKE OUR SURVEY

Hardboiled and Loaded with Sin

Welcome to Hardboiled and Loaded with Sin, the anthology of Hawkshaw Press. First issue drops 2022. Here’s the deets: Fiction only. Short stories 1500-7,500 words. If yours is longer send us a query @ publisher at Devil’s Party Press dot com. 12 pt New Times Roman, double-spaced. Authors over 40 only. Submit everything through our … More Hardboiled and Loaded with Sin

Who was Miss Marple anyway?

“Miss Marple is a white-haired old lady with a gentle, appealing manner — Miss Weatherby is a mixture of vinegar and gush. Of the two Miss Marple is much more dangerous.” The Murder at the Vicarage Miss Marple first came into being in 1927 in The Tuesday Night Club, a short story pulled together into the … More Who was Miss Marple anyway?

Read Charlotte For Free

Thanks so much for your interest in Hawkshaw Press. Why not take a read of our very first book, Charlotte, being serialized for free on author Stan Charnofsky’s blog? Subscribe to Stan’s blog to get a notice every time a new chapter posts! Interested in getting the second book in the series, Accident, for free? … More Read Charlotte For Free


Celebrating women today by thinking about some women detective novelists I have loved. Margery Louise Allingham (20 May 1904 – 30 June 1966) was an English novelist from the “Golden Age of Detective Fiction,” best remembered for her hero, the gentleman sleuth Albert Campion. Agatha Christie 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) is called the best selling author of … More FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: MYSTERY WOMEN


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